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Thunder Creek Rolls into Maine with Coop’s Truck & Equipment

BANGOR, ME — Coop’s Truck & Equipment of Bangor, Maine, has added the Thunder Creek lineup of field fueling and service solutions to its new equipment sales lineup. The company specializes in truck, trailer, and equipment solutions for the construction and agricultural industries, including truck body fabrication, farm tractors, and …

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SEAA Recognizes MAS Building & Bridge for Outstanding Safety and Training Record

NORFOLK, MA — The Steel Erectors Association of America (SEAA) announces the recipients of its 2024 Safety Excellence and Craft Training Excellence Awards. Member companies received recognition for maintaining good safety records and having a comprehensive training program aligned with long-term career paths.

“We are proud to introduce the winners …

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Equipment Sales Representative, Nekludoff, Transfers to Monroe Tractor's Westborough Store

WESTBOROUGH, MA — Monroe Tractor announces that James Nekludoff, Equipment Sales Representative, has transferred to Westborough from the company's store in South Windsor, Connecticut, where he also worked as an Equipment Sales Representative.

With 20 years of experience in construction equipment, Nekludoff brings a wealth of industry knowledge to …

Skanska Awarded $24M Contract for Supplemental Track Improvements to MBTA’s Red Line

BOSTON, MA — Skanska, a global construction and development firm, announces that it has been awarded a $24 million contract by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) to provide supplemental track improvements to the MBTA Red Line during six 24/7 track outages scheduled in 2024.

“We’re thrilled to continue …

Connecticut Governor Announces Groundbreaking for Major Reconfiguration of I-91, I-691, Route 15 Interchange

HARTFORD, CT — Governor Ned Lamont and Transportation Commissioner Garrett Eucalitto recently hosted a ceremony to break ground and commemorate the start of the second construction phase of a major, three-phase project to reconfigure the highway interchange connecting Interstate 91, Interstate 691, and Route 15 in Meriden.

The interchange has …

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Monroe Tractor
Beauregard Equipment
VHB Promotes Sardilli to Director of Transit & Rail in Connecticut

HARTFORD, CT — VHB announces that Tony Sardilli, PE, has been promoted to Director of Transit & Rail, Connecticut. Sardilli's promotion is part of an ongoing strategy to advance VHB’s Connecticut prominence in the New England region by pursuing and delivering complex Transit & Rail projects. In his new …

Maine Governor Signs Executive Order to Establish Commission on Infrastructure Rebuilding and Resilience

STONINGTON, ME — Governor Janet Mills recently signed an Executive Order to establish a new commission that will develop the state of Maine’s first plan for long-term infrastructure resilience. The creation of the commission comes in the wake of several devastating storms, including in December 2023 and January 2024 that …

Massachusetts DOT Celebrates Groundbreaking of Taxiway B South Project at Westfield-Barnes Regional Airport

WESTFIELD, MA — The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is celebrating the groundbreaking of the Taxiway B South project at Westfield-Barnes Regional Airport in Western Massachusetts.  Airport officials broke ground on the $32 million project at a ceremony attended by elected officials, municipal leaders, and members of the 104th Fighter …

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Maine Governor Signs Executive Order to Increase Women’s Employment in Maine’s Construction Industry

AUGUSTA, ME — Governor Janet Mills recently signed an Executive Order to improve the recruitment, training, and retention of women in Maine’s construction industry.

Women currently make up 15 percent of Maine’s construction industry and only 11 percent of the industry nationally. The Governor, a trailblazer herself as Maine’s first …

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Skanska Awarded $40M Contract to Renovate the Terminal B Garage at Boston Logan International Airport

BOSTON, MA — Skanska, a global construction and development firm, announces it has been awarded a $40 million contract by the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) to repair and renovate the 250,000-square-foot Terminal B Garage at Boston Logan International Airport located in Boston, Massachusetts. The planned repair and renovations will …

Develon
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Equipment East
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Suffolk Hires Gasparini as Executive Vice President of National Operations

BOSTON, MA — Suffolk announces the addition of Peter Gasparini to its national executive leadership team. Gasparini joins Suffolk as Executive Vice President, National Operations. The strategic hire enhances the executive team with additional expertise and will help ensure that operational excellence and functional expertise are in alignment across all …

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Griffin Electric Hosts 2024 Apprentice Competition

HOLLISTON, MA — Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc. (Griffin Electric), an electrical subcontractor throughout New England and the Southeast for over 45 years, recently held an Apprentice Competition at its Holliston, Massachusetts, headquarters and each of its regional office locations in Alabama, Georgia, and North Carolina. Hundreds of students enrolled …

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HGA Unveils Plans to Transform Quarry into Climate-Friendly Research and Innovation Campus

MANCHESTER-BY-THE-SEA, MA — Cell Signaling Technology (CST), a life science discovery technology company and provider of antibodies, kits, and services, has partnered with national interdisciplinary design firm HGA to develop a groundbreaking master plan and building design for a new research and innovation campus in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts. The plan sets …

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WSP Announces the Appointment of Sczurko to President

PORTLAND, ME — WSP Global Inc. (WSP) announces the nomination of Joseph Sczurko as President, USA. Sczurko is based in Portland, Maine.

“We are delighted to appoint Joe to the role of President in the United States and welcome him to our Global Leadership Team," said Alexandre L’Heureux, President …

VHB Wins Seven ACEC/MA Engineering Excellence Awards

BOSTON, MA — VHB took home seven awards, including two Silver Awards, at the American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC/MA) annual Engineering Excellence Awards Gala. Often called “the Academy Awards of the Engineering World,” the Engineering Excellence Awards celebrate the year’s most impactful engineering projects. Projects are evaluated …

Develon
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Equipment East
WSP Acquires AKF, Expanding its Property and Buildings Practice Across the US Northeast

NEW YORK, NY — WSP Global Inc. (WSP) announces the acquisition of AKF Group LLC (AKF). Headquartered in New York City, AKF is a specialized mechanical, electrical, and plumbing firm that designs complex health care, science and technology, and mission-critical facilities.

AKF's 365 professionals operate throughout the eastern U.S., with …

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Bobcat Announces its 2024 Dealer Leadership Group

AUGUSTA, ME — Bobcat Company announces its 2024 Dealer Leadership Group. The Bobcat dealerships honored this year are its highest-performing dealers in North America, according to the company’s Dealer Performance Review.

“Every year, our dealer network keeps raising the bar,” said Brady Seavert, Vice President of Construction Sales at …

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Gouveia to Lead HDR’s US Northeast Transit Practice

BOSTON, MA — HDR’s Tony Gouveia, PE, has been promoted to serve in a dual role as the firm’s Northeast Transit Leader in addition to continuing to serve as New England Transportation Manager.

“Tony’s proven leadership will benefit both roles and the overall management of transit and transportation …

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Suffolk Kicks Off 2024 Build With Us @ Suffolk Program in Boston for M/W/VBE Trade Partners

BOSTON, MA — Suffolk, a real estate and construction enterprise, recently kicked off the 10th Boston Cohort of its Build With Us @ Suffolk accelerator program for trade partners and subcontractors, particularly minority-, women-, and veteran-owned business enterprises (M/W/VBE), Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE), and U.S. Small Business Administration-certified (SBA) …

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Boston Society for Architecture Celebrates 2023 Design Award Winners

BOSTON, MA — The Boston Society for Architecture (BSA) recently held its annual awards gala to celebrate the people and projects that advance excellence in architecture and design in and around Boston. The BSA and its juries bestowed 54 awards that recognize the power of the built environment to empower …

Develon
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Equipment East
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Colantonio Inc. Celebrates Topping Off of Hingham Public Safety Project

HINGHAM, MA — General contractor Colantonio Inc. recently marked the completion of the steel frame structure of the new Hingham Public Safety Facility with a traditional topping-off ceremony. The event was attended by residents, town officials, and local public safety personnel.

The new, three-story, 49,000-square-foot facility, which abuts the Hingham …

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Connolly Brothers Completes Public Safety Project for Calare Properties

MILFORD, MA — Connolly Brothers Inc., a construction management firm serving private commercial, industrial, and institutional clients, recently completed a 52,000-square-foot design-build fit-up project for Calare Properties. The facility, located in Milford, Massachusetts, will serve as a new Commonwealth of Massachusetts 911 Public Safety Answering Point, State 911 …

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Monroe Tractor Hires Donis as Parts Manager for the Connecticut Location

SOUTH WINDSOR, CT — Monroe Tractor announces Susan Donis as Parts Manager for the South Windsor, Connecticut, location.

Donis brings several years of experience managing the parts department at a local manufacturing company, where she handled hundreds of dealers internationally, nationwide, and directly to the consumer.

“Susan comes to us …

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Stamford Transportation Center Master Plan Unveiled at Parking Garage Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

STAMFORD, CT — VHB recently completed two transportation projects that will enhance public and private transit, multimodal mobility, and public safety at the Stamford Transportation Center (STC) in Connecticut.

As part of a task order contract, a multi-office, multi-discipline VHB team recently completed a Master Plan for the STC, officially …

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Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts and Suffolk Launch STEM-Based Brownies Who Build Curriculum and Patch Program

WALTHAM, MA — Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts (GSEMA) recently revealed its newest STEM curriculum in partnership with Suffolk. Brownies Who Build — an expansion to Juniors Who Build, which launched in 2023 — was created to help Girl Scouts ages seven to nine understand the steps of the …

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Massachusetts Governor Celebrates Winning $335.4M in Federal Funding for Allston Multimodal Project

BOSTON, MA — The Healey-Driscoll Administration announces that it has won $335.4 million in federal funding for the Allston Multimodal Project in Boston.

The project will replace the Allston Viaduct, which carries the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) from the Allston Interchange to the Commonwealth Avenue Bridge and makes transportation infrastructure improvements …

VHB Wins Top Honors at ACEC-NH Engineering Awards Ceremony

CONCORD, NH — For the second straight year, VHB was honored by the American Council of Engineering Companies of New Hampshire (ACEC-NH) as the Overall Grand Winner of its Excellence in Engineering Awards, signifying 2024’s most outstanding engineering achievement for work on the Milford Route 101 Safety Improvements project. This …

Sweeney Excavation Expands Construction Capabilities by Joining Forces with Gargiulo Construction

HAMDEN, CT — Sweeney Excavation, an excavation, sitework, and concrete foundation construction company, announces its acquisition of Gargiulo Construction, a concrete foundation contracting company with over 35 years of experience. This strategic move will double Sweeney’s current capabilities in its foundation construction division and aims to enhance Sweeney's …

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Equipment Depot Appoints Schwarz as Regional Vice President of Northeast Region

BOSTON, MA — Equipment Depot, an independently operated material handling and equipment rental source, announces the appointment of Ed Schwarz to Regional Vice President (RVP) of the Northeast Region. Schwarz was hired to lead the Northeast Region as the company continues to focus on its 2025 Vision to reach …

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Shawmut Doubles Down on Growth with Addition of Strategic Development Leaders in New England

BOSTON, MA — Shawmut Design and Construction, a national construction management firm, announces the hire of two Business Development Directors to its New England region. Michael Christopher, a former leader at the Boston Planning & Development Agency, and Caren Jenkins, a longtime client strategist in the …

Wirtgen America Inc
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United Construction & Forestry
WI Clark
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Sacred Heart University to Transform William Pitt Athletic & Convocation Center into Athletic Facility

FAIRFIELD, CT — Renovations on Sacred Heart University’s William Pitt Athletic & Convocation Center will begin this spring.

The 2,000-seat multipurpose arena in the heart of campus will undergo a major facelift. The facility has served as the heart of SHU Division I athletics and is the competition home to …

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Wright-Ryan Celebrates 40 Years of Building in Maine

PORTLAND, ME — Wright-Ryan, a construction firm in northern New England, has launched “Building for Generations,” an anniversary celebration of its 1984 founding by Tom Wright and John Ryan. Through a series of special initiatives planned for the coming months, the anniversary campaign will focus on the future …

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Gilbane, Next Wave Rhode Island Partners Approved for Phase 1 Contract for Transit Center in Providence, Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE, RI — Gilbane, as lead member and lead design-builder of Next Wave Rhode Island Partners (Next Wave Partners), will soon get underway on Phase 1 of a progressive public-private partnership (P3) to design and construct the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority’s (RIPTA) new Downtown Transit Center project. Next …

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Gilbane Building Company Begins Construction on Bryant University’s New Field House in Smithfield, Rhode Island

SMITHFIELD, RI — As part of its 10-year campus master plan, Bryant University has selected Gilbane Building Company, a family-owned construction management firm in Rhode Island, to provide construction management services for a new field house to support the university’s athletics program.

Requiring minor selective site demolition, the new …

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VHB Welcomes Faust as Strategic Advisor within Transportation Business

WATERTOWN, MA — VHB welcomes Daniel Faust, PE, as a Strategic Advisor within its Transportation Business. Faust brings more than three decades of public and private sector experience in the engineering and architecture industry, most recently serving as AECOM’s Regional Chief Executive in the Eastern U.S.

“Dan’s results-oriented …

Volvo CE
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Tyler Equipment
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Monroe Tractor Welcomes Caron as Equipment Sales Representative in Westborough, Massachusetts

WESTBOROUGH, MA — Monroe Tractor announces Keri Caron as the Equipment Sales Representative of its Westborough, Massachusetts, location.

Caron brings a wealth of knowledge with her experience in real estate, trade contracting, and her philanthropic work. She will be responsible for selling and supporting Monroe's full line of CASE construction …

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ABC Names Asselin the 2024 Craft Instructor of the Year

WOBURN, MA — Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) announces that Woburn, Massachusetts-based Paul Asselin, Gould Construction Institute Instructor, ABC Massachusetts chapter, is the 2024 Craft Instructor of the Year. Asselin was honored at ABC Convention 2024 in Orlando, Florida.

ABC presents the annual Craft Instructor of the Year Award …

LCR Activates Solar Partnership with Woman-Owned Brooks Construction

ENFIELD, CT — Louth Callan Renewables (LCR) launches a long-term partnership with Brooks Construction, a Connecticut-based civil contractor in the renewable energy industry, to perform the civil construction activities for 45 MWs of new solar projects in Maine, Maryland, Delaware, and New York. For every project that LCR grants …

AECOM Partners with Key Clients to Deliver the Next Generation of Major US Rail Projects

HARTFORD, CT — AECOM, an infrastructure consulting firm, announces that numerous projects the company is delivering for major U.S. transportation clients have secured funding from the Federal-State Partnership for Intercity Passenger Rail Grant Program. The program will provide approximately $16.4 billion in total funding for critical rail infrastructure along …

Connecticut Governor Announces Opening of Parking Garage, Releases Master Plan for Future Investments in Stamford

STAMFORD, CT — Governor Ned Lamont and Connecticut Transportation Commissioner Garrett Eucalitto recently hosted a ceremony attended by local and state officials and members of the public to commemorate the grand opening of the new parking garage at the Stewart B. McKinney Transportation Center (commonly known as the Stamford Transportation …

Esco Corporation
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Genalco
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Connolly Brothers Receives Design-Build Award for New England Academy’s New Campus

BEVERLY, MA — Connolly Brothers, Inc., a construction management firm serving private commercial, industrial, and institutional clients, recently won a Silver Award from the New England chapter of the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA-NE). At DBIA-NE’s annual awards gala, the Connolly team was honored for its design-build work on …

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HOK Selected to Design AstraZeneca’s New R&D Site in Kendall Square

CAMBRIDGE, MA — HOK is designing the interiors of AstraZeneca’s new research and development (R&D) site in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The 570,000-square-foot facility will serve as a key innovation center for the biopharmaceutical company. It will integrate teams from AstraZeneca and Alexion Pharmaceuticals, with the latter acquired by AstraZeneca in 2021. …

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Belfonti Appoints Levy as Director of Construction

HAMDEN, CT — Belfonti Companies announces that Harrison Levy has been appointed as the company's new Director of Construction. Levy will be responsible for the new development component of the company's portfolio, providing construction management oversight in all phases (including budgeting, competitive bidding, negotiating contracts, developing project schedules, etc).

One …

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Griffin Electric Recognizes Women in Construction, Supports Women Through Programs and Training

HOLLISTON, MA — An electrical subcontractor throughout New England and the Southeast for over 45 years, Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc. (Griffin Electric) recognizes women in construction. With the industry recently recognizing Women in Construction Week, and with March marking National Women’s History Month, Griffin would like to highlight the …

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Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Announces 2024 PCI Design Awards Winners

LAWRENCE, MA — The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) announces the winners of the 2024 PCI Design Awards. There are 19 winners in the specials, buildings, and transportation categories and 15 honorable mentions.

In the New England Construction area, Dailey Precast LLC won a PCI Design Award in the buildings (all-precast …

Volvo CE
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Tyler Equipment
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Lyons Joins Suffolk's Newly Opened Portland, Maine, Office as Vice President and Project Executive

PORTLAND, ME — Suffolk announces Justin Lyons will join the company’s newly opened Portland office as Vice President and Project Executive. Lyons will leverage his local relationships and 20 years of industry expertise to drive strategic growth for Suffolk in northern New England.

“Suffolk is thrilled to add Justin to …

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PROCON Celebrates Panel-Raising on New 100,000-Square-Foot Logistics Facility at Pease International Airport

PORTSMOUTH, NH — Co-developers Tidemark and The Kane Company along with dignitaries and the PROCON design-build team held a ceremony to celebrate the raising of exterior wall panels on a new 102,000-square-foot logistics facility located in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, within the Pease International Airport. The facility is expected to be …

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Gilbane Promotes Busam and Cushman to Business Leaders in Rhode Island and Connecticut

PROVIDENCE, RI — Gilbane Building Company announces that Michael Busam has been named Business Leader of its Rhode Island office. In this new role, Busam will oversee a team of more than 60 construction professionals and work to expand Gilbane’s portfolio of projects within key markets throughout the state.

A …

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Gilbane Completes Two New Class A, Mixed-Use Life Sciences Projects in Massachusetts

SOMERVILLE, MA — Gilbane Building Company announces the completion of two Class A, mixed-use life sciences projects located just outside of Boston. Both buildings are targeting LEED certification, adding to the emerging biotechnology clusters within their respective areas.

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U.S. Green Building Council Announces Top 10 U.S. States for Green Building in 2023

WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the leading authority on green building and the global developer of the LEED green building program, releases its annual list of Top 10 States for LEED. For the first time ever, New York ranked No. 1, based on LEED-certified gross square …

Volvo CE
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Tyler Equipment
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Revitalizing America's Underground: A Surge in Tunnel Construction for Infrastructure Renewal

Aging tunnels in America, coupled with the country’s continued growth, have created an extremely high demand for attention. The imminent repair and replacement will result in significant growth in the tunnel construction market in North America over the next several years.

Thousands of tunnels are in dire need of attention …

Maine DOT Releases Three-Year $4.7B Work Plan

AUGUSTA, ME — The Maine Department of Transportation (MaineDOT) releases the 2024 Edition of its three-year Work Plan. It includes all capital projects and programs, maintenance and operations activities, planning initiatives, and administrative functions for calendar years 2024, 2025, and 2026. The Work Plan contains 2,672 individual work items with …

Biden-Harris Administration Announces $4.9B in Funding for Infrastructure Projects

CAPE COD, MA — President Joe Biden and U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announce more than $4.9 billion in funding from Biden’s Investing in America agenda to 37 projects through two major discretionary grant programs, the National Infrastructure Project Assistance (Mega) grant program and the Infrastructure for Rebuilding …

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Gilbane Promotes O'Brien to New England Division Leader, MacEachern Returns to Lead Massachusetts Office

BOSTON, MA — Gilbane Building Company announces that Michael O'Brien has been named Senior Vice President and New England Division Leader overseeing Gilbane's Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Northern New England offices. A 30-year construction industry veteran, O'Brien most recently served as Senior Vice President overseeing the company's Massachusetts and …

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Lamoille Valley Rail Trail Wins America’s Transportation Award

JOHNSON, VT — Vermont’s Lamoille Valley Rail Trail, the longest rail trail in New England, has won the 2023 America’s Transportation Awards People’s Choice Award. This 93-mile multimodal trail links recreationists to 18 town centers and other trails throughout Vermont from St. Johnsbury to Swanton. It is open to walkers, …

Esco Corporation
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Genalco
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Stantec-Designed Kline Tower at Yale University Enhances Learning, Achieves Emission Reduction Goals

NEW HAVEN, CT — Yale University recently reopened Kline Tower, the tallest building on the university’s campus and previous home to its biology labs. The renovated tower, part of Yale’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences division, now features open-concept programming space that promotes collaboration and connection across key departments and …

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Skanska Awarded $147M Contract to Construct NOAA Marine Facility on Naval Station Newport in Newport, Rhode Island

NEWPORT, RI — Skanska, a global construction and development firm, announces that it has been awarded a $147 million contract by the U.S. Navy on behalf of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to build a new NOAA Marine Operations Center on Naval Station Newport in Newport, Rhode …

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Gilbane Celebrates the Official Topping Out of Slate Upper School Project

NORTH HAVEN, CT — Local officials from the State of Connecticut joined the Slate School community and representatives from Patriquin Architects and Gilbane Building Company to celebrate the official topping out of the 25,000-square-foot Slate Upper School.

Once complete, the new, two-story facility will accommodate up to 90 students in …

HDR Acquires City Point Partners

BOSTON, MA — HDR is deepening its construction services and related expertise by acquiring Boston-based City Point Partners. Going forward, the firm will do business as HDR | City Point Partners.

The two firms have worked together on projects for several years. Most notably, they have collaborated on many …

Massachusetts Governor Celebrates $372M Win for Cape Cod Bridges

BOSTON, MA — The Healey-Driscoll Administration is celebrating news that it has won $372 million in federal funding to rebuild the Cape Cod Bridges. The award represents the full amount the administration applied for in August 2023 from the Federal Multimodal Project Discretionary Grant program, which includes the Nationally Significant …

Develon
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Equipment East
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Construction Begins on Harvard Enterprise Research Campus Lab Buildings

ALLSTON, MA — Turner Construction Company, alongside joint venture partners Janey Construction Management and J&J Contractors, celebrated the groundbreaking of Harvard University’s Enterprise Research Campus East and West Lab Buildings in Allston, Massachusetts.

The buildings will host 15 floors of lab space and include below-grade parking and connectivity …

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Boston Logan International Airport’s Terminal E Opens, Reimagines Passenger Experience for International Travel

BOSTON, MA — AECOM, Suffolk, and luis vidal + architects are celebrating the official opening of the new, modernized Terminal E at Boston Logan International Airport (BOS). Designed to be efficient, modern, and memorable, the enhanced Terminal E passenger experience better accommodates international demand in support of Massachusetts’s …

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Dynapac Welcomes Monroe Tractor, Dealer Partner in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island

BOSTON, MA — Dynapac North America announces the addition of their newest dealer partner, Monroe Tractor. With immediate effect, Monroe Tractor will provide sales, rental, parts, and service for soil rollers, small tandem rollers, and light compaction equipment in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island from their three branches in …

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Boston Freightliner / New England Road Equipment Joins Hyundai North American Dealer Network

BOSTON, MA — HD Hyundai Construction Equipment North America announces the addition to its North America dealer network of Boston Freightliner / New England Road Equipment.

The dealership will represent the full line of Hyundai construction equipment products throughout most of the Boston metropolitan area, including all of Suffolk …

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HNTB Names Bua Northeast Division President

BOSTON, MA — HNTB Corporation, an infrastructure solutions firm, names Gary Bua, PE President of the firm’s Northeast Division. With more than 30 years of experience, Bua will oversee industry-leading projects and offices in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Bua has …

Volvo CE
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Tyler Equipment
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SAKAI America Expands New England Dealer Network with Barry Equipment

BOSTON, MA — SAKAI America, Inc. announces a new partnership with Barry Equipment as the authorized asphalt roller and soil compactor dealer for Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, and Rhode Island. Through Barry, access to SAKAI compaction equipment sales and service has increased dramatically for New England area contractors …

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Suffolk Announces Launch of Sustainability Group

BOSTON, MA — Suffolk, one of the largest construction enterprises in the country, announces the establishment of its Suffolk Sustainability Group and hiring of sustainability thought leaders to meet its goal to lead the nation in sustainable planning throughout the entire building lifecycle. Steven Burke will serve as Senior …

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HGA and Consigli Unveil a Pair of New Timber Buildings at Bowdoin College

BRUNSWICK, ME — HGA and Consigli Construction Co., Inc. announce the opening of Barry Mills Hall and the John and Lile Gibbons Center for Arctic Studies at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. The new buildings offer a combined 46,000 square feet of teaching, research, and museum space to Bowdoin’s historic …

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Griffin Electric Supports Charitable Causes During the Holiday Season

HOLLISTON, MA — Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc. (Griffin Electric) and its employees once again teamed up to participate in several charitable causes in order give back to its local communities during the holiday season. An electrical and telecom subcontractor throughout New England and the Southeast, Griffin Electric's entire workforce …

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Turner Tops Out First Tower of $430M Yale-New Haven Hospital Neurosciences Center

NEW HAVEN, CT — Turner Construction Company celebrated the topping out of the McGivney Tower, the first tower of a $430 million, two-tower Neurosciences Center at the Yale-New Haven Hospital in New Haven, Connecticut. The second tower, Sherman Tower, is expected to top out in early 2025. The overall project …

Develon
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Equipment East
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Rhode Island Air National Guard Breaks Ground for New 143d Airlift Wing Headquarters Complex

QUONSET, RI — The 143d Airlift Wing, Rhode Island Air National Guard, broke ground on a new, $46 million headquarters complex at Quonset Air National Guard Base. The ceremony was attended by Senator Jack Reed, Representative Seth Magaziner, State Senator Alana DiMario, and State Representatives Julie Casimiro, and Robert Craven. …

Connecticut DOT Commissioner Eucalitto Named Vice President of AASHTO

HARTFORD, CT — The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) board of directors selected Connecticut Department of Transportation Commissioner Garrett Eucalitto as its 2023-2024 Vice President. The board also selected Wisconsin Department of Transportation Secretary Craig Thompson as its 2023-2024 President.

“One of my top priorities is …

Shawmut Completes Southern Connecticut State University's $52.4M Net-Zero School of Business Building

NEW HAVEN, CT — Shawmut has completed Southern Connecticut State University’s new School of Business building, the first state-built net-zero energy building in Connecticut in terms of its carbon footprint.

Located on the corner of Wintergreen and Farnham Avenues, the four-story, 60,000-square-foot building, designed by Sasaki in collaboration with Oak …

Rhode Island Ranks 11th in the Nation in NRDC Scorecard

PROVIDENCE, RI — The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announces that Rhode Island has been ranked 11th in the nation for its use of transportation funding under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), an international nonprofit environmental organization.

In making the designation, …

Rhode Island DOT Celebrates the Opening of the New Henderson Bridge Connecting Providence and East Providence

PROVIDENCE, RI — U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, Congressmen Seth Magaziner and Gabe Amo, Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Director Peter Alviti, Jr. and other federal, state, and local leaders gathered to celebrate the opening of the new Henderson Bridge connecting Providence and East Providence.

With the …

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WI Clark
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Cianbro Team Achieves 1 Million Safe Hours at P&G Facility

AUBURN, ME — The Cianbro team working at the Procter & Gamble (P&G) facility in Auburn, Maine, recently reached a major milestone. At the end of 2022, Ernie Selberg, Cianbro Senior Project Manager, set forth a challenge to all team members and subcontractors on site to reach and surpass …

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Massachusetts Governor Appoints Tibbits-Nutt as Secretary of Transportation

BOSTON, MA — Governor Maura T. Healey announces that she is appointing Monica Tibbits-Nutt, AICP, LEED AP BD+C as Secretary of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT). Tibbits-Nutt has been serving as Acting Secretary since mid-September and was previously Undersecretary for Transportation.

“Monica Tibbits-Nutt is a proven leader who has …

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Suffolk Hosts Boston High School Students During Massachusetts STEM Week

BOSTON, MA — Suffolk, one of the largest real estate and construction enterprises in the country, recently hosted students from four Boston high schools at its headquarters in Roxbury during Massachusetts STEM Week for a day of learning about the role of STEM in the construction industry.

The students, …

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Brake Named HNTB Design Build President

CHELMSFORD, MA — Phil Brake, PE, has been promoted to HNTB Corporation’s Design Build President. Based in the firm’s Chelmsford, Massachusetts, office, Brake directs HNTB’s firmwide efforts in the design-build and alternative delivery markets. Brake succeeds Keith Hinkebein, who earlier this year announced his intention to retire …

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Monroe Tractor Hires Peebles as Parts Manager for Connecticut Location

HARTFORD, CT — Monroe Tractor announces Noah Peebles as Parts Manager for the Connecticut location. Peebles will be responsible for managing the parts operations with oversight of the parts counter technicians. Peebles brings a wealth of knowledge managing an automotive business, years of mechanical experience, and a passion for everything …

Develon
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Griffin Electric Celebrates 45th Anniversary with Company-Wide Outings and Raffle

HOLLISTON, MA — An electrical subcontractor throughout New England and the Southeast, Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc. (Griffin Electric) commemorated its 45th anniversary by hosting a company-wide raffle for its team. The grand prize was a 2023 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4x4, and the winner was a long-time employee.

Employees received …

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Conley Recognized with 2023 VTrans Highway Safety Award

MONTPELIER, VT — Jenn Conley, PE, PTOE, VHB’s Vermont Director of Transportation Systems, took home a 2023 Highway Safety Award presented by the Vermont Highway Safety Alliance (VHSA). VHSA, the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans), and the State Highway Safety Office saluted Conley and other highway safety professionals …

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Shawmut Design and Construction Breaks Ground on Yale Divinity’s New Living Village

NEW HAVEN, CT — Shawmut Design and Construction, a national construction management firm, recently joined Yale Divinity School (YDS) to officially break ground on the Living Village, a living building residence hall for divinity students that gives back to the environment more than it takes.

Set to open in …

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PROCON Begins Work on Northeast Credit Union's New Headquarters in Dover, New Hampshire

PORTSMOUTH, NH — Northeast Credit Union announces the company will be relocating its corporate headquarters from Portsmouth to Dover, New Hampshire. The new 100,000-square-foot Dover location is a central site for most of its 400-plus employees and provides access to major roadways and transportation options. The new headquarters is expected …

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Shawmut Design and Construction Completes The Lindemann Performing Arts Center with Brown University

PROVIDENCE, RI — Shawmut Design and Construction, a national construction management firm, recently joined leaders from Brown University to celebrate the completion of The Lindemann Performing Arts Center (The Lindemann). Located centrally in Brown’s Perelman Arts District, the 101,000-square-foot building — designed by REX and Principal Architect Joshua Ramus …

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United Rentals Recognized for Achievements in Veteran Hiring and Career Development

STAMFORD, CT — United Rentals, Inc. announces it is the recipient of the following three awards: 2023 HIRE Vets Medallion Award, 2024 Military Friendly Employer, Gold, and 2023 Military Times Best for Vets.

United Rentals has a long-standing commitment to supporting veterans in their transition into the workforce. A significant …

RS&H's Tiedeman to Lead Infrastructure Business Unit's East Region

BALTIMORE, MD — RS&H announces that Janie Tiedeman, PE, has been appointed as the new East Region Leader for Infrastructure. With more than three decades of experience, she has spent the last 2.5 years as Maryland State Leader for RS&H, where she has been responsible for growing the firm’s …

Federal Railroad Administration Invests $16B in America’s Busiest Corridor

WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) announces it has awarded $16.4 billion for 25 passenger rail projects along the Northeast Corridor (NEC), a railroad line running between Boston and Washington, D.C. This particular line is one of the highest volume passenger rail corridors …

Governor Lamont and Connecticut DOT Highlight Successful Bridge Replacement Project on Interstate 95 in Westport

WESTPORT, CT — Governor Ned Lamont recently joined representatives from the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT), construction crews and contractors, Congressman Jim Himes, and other state and local officials at a news conference in Westport to highlight a successful bridge replacement project along Interstate 95 near exit 17 in the …

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Stantec-Designed Dorchester Bay City Secures Boston Planning Board Approval

BOSTON, MA — Dorchester Bay City, one of Boston’s largest ever commercial developments, recently received final approval from the City of Boston’s Planning & Development Agency. Stantec began developing the master plan for the 36-acre project in 2019.

The $5 billion project is situated on and adjacent to the former …

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ACEC/MA Announces Gold Engineering Excellence Award Winners for 2023

BOSTON, MA — The American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC/MA) has named the 2023 Gold Engineering Excellence Award winners.

The Engineering Excellence Awards are an annual celebration of engineering excellence, honoring projects worldwide that demonstrate innovation, creative problem-solving, and engineering's ability to improve the world. The competition provides …

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Henderson Engineers Caps Off $250M Gillette Stadium North End Renovation

FOXBOROUGH, MA — Henderson Engineers, a national building systems design firm, announces the completion of a $250 million north end renovation of Gillette Stadium, home of the NFL’s New England Patriots and the MLS’ New England Revolution. Features include a curved-radius video board and a new 22-story “Lighthouse.” Concluded …

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Easterseals NH and PROCON Break Ground on Military & Veterans Campus

FRANKLIN, NH — Affordable housing, continuum of care, retreat center, and therapeutic recreation are the centerpieces of an unprecedented effort to serve those who have dedicated their own lives to service. Joined by veterans, military members, families, Governor Chris Sununu, PROCON’s design-build team, and dignitaries from around the state, …

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PROCON Names Stebbins Chief Executive Officer

HOOKSETT, NH — PROCON, a design-build firm, announces the appointment of John Stebbins as PROCON's Chief Executive Officer (CEO). In his new position, Stebbins will be at the helm of PROCON's fully integrated design-build team, bringing with him a wealth of experience and a vision to drive innovation and …

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WSP’s McNamara Assumes Northeast District Leader Position

NEW YORK, NY — WSP announces that Ian McNamara, who most recently spearheaded East region strategy and development across all sectors, was promoted to Northeast District Leader.

McNamara is a Senior Vice President who joined WSP as Director of Strategic Initiatives in 2020 and most recently served as the …

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Milton CAT’s New Stoughton, Massachusetts, Facility Reaches Major Construction Milestone

STOUGHTON, MA — A topping off ceremony was recently held at the site of Milton CAT’s future Stoughton facility to celebrate the last structural beam being put into place. With an expected opening date in the summer of 2024, the 45,000-square-foot purpose-built facility will support customers with Caterpillar machine …

US GSA, USDOT, and MIT Jointly Open New John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center

BOSTON, MA — Leaders from the Biden-Harris Administration representing the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) and U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) as well as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and others cut the ribbon on the USDOT John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center. The event celebrated the completion …

Skanska Awards Two Contracts Totaling $66M to Replace Route 3 Bridge in Duxbury and Eight Bridge Decks Across Massachusetts

BOSTON, MA — Skanska announces that it has been awarded two design-build contracts totaling $66 million by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT). The contracts encompass the $29 million reconstruction of the Route 3 Bridge (Pilgrims Highway), located over Franklin Street in the Town of Duxbury, as well as the …

More Than $108M Secured for Train Corridor Improvements Between Springfield and Worcester

BOSTON, MA — The Healey-Driscoll Administration announces that the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), in partnership with Amtrak, and with support from CSX, has won more than $108 million in funding from the Federal Railroad Administration's (FRA) Fiscal Year 2022 Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) grant program after …

Connecticut Governor Announces $1.1B in State Bond Funding Approved for Improvements to State Transportation System

HARTFORD, CT — Governor Ned Lamont announces that the Connecticut State Bond Commission voted to approve more than $1.1 billion in state funding that will be used to perform various and widespread improvements to Connecticut’s transportation system.

“By advancing these funds, Governor Lamont and the State Bond Commission are ensuring …

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Jacobs Awarded Connecticut Water Treatment Plant Contract

WATERBURY, CT — Jacobs was selected to operate and maintain The City of Waterbury, Connecticut's 38 million gallon-per-day (mgd) conventional surface water treatment plant. The city estimates the 10-year contract value at $25 million inclusive of engineering services and support for improvements to the overall facility, sludge system, water quality …

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SAKAI Welcomes Hopkins as New Regional Sales Manager for Northeast Dealer Network

ADAIRSVILLE, GA — SAKAI America, Inc. announces recent changes to the Sales and Marketing team. TJ Hopkins joins the organization as the Regional Sales Manager for the northeast U.S. and Canada from Ontario eastward. He will be based out of this territory, which covers the U.S. states of New York, …

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Skanska Completes $256M Renovation of Belmont Middle and High School in Belmont, Massachusetts

BELMONT, MA — Skanska announces the completion of the $256 million, 451,000-square-foot construction and renovation of the new Belmont Middle and High School. The project, awarded to Skanska by the Town of Belmont, aimed to replace the high school with a new facility to encompass grades seven through 12. The …

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VHB, Samuels & Associates to Provide Planning and Engineering Services to Boston's Parcel 12 Development

BOSTON, MA — The Parcel 12 development, a transformative air rights development, will knit together Boston’s Back Bay and Fenway neighborhoods, connect the South End and the City of Cambridge, and improve the street-level experience along Massachusetts Avenue between Boylston and Newbury Streets. The $700 million complex features two high-rises …

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ACEC/MA Announces Bronze Excellence Award Winners for 2023

BOSTON, MA — The American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC/MA) has named the 2023 Bronze Engineering Excellence Award winners. The top winners at the state level proceed to the national competition administered by the American Council of Engineering Companies in Washington, D.C., where they will compete for, among …

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ACEC/MA Announces Silver Excellence Award Winners for 2023

BOSTON, MA — The American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC/MA) has named the 2023 Silver Engineering Excellence Award winners. The top winners at the state level proceed to the national competition administered by the American Council of Engineering Companies in Washington, D.C., where they will compete for, among …

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Stantec Providing Engineering Services for a Manufacturing Facility Designed for TimberHP by GO Lab

MADISON, ME — Stantec has been selected by GO Lab to provide engineering services for the multidisciplinary detailed design of a wood fiber insulation manufacturing facility in Madison, Maine. The $150 million project will retrofit an existing paper mill that was shuttered in 2016 into a manufacturing facility that can …

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Gagnier to Lead Health, Safety, Environment and Quality at WSP in the U.S.

MADISON, WI — Jennifer Gagnier joins WSP, an engineering, environment, and professional services consultancy, as Senior Vice President of Health, Safety, Environment, and Quality (HSEQ) for the U.S.

In her new executive leadership role, Gagnier is accountable for the strategic direction, development, and management of all HSEQ frameworks, metrics, …

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PROCON Veterans Design Easterseals NH Military and Veterans Campus

MANCHESTER, NH — PROCON announces its partnership with Easterseals NH to design and build a Military and Veterans Campus in Franklin, New Hampshire. This transformative project will provide comprehensive services and support for military personnel, veterans, and their families.

What sets this project apart is the involvement of veterans themselves …

Gilbane Breaks Ground on Gladstone Elementary School in Cranston

CRANSTON, RI — Elected officials from the City of Cranston joined the Cranston Public School community and representatives from JACOBS Engineering, Finegold Alexander Architects, and Gilbane Building Company to celebrate the official groundbreaking of the new 105,000-square-foot Gladstone Elementary School.

The new school is one of five core …

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Bryant to Lead VHB’s Maine Offices as Managing Director

AUGUSTA, ME — VHB announces that Tim Bryant, PE, has been named Managing Director of Maine. A VHB Principal who has been with the company for more than three decades, Bryant brings knowledge and experience to the team to position the region for continued growth and advance VHB’s visibility …

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Skurka Promoted to Operations Manager in Massachusetts for Gilbane Building Company

BOSTON, MA — As part of its New England growth strategy and vision, Gilbane Building Company announces that Craig Skurka has been promoted to Operations Manager in Massachusetts.

Beginning his career with Gilbane as an intern in 2005, Skurka joined the firm full time in 2006 in the accounting department, …

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Pabis Assumes Command of USACE New England District During Ceremony at Faneuil Hall

BOSTON, MA — Col. Justin Pabis recently assumed command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District from Col. John Atilano II during a change of command ceremony at Faneuil Hall in downtown Boston.

Pabis has served in a variety of military assignments during a career that has …

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Callahan Construction Completes The 600 for V10 Development

BOSTON, MA — Callahan Construction Managers (Callahan), a full-service construction management company based in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, announces the completion of The 600 mixed-use project for V10 Development, a real estate development company specializing in multi-family mixed-use projects throughout New England.

Located on the 600 block of Broadway in Everett, …

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Shawmut Design and Construction Reaches $2M Raised for Pan-Mass Challenge

BOSTON, MA — Shawmut Design and Construction, a national construction management firm, participated in the 2023 Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC), marking the 16th consecutive year the firm has partaken in the two-day bike-a-thon in Massachusetts. This year, Team Shawmut has raised almost $100,000 and counting — accumulating over $2 million …

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Unitil Seacoast Electric Distribution Operations Center Receives First and Only WELL Certified Designation in New Hampshire

EXETER, NH — Unitil, a local provider of natural gas and electricity, announces that their Seacoast Operations Center has become the first building in New Hampshire to achieve WELL Certified designation. Unitil shares this achievement with its Exeter facility’s New Hampshire-based design and construction partners, including PROCON and Stibler Associates, …

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Scarpone Joins Schimenti as Director, Business Development to Support Strategic Growth Plan over the Next Five Years

NEW YORK, NY — With over 35 years of experience, Jim Scarpone has developed long-term collaborative partnerships across the construction industry in the retail, commercial, and hospitality sectors. Playing an integral role in supporting Schimenti's future growth plans, Scarpone will focus on fostering client relationships and new strategic business …

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Columbia Appointments Blair Chief Financial Officer

READING, MA — Columbia announces the appointment of Gregg Blair as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Blair, who previously served as Director of Financial Operations, will be the first person to hold the CFO title since Columbia’s founding 98 years ago. Blair was hired at Columbia in 2022.

“Over the past …

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Anchor Line Partners Celebrates Topping Off of 245 5th Ave in Waltham

WALTHAM, MA — Anchor Line Partners, LLC and partner Northwood Investors, LLC announce a construction milestone for 245 Fifth Ave. in Waltham. The team celebrated the topping off, placing the last steel beam atop the six story, 262,000-square-foot, ground up construction of the Spec Lab project.

245 Fifth Ave. is …

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Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic Recognized by American Institute of Architects

WORCESTER, MA — The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH) has recognized the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Worcester Outpatient Clinic in Worcester, Massachusetts, in its 2023 Healthcare Design Awards program. The four-story medical office building, designed by SmithGroup, is located on the University …

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Green Infrastructure Funding Represents Upcoming Projects Currently in Design Phases Throughout the U.S.

A significant amount of funding is now available for green infrastructure projects. These types of projects promote environmentally friendly solutions to current problems, and the funding supports rain gardens, stormwater parks, permeable pavement, subsurface detention systems, tree planting, solar installations, and electrified school buses. Primarily, the projects are designed for …

Massachusetts Governor Signs $375M Bridge, Road Maintenance, and Infrastructure Bill to Improve Transportation Across Massachusetts

AMESBURY, MA — Governor Maura T. Healey recently signed the Chapter 90 conference committee bill (Chapter 90), which authorizes $375 million in funding to reimburse municipalities for bridge and road maintenance and funding for transportation-related infrastructure grants. Healey, Lieutenant Governor Kim Driscoll, and Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Secretary Gina …

Gilbane Building Company Breaks Ground on Bullard-Havens Technical High School

BRIDGEPORT, CT — The Connecticut Technical Education and Career System (CTECS), Gilbane Building Company, and JCJ Architecture recently celebrated the official groundbreaking for the new Bullard Havens Technical High School.

Designed by JCJ, the new 215,000-square-foot school will be built on the existing 24-acre site in multiple phases over …

MaineDOT Begins Construction on Frank J. Wood Bridge Replacement

BRUNSWICK/TOPSHAM, MA — The Maine Department of Transportation (MaineDOT) has begun on-site construction on the project to replace the Frank J. Wood Bridge. The bridge carries Route 201 over the Androscoggin River between Brunswick and Topsham.

The existing bridge is more than 90 years old. It is fracture critical and …

Biden-Harris Administration Announces $8.8M in Grants to Accelerate Innovation in Highway Projects as Part of President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda

WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announces $8.8 million in grants for 10 projects in eight states and the District of Columbia to encourage the use of tools that can improve safety on bridges and in work zones. The grants, which can …

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Hyundai Launches Dedicated Compact Equipment Sales and Support Team in North America

AUGUSTA, ME — Following the introduction of skid steer and compact track loaders, along with updates across its compact excavator lineup earlier this year at CONEXPO-CON/AGG, HD Hyundai Construction Equipment North America announces the formation of a new team dedicated to Hyundai compact equipment sales and support.

Hyundai has hired …

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Suffolk Technologies Hosts Robotics in Construction Event, Bringing Construction Innovation to Massachusetts

BOSTON, MA — Robotics and AI are proving to be powerful, innovative resources revolutionizing how buildings are built. To explore how this booming trend can benefit the industry, Suffolk Technologies, the venture capital platform funding the next generation of companies solving built environment challenges, recently hosted Robotics in Construction …

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HNTB Selected as Owner’s Representative for Vermont’s Winooski River Bridge Replacement

BURLINGTON, VT — HNTB Corporation has been named owner’s representative for the Vermont Agency of Transportation’s (VTrans) Winooski River Bridge design-build replacement. VTrans plans to replace the 93-year-old bridge that serves 25,000 vehicles and 500 pedestrians a day with a new, safer structure featuring wider lanes and dedicated bike …

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VHB Wins Two ACEC-Vermont Engineering Excellence Awards

BURLINGTON, VT — VHB was recently honored by the American Council of Engineering Companies of Vermont (ACEC-VT) with the Grand Award for Transportation for the Burlington Amtrak projects at the 2023 Excellence in Engineering Awards. The project also received the Green Mountain Award, which is given each year to the …

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Gilbane Recognized with Best Project Awards in Connecticut

GLASTONBURY, CT — Gilbane Building Company was recently honored by the Connecticut Building Congress (CBC) during their 27th Annual Project Team Awards event with three awards for work completed at Fairfield University and JFK Middle School in Enfield, Connecticut.

Awarded first-place honors in the large higher education category, Gilbane’s Leo …

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Stonegate and Nauset Break Ground for Natick Mixed-Use Development

NATICK, MA — Stonegate Group and Nauset Construction recently broke ground on the Stonegate St. Patrick Redevelopment, a mixed-use project at the site of the former St. Patrick’s School that will deliver 46 apartments with 14,000 square feet of ground-floor restaurant and retail space with four additional two-family townhomes. The …

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HGA-Designed Janet Udall Schaefer ’52 Center for Health Sciences Breaks Ground at Colby-Sawyer College

NEW LONDON, NH — Colby-Sawyer College recently celebrated the groundbreaking of the Janet Udall Schaefer ’52 Center for Health Sciences. Located on the Colby-Sawyer campus in New London, New Hampshire, the building will support increased enrollment in the college’s undergraduate and graduate health science and nursing programs. The new facility …

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Changes Announced to Skanska USA Building’s Senior Executive Teams

NEW YORK, NY — Skanska, a global construction and development firm, announces leadership shifts within its USA Building senior executive team. Kerim Evin and Anita Nelson will apply their extensive industry expertise to new Regional Executive Officer (REO) leadership roles. Skanska also announces Bryant Farland has stepped down from …

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Bridge Projects Will be Abundant in 2024, Many Will Precede Other Types of Upcoming Opportunities

Bridge projects currently in the planning phases are abundant throughout the country. Most are large and complex, and the majority fall into the category of critical infrastructure. The examples that follow point to commonalities that can be found in planning documents. All projects are likely to launch late this year …

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The 2023-2024 School Year Begins with Construction Underway on Hundreds of Campuses, More Will Launch During 2024

School doors will open for the start of the 2023-24 school year, with many campuses under construction. Hundreds of planned construction and renovation projects will launch during this school year. In fact, billions of dollars have already been approved for projects that will get underway over the next two years. …

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Maine Governor Signs Highway Fund Budget into Law, Creating New Source of Funding for Transportation Infrastructure Repair

AUGUSTA, ME — Governor Janet Mills recently signed the Highway Fund budget into law and issued the following statement:

“This compromise agreement builds on my administration’s record investment in Maine’s roads and bridges and advances our work to reduce borrowing, create a sustainable, long-term source of funding for infrastructure repair, …

Reilly Joins HNTB as National Tunnel Practice Consultant

BOSTON, MA — HNTB announces that John Reilly, PE, has joined as National Tunnel Practice Consultant. In this role, Reilly will serve as a technical resource to clients and on various projects. He is based in HNTB’s Boston, Massachusetts, office.

Reilly brings four decades of leadership experience and technical …

Chapman Construction Completes Phase One Toward Carbon Neutral by 2030

NEWTON, MA — In September of 2022, Chapman Construction/Design, a construction management company specializing in high-performance building, made a commitment to become carbon neutral by 2030. Chapman's goal is to decarbonize without offsets, meaning they will generate enough renewable energy to satisfy 100% of their annual electricity demand with …

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Fenstermacher Named Managing Director of VHB New Hampshire

BEDFORD, NH — VHB announces that Dave Fenstermacher, PE, will lead the Bedford, New Hampshire, office as Managing Director. In this role, Fenstermacher will oversee strategic growth and will continue to develop and sustain relationships with client partners across all markets.

Throughout his 26-year career at VHB, Fenstermacher has …

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PROCON Promotes Yeatman and Grant to Corporate Leadership Team

HOOKSETT, NH — PROCON LLC names Michael Yeatman and James Grant as new members of the company’s leadership team, joining Managing Directors John Stebbins and Jennifer Stebbins Thomas and Co-Presidents James Loft, AIA, and Lance Bennett and the rest of the corporate team. Yeatman and Grant have a combined …

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Gilbane Building Company Names 18-Year Company Veteran Jelen as Next Chief Executive Officer

PROVIDENCE, RI — Gilbane Building Company, the global, family-owned construction management firm, names Adam R. Jelen as the firm’s next Chief Executive Officer, following a multi-year succession process. On January 1, 2024, Jelen will succeed Thomas M. Laird Jr., who will become Chairman of Gilbane Building Company.

Thomas …

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United Ag & Turf and United Construction & Forestry Celebrate Army PaYS Signing with Ceremony

SCARBOROUGH, ME — The Northeast John Deere dealerships of United Ag & Turf and United Construction & Forestry recently celebrated a partnership agreement as part of the U.S. Army Partnership for Your Success (PaYS) programs. The ceremony took place at the United Construction & Forestry shared services office in Scarborough, …

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United Rentals Honored as a 2023 VETS Indexes 5 Star Employer

STAMFORD, CT — United Rentals, Inc., the world’s largest equipment rental company, announces it has earned the designation VETS Indexes 5 Star Employer in the 2023 VETS Indexes Employer Awards. The award recognizes the organization’s commitment to recruiting, hiring, retaining, developing, and supporting veterans and the military-connected community. Nearly …

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Shawmut Design and Construction Breaks Ground on Town of Wellesley’s new Hardy Elementary School

WELLESLEY, MA — Shawmut Design and Construction, a national construction management firm, broke ground on the new Hardy Elementary School in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Replacing a century-old facility, the new building will create a purpose-built, net-zero-ready, next-generation school designed with a focus on innovative learning for students across grades K-5. …

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Lauring Construction Celebrates 75th Anniversary, Names New Owners

WORCESTER, MA — Celebrating its 75th anniversary, Lauring Construction, a third-generation general contracting and construction management firm, announces it has named three new owners of the company. Actively involved with the day-to-day operations of the company since 2010, the third generation — Dan, Mike, and Chris Lauring — will …

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McGarrah Appointed New General Counsel for Massachusetts DOT and MBTA

BOSTON, MA — Massachusetts Transportation Secretary and CEO Gina Fiandaca announces the appointment of Douglas M. McGarrah to the position of General Counsel for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA). As General Counsel, McGarrah will be responsible for overseeing litigation, real estate, procurement, …

Skanska and Simmons University Finalize Ground Lease to Enable Development of Longwood Place Project

BOSTON, MA — Skanska USA Commercial Development, a global development and construction firm, announces that its Longwood Place project, a proposed 1.7-million-square-foot mixed-use development that will bring new life science, office, housing, retail, community space, and public realm improvements to the Longwood Medical Area (LMA), has received official zoning …

MaineDOT Begins Construction on New Acadia Gateway Center

TRENTON, ME — The Maine Department of Transportation (MaineDOT) joined with local, state, and federal partners from both the public and private sectors to celebrate the beginning of construction on the new Acadia Gateway Center in Trenton.

This project represents the culmination of years of partnering and planning to create …

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Windover Construction Appoints Raafat to Chief Innovation Officer

BEVERLY, MA — Windover Construction, a construction management firm, promotes Amr Raafat to Chief Innovation Officer (CIO). For over 20 years, Raafat has been optimizing technology and providing solutions for the architectural, engineering, and construction (A/E/C) industry and beyond.

Raafat joined Windover in 2017 as Director of Virtual Design …

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Massachusetts Governor Appoints Lavin as Massachusetts DOT Chief Safety Officer

BOSTON, MA — Governor Maura Healey and Massachusetts Transportation Secretary and CEO Gina Fiandaca announce the appointment of Patrick J. Lavin to the position of Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Chief Safety Officer. Lavin has 40 years of experience in transportation safety and operations.

The MassDOT Chief Safety Officer is …

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Ryan Unveils Health Care Innovation Hub in Branford, Connecticut

BRANFORD, CT — Ryan Companies and Connecticut-based Henrich Partners LLC are codeveloping HealthTech Park in Branford, Connecticut, with landowners Belfonti Companies LLC and A. Secondino & Son Inc. Located on a 120-acre parcel of land along Interstate 95, this medical and life sciences development is expected to become a focal …

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Foley Lynx is like Hiring a Full-Time Service Technician for Cat Equipment

Foley Lynx is a support service that gives Foley Equipment customers access to a dedicated service technician right from their phone.

“The easiest way to explain it is to say it’s Siri for your equipment,” said Travis LaDuke, Lynx Consultant at Foley Equipment. “You have a question, and we …

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ICON Architecture, City of Nashua Celebrate Opening of New Arts Center

NASHUA, NH — Boston-based ICON Architecture announces that it has been the lead architect for the Nashua Center for the Arts, the newly completed 53,340-square-foot performing arts center, art gallery, and event center in Nashua, New Hampshire. The center was created as part of a local economic development effort by …

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Connecticut Governor Announces Start of Construction on the Walk Bridge Replacement Project in Norwalk

NORWALK, CT — Governor Ned Lamont and Transportation Commissioner Garrett Eucalitto announces that the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) is starting construction on the Norwalk River Railroad (Walk) Bridge Replacement Project in Norwalk.

Originally built in 1896, the Walk Bridge is a four-track railroad bridge that spans the Norwalk River …

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BOMAG Americas Signs Finke Equipment as New Full-Line Equipment Dealer to Cover Vermont and Albany, New York

SELKIRK, NY — BOMAG Americas announces it has signed Finke Equipment as a new dealer covering the Albany market area and counties to the northeast as well as the entire state of Vermont. Under their agreement, Finke Equipment will be providing their customers with sales, service, and parts support for …

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BOMAG Americas Signs Central Equipment Company as New Dealer for the Entire State of Maine

STILLWATER, ME — BOMAG Americas announces it has signed Central Equipment Company as a new dealer, covering the entire state of Maine. Under their agreement, Central Equipment Company will be providing their customers with sales, service, and parts support for BOMAG light and heavy tandem rollers, single drum rollers, and …

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Bousa to Lead VHB’s Connecticut Office as Managing Director

WETHERSFIELD, CT — As VHB continues to focus on growing its prominence throughout the state of Connecticut, Robin Bousa has been named Managing Director of the Wethersfield office. In this role, Bousa will lead the development and implementation of the office’s growth strategy, overseeing complex projects, and managing the growing …

Maine Contractors Applaud Governor Mills for Offshore Wind Port Decision

AUGUSTA, ME — Governor Mills’ decision to issue a veto for LD 1847, An Act to Modify the Visual Impact Standards for Offshore Wind Port Development and Establish Labor Standards for Wind Power Projects, supports existing and future skilled workers in Maine.

“Maine’s construction industry appreciates the governor’s decision to …

AECOM Appoints McMahan as Campus Planning Leader within its Buildings + Places Business in the U.S. East Region

BOSTON, MA — AECOM announces the appointment of Christopher "Kip" McMahan, AIA, AUA, NCARB, LEED AP, as Campus Planning Leader within the firm’s higher education group within its Buildings + Places (B+P) business in the U.S. East region. In this position, McMahan will bring his experience as both a …

HOK Establishes New Studio in Boston

BOSTON, MA — HOK is extending its reach in the Northeast with the addition of a new Boston studio located in the city’s Leather District. Led by long-time Bostonian Tom Grimble, AIA, LEED AP, the office will support clients throughout the region, including AstraZeneca, Sanofi, Longfellow, and more.

“We …

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Skanska Awarded $39M Contract to Design and Reconstruct Maffa Way and Mystic Avenue Bridges in Boston and Somerville

BOSTON/SOMERVILLE, MA — Skanska announces that it has been awarded a contract by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) to carry out the $39 million design and reconstruction of the Maffa Way and Mystic Avenue Bridges located in Boston and Somerville, Massachusetts. The project will significantly improve transit across two …

Connecticut Governor Announces Start of Construction on I-95 Exit 74 Project in East Lyme

EAST LYME, CT — Governor Ned Lamont and Transportation Commissioner Garrett Eucalitto announce that the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) is starting construction on a major infrastructure project in East Lyme.

The project includes major improvements on a 1.3-mile stretch of I-95, including reconfiguring the Exit 74 interchange, adding full …

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Connecticut Transportation Commissioner Announces Deputy Commissioner Appointments

NEWINGTON, CT — Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) Commissioner Garrett Eucalitto announces the appointment of two Deputy Commissioners that will complete the agency’s senior leadership team, many of whom have started recently. Karen Kitsis and Laoise King are joining the agency.

Kitsis currently serves as the Deputy Executive Director for …

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Maine Drilling & Blasting's Riley Elected President of New Hampshire Good Roads Association

CONCORD, NH — Jason Riley, Northeast Division Manager for Maine Drilling & Blasting, Auburn, New Hampshire, has been elected President of the New Hampshire Good Roads Association. He was elected at the New Hampshire Good Roads Association’s Annual Meeting at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord, New …

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PROCON Receives ABC National Excellence in Construction and Design-Build Awards for Tufts University Joyce Cummings Center

MEDFORD, MA — PROCON announces their design-build project, the Tufts University Joyce Cummings Center in Medford, Massachusetts, has earned the company a national Excellence in Construction Eagle Award and National Design-Build Award, presented during the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Convention 2023 in Orlando, Florida. Through an ABC partnership with …

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Connolly Brothers Celebrates Topping Off of New Tropical Products Location

SALEM, MA — Connolly Brothers, Inc. and Tropical Products Inc., a private-label formulator and bottler of personal care, pet care, and home products, recently held a steel topping off celebration at 373 Highland Avenue in Salem, Massachusetts. Once in its new location, Tropical Products will expand operations from eight to …

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Boynton Yards Celebrates Topping Off of 808 Windsor Street in Somerville, Massachusetts

SOMERVILLE, MA — DLJ Real Estate Capital Partners (DLJ RECP), Deutsche Finance Group (DFG), Leggat McCall Properties (LMP), and Shawmut Design and Construction were joined by Somerville Mayor Katjana Ballantyne to commemorate the steel topping off milestone at 808 Windsor Street, the second purpose-built Class-A lab building in Somerville as …

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Empire Crane Company and Bigge Crane and Rigging Make Partnership Official

SYRACUSE, NY — Empire Crane Company has officially partnered with Bigge Crane and Rigging Co. in order to offer East Coast customers better access to rent or buy the more than 1,800 cranes in Bigge’s fleet.

Empire Crane has long been in the crane sales and rental business, serving customers …

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Suffolk, Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts Launch Juniors Who Build Curriculum and Patch Program

WALTHAM, MA — Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts (GSEMA) announces its newest STEM curriculum for Girl Scouts ages 9-11 in partnership with Suffolk, a builder and real estate enterprise. Juniors Who Build was created to allow Girl Scouts to feel engaged and inspired anytime, anywhere. The patch program will …

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VHB Welcomes McInerney as Director of Transportation Systems

WATERTOWN, MA — VHB welcomes back Carrie McInerney, PE, to its Watertown office as Director of Transportation Systems. McInerney will provide leadership and insight into data-enabled solutions for increasing safety and efficiency in transportation systems. In this role, she will oversee the integration of VHB’s Transportation Technology and Traffic …

Chadwick BaRoss Announces Expansion of Volvo Partnership

WESTBROOK, ME — Chadwick BaRoss (CBR), one of New England's oldest and largest suppliers of heavy construction equipment, announces that it has concluded an asset acquisition from Woodco Machinery. This will allow CBR to expand its existing partnership with Volvo Construction Equipment.

The deal will see CBR acquire some …

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Chapman Construction Completes LEED Renovation for Boston University’s Student Health Services

BOSTON, MA — Chapman Construction/Design, a construction management company specializing in high-performance building, announces it has completed renovations to a 21,500-square-foot space to create an expanded Student Health Services facility for Boston University (BU). The project is targeting LEED-CI Silver certification. This complex multi-phase project was performed in a …

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NEI General Contracting Promotes Somers to Project Executive

BOSTON, MA — NEI General Contracting, a general contracting firm, announces that Marisa Somers has been promoted to Project Executive (PX). Somers will leverage her 18 years of experience to organize and execute projects and trades to achieve maximum construction and cost efficiency. She will be involved with the …

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10 World Trade Claims Boston’s First SITES Pre-Certification

BOSTON, MA — The streets and sidewalks are bustling again as “return-to-work” gains momentum, and access to fresh air and open space prove to be lasting priorities for corporate tenants and their employees. With this in mind, the developers of the 10 World Trade project in Boston’s Seaport District have …

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HNTB Welcomes Tetreault as Senior Transportation Manager

CONCORD, NH — Richard Tetreault, PE, joins HNTB as Senior Transportation Manager. Based out of the firm’s Concord office, Tetreault will support Northern New England and Northeast Division clients in strategically planning and delivering their most significant programs.

“Richard is a highly driven, proven leader who is recognized and …

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Marlboro Music Reich Hall Wins National AIA Architecture Award

MARLBORO, VT — HGA has won the 2023 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Architecture Award for the Marlboro Music Reich Hall Rehearsal Building & Music Library on a music campus in Vermont. The national award recognizes outstanding contemporary architecture and the “many ways buildings and spaces can improve our lives,” …

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Modular Steel Detour Bridges from Acrow Lessen Impact of Multi-Year Interstate Renovation in Massachusetts

NORTHAMPTON, MA — Acrow, an international bridge engineering and supply company, announces it has designed and provided two modular steel bridges to carry traffic during major highway construction in Massachusetts. Acrow’s structures were installed on Interstate 91 to reduce inconvenience to motorists during a bridge renovation project on the …

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Gilbane, Inc. Chairman and CEO Thomas F. Gilbane, Jr. to Receive National Academy of Construction’s Highest Honor

PROVIDENCE, RI — The National Academy of Construction (NAC) has selected Thomas F. Gilbane, Jr., as the 2023 recipient of NAC’s Ted C. Kennedy Award, the Academy’s highest honor. He will receive the award and the accompanying medal at the NAC Annual Meeting on October 12 in Boston, Massachusetts. …

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New Programs for Funding Assistance at the Local Levels of Government

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Build America Bureau has a new funding and resource program designed to help communities launch large projects. It is called Thriving Communities, and it was created by passage of the Appropriations Act. The program will provide an abundance of funding, assistance, and other resources …

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Fickett Joins HDR as Boston Managing Principal

BOSTON, MA — Matthew Fickett, AIA, CPHC, LEED, joins HDR as Managing Principal in the Boston architecture studio. In this position, Fickett will lead the operation and growth of the Boston architecture studio by developing relationships with existing and target clients to pursue new work in Boston and beyond …

Dynapac North America Strengthens Dealer Network by Partnering with Alta Equipment Company in the Midwest and Florida

DETROIT, MI — Dynapac North America announces the expanded partnership with Alta Equipment Company to strengthen the product offerings and solutions to additional states across the United States. This partnership will provide customers access to Dynapac equipment, parts, and support to seven locations in Michigan, eight locations in Florida, five …

Vermont Civil Engineers Give the State’s Infrastructure a C Grade

MONTPELIER, VT — The Vermont section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released the 2023 Report Card for Vermont’s Infrastructure, with nine categories of infrastructure receiving an overall grade of C, the same grade issued in the state’s 2019 report card. That means Vermont’s infrastructure is in mediocre …

Rhode Island DOT Earns Excellence in Teamwork Award for Route 6/10 Interchange Project

PROVIDENCE, RI — At the Administrator’s Award Ceremony for the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) in Washington, D.C., the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) was recognized with an Excellence in Teamwork Award for the Route 6/10 Interchange Project in Providence.

The award, which also recognizes the FHWA Rhode Island Division …

O&G Industries Pledges to Donate $1M in Honor of Centennial Anniversary

TORRINGTON, CT — Established in 1923, O&G Industries, Inc. is celebrating its centennial anniversary this year. As a show of gratitude to the communities that supported its business for decades, company Officers of O&G have pledged to donate $1 million to support local philanthropic organizations.

O&G has a network of …

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Cemen Tech Signs C.N. Wood as Authorized Dealer

WOBURN, MA — Cemen Tech, a manufacturer of volumetric concrete technology, announces a signed agreement with C.N. Wood as the exclusive dealer for Cemen Tech volumetric concrete mixers in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, and Maine. C.N. Wood, with almost 60 years of experience and nine locations, has …

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Wyrsch Joins HGA as Healthcare Practice Group Leader in Boston

BOSTON, MA — HGA welcomes Kevin Wyrsch, AIA, NCARB, as Principal and Healthcare Practice Group Leader in the Boston office. Wyrsch will work with firm-wide leadership, design teams, and business development to provide strategic direction for the group and work collaboratively with local partners to bring innovative solutions to …

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Nauset Construction Begins Final Phase of Cambridge Data Center

CAMBRIDGE, MA — Construction is underway for the third and final phase of renovations to 300 Bent Street, a 90,000-square-foot, two-story building that serves as the primary data center for the New England operations of Verizon, Lumen Technologies, and other providers.

This phase involves demolition and excavation of the existing …

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PROCON Promotes Cochran, Lizotte, and Pelton to Corporate Leadership Team

HOOKSETT, NH — PROCON LLC names Kimberly Cochran, Christopher Lizotte, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, and Tracey Pelton as new members of the company’s leadership team, joining Managing Directors John Stebbins and Jennifer Stebbins Thomas and Co-Presidents James Loft, AIA, and Lance Bennett and the rest of the …

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Pawtucket-Central Falls Transit Center Opens in Rhode Island

PAWTUCKET, RI — After two decades in the making, the Pawtucket-Central Falls Transit Center has opened. It will provide a combination of commuter rail and bus service and spur economic growth by activating two million square feet of new development opportunities. Rhode Island Governor Dan McKee joined members of the …

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Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Announces 2023 PCI Design Awards Winners

SOUTHBOROUGH, MA — The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute announces the winners of the 2023 PCI Design Awards. Three panels of jurors honored 25 winners and eight honorable mentions for the specials, buildings, and transportation categories.

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the PCI Design Awards program, which recognizes creative and …

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Sasaki Project Honored by BSA Design Awards

WATERVILLE, ME — The Boston Society of Architects (BSA) hosted their annual Design Awards Gala to honor design excellence in New England and around the world. Sasaki's Colby College Harold Alfond Athletics and Recreation Center project was honored by BSA this year.

Colby College Harold Alfond Athletics and Recreation …

Gilbane, Leftfield, and Studio G Architects Celebrate Key Milestone on Florence Roche Elementary School Project

GROTON, MA — Officials from Groton Public Schools, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and the Town of Groton joined students, educators, and representatives from Leftfield, Studio G Architects, and Gilbane Building Company to celebrate the official topping off of the 110,000-square-foot Florence Roche Elementary School.

Designed by Studio G, …

HNTB to Design Connecticut’s Gold Star Memorial Bridge

HARTFORD, CT — HNTB Corporation has been awarded a design contract by Connecticut Department of Transportation for the rehabilitation of the Gold Star Memorial Bridge, which carries 42,600 vehicles per day on Interstate 95 over the Thames River in New London and Groton, Connecticut. The existing 6,000-foot-long northbound structure is …

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Windover Construction Promotes Robitaille to Project Executive

BEVERLY, MA — Windover Construction, a construction management firm, promotes Jennifer Robitaille to Project Executive. Robitaille joined Windover in 2013 and as a Senior Project Manager has led many of the firm's largest and most complex projects, primarily in the academic sector.

With over 20 years in the industry, …

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DeGiorgi Joins HNTB as Program Manager for Bus and Rail Transit

BOSTON, MA — Amanda DeGiorgi joins HNTB as a Program Manager in the firm’s Boston office where she brings more than seven years of experience in the transit industry, primarily working with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority.

DeGiorgi will serve as HNTB’s Deputy Program Manager for the MBTA’s Mattapan High-Speed …

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Balfour Beatty, GLX Constructors Celebrates Opening of Green Line Extension Project’s Final Branch to Medford

BOSTON, MA — Balfour Beatty, as part of Green Line Extension (GLX) Constructors joint venture team, celebrates the grand opening of the Medford Branch, the last line completed during the construction of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s (MBTA) GLX project. The opening was commemorated during a ribbon cutting …

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Shawmut Design and Construction Welcomes Woodson as Director of Diversity and Compliance

BOSTON, MA — Shawmut Design and Construction, a national construction management firm, announces Brooke Woodson as Director of Diversity and Compliance for its New England Region, reinforcing the firm’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) through its strategic supplier diversity practices.

In this new role, Woodson will partner …

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NEI General Contracting and The Architectural Team Celebrate Groundbreaking for The Cove

BOSTON, MA — V10 Development along with NEI General Contracting and The Architectural Team (TAT), an architecture, master planning, and interior design firm, announce that they recently broke ground on The Cove, a seven-story 210,000-square-foot building located in Worcester, Massachusetts. NEI is providing preconstruction and construction management services for the …

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Brown and Caldwell Promote Muir to Lead its Growing Eastern Region

HARTFORD, CT — Environmental engineering and construction services firm Brown and Caldwell announces Senior Vice President Eric Muir has been promoted to Leader of its growing Eastern business.

The largest of the company’s regions with over 40 offices east of the Mississippi River, the Eastern business consists of clients in …

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Monroe Tractor Names Bennett Director of Service for New York and New England Locations

HENRIETTA, NY — Monroe Tractor announces Mike Bennett as Service Director. Bennett will be responsible for managing and communicating expectations in all areas of Monroe Tractor’s construction equipment (CE) service departments in New York, Massachusetts, and Connecticut.

Bennett brings many years of industry experience and knowledge of construction equipment. Previously, …

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United Rentals Honored as One of Best Places to Work in 2023

STAMFORD, CT — United Rentals, Inc., the world’s largest equipment rental company, announces it was selected for the Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award, recognizing the Best Places to Work in 2023. Unlike other workplace awards, this award is based solely on the input of employees, who voluntarily provide anonymous feedback …

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DEW Construction Announces Several Promotions and a New Hire

WILLISTON, VT — Sara Bosworth, Karl Bahrenburg, and Jim Kimball have been promoted to Senior Project Manager, while Michael Deshais has been promoted to Assistant Superintendent at DEW Construction.

In their new roles, Bosworth, Bahrenburg, and Kimball will oversee the planning and implementation of DEW's more complex …

Northern New England Concrete Association Hosts Insulating Concrete Forms Basic Installer Course

FAIRLEE, VT — The Northern New England Concrete Association (NNECA) is hosting its Insulating Concrete Forms Basic Installer Course on March 2 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, Vermont. If you are thinking of building with Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF), NNECA encourages you to …

Governor McKee, Rhode Island DOT Announce the Opening of Pawtucket-Central Falls Transit Center

PROVIDENCE, RI — Governor Dan McKee, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT), Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA), and the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA) announce the opening of the new Pawtucket-Central Falls Transit Center, which will allow riders to switch modes of transportation easily between commuter rail operated …

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Introducing DEVELON, the Next Evolution in Construction Equipment Innovation

SUWANEE, GA — The familiar brand of orange construction equipment known as Doosan will now be called DEVELON throughout the world. Under the new brand name, the company will continue providing innovative products and solutions, further cementing its status as a global leader in construction equipment and solutions for the …

Biden-Harris Administration, USDOT Make Available Nearly $9B to Modernize Busiest Passenger Rail Corridor in America

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announces a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) making available nearly $9 billion in funding to upgrade and expand passenger rail services along the Northeast Corridor (NEC). These funds will be issued through the Federal-State Partnership for Intercity Passenger Rail Grant Program …

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Shawmut Design and Construction Celebrates Completion of Historic Renovation to Boston City Hall Plaza

BOSTON, MA — Shawmut Design and Construction, a national construction management firm, recently joined the City of Boston to celebrate the reopening of City Hall Plaza following its transformational renovation to create a modernized, everyday destination.

The recently completed construction project, led by Shawmut in partnership with global design …

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AIA President Grandstaff-Rice Joins Perkins&Will

BOSTON, MA — The President of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the largest professional organization of architects in the U.S., has joined Perkins&Will. Emily Grandstaff-Rice, FAIA, will use her national platform to advance equity, decarbonization, research, and evidence-based design across the industry. She said she was drawn …

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Connecticut Governor Announces Plans to Appoint Eucalitto as Commissioner of the Department of Transportation

HARTFORD, CT — Governor Ned Lamont announces that he is planning to appoint Garrett Eucalitto as commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) when he begins his second term in office in early 2023. Eucalitto will succeed Joseph Giulietti, who intends to leave state service at the conclusion …

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Griffin Electric Celebrates 8th Annual National Apprenticeship Week

HOLLISTON, MA — The U.S. Department of Labor recently held its annual National Apprenticeship Week, with Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc. celebrating the event by recognizing the men and women who teach or are enrolled in the company’s in-house Apprenticeship Training Program. An electrical subcontractor throughout New England and the …

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HOK is Designing New Rhode Island Public Health Laboratory in Providence, Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE, RI — The 212,000-square-foot building will house the state’s new health lab, life sciences labs for Brown University and additional biotechnology space in the state’s Innovation and Design District on the former I-195 land.

Rhode Island’s Congressional Delegation joined Governor Dan McKee, legislative leaders, and representatives from Brown University …

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Stantec and Vermont Studios Deliver Integrated Design Services on New Electric Aircraft Manufacturing Facility

SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT — Global integrated design firm Stantec and local architect Vermont Studios, comprised of team members from Studio III Architecture and Scott + Partners Architecture, are providing architectural services for BETA Technologies' manufacturing facility in South Burlington, Vermont. The new 350,000-square-foot facility will produce the electric …

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New Report Gives Update on First Year of IIJA Transportation Projects in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Vermont, and Rhode Island

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a recent review of U.S. Treasury Department data through September 30, nearly 1,000 transportation projects in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Vermont, and Rhode Island have been jumpstarted by federal highway and bridge formula funds during the first year of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA).

"A …

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Strunkin Joins VHB as Massachusetts State & Local Government Market Leader

WATERTOWN, MA — VHB welcomes Jessica Strunkin as Massachusetts State & Local Government Market Leader. In this role, Strunkin will work to expand VHB’s services and strengthen client relationships. Her economic development experience includes public sector, private sector, and nonprofit. Strunkin advocates for infrastructure investments with local, regional, and state-wide …

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Cass Confirmed as New Hampshire DOT Commissioner

CONCORD, NH — The New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) announces that New Hampshire Governor Christopher T. Sununu and the Executive Council has approved the nomination of William J. Cass to be the next NHDOT Commissioner. Cass will complete the term of former Commissioner Victoria Sheehan, who has accepted …

Sunbelt Rentals Sets the Gold Standard for Recruiting, Employing, and Retaining Veterans

FORT MILL, SC — Sunbelt Rentals, an equipment rental company, has been recognized with three awards for its efforts to recruit and retain military veterans in North America and globally.

For the first time, Sunbelt Rentals has received the Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans (HIRE …

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Connolly Brothers Breaks Ground on Tropical Products’ New Manufacturing Facilities

BEVERLY, MA — Connolly Brothers, Inc., a construction management, planning, design, and development firm serving private commercial, industrial, and institutional clients, has broken ground on Tropical Products’ new facilities in Salem, Massachusetts. Tropical Products Inc. is a private-label formulator and bottler of personal care, pet care, and home products …

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Suffolk Promotes O'Neil to Chief Marketing Officer, Lewis to Chief People Officer

BOSTON, MA — As part of its branding and growth strategy, Suffolk announces it has strengthened its executive leadership team by promoting Katy O’Neil to Chief Marketing Officer and Jackie Lewis to Chief People Officer. These strategic promotions will help expand Suffolk’s national brand presence, strengthen its commitment to the …

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Chapman Construction Commits to Carbon Neutrality by 2030, Promotes Hyde to Senior Sustainability Manager

BOSTON, MA — Chapman Construction/Design, a construction management firm specializing in high-performance building, announces it has launched a new sustainability initiative, committing to achieve Carbon Neutrality by 2030 and promoting John Hyde to Senior Sustainability Manager. Chapman is the first construction manager to commit to Carbon Neutrality in New …

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Revitalized Historic Property in Boston Wins Preservation Award

BOSTON, MA — The repositioning of the Landmark Center-Sears Roebuck building — now known as 401 Park — was one of only six projects bestowed a 2022 Preservation Achievement Award by the Boston Preservation Alliance (BPA). VHB recently joined the other 401 Park project team members at the award ceremony …

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Nauset Breaks Ground on Alewife Mixed-Use Apartment Community

CAMBRIDGE, MA — Construction is underway for 605 Concord, a mixed-use transit-oriented development that will deliver 49 apartment units above 2,500 square feet of street-level retail space to the Fresh Pond neighborhood. The construction manager is Needham-based Nauset Construction, and the developer is Acorn Holdings LLC. The development …

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Suffolk Selected to Renovate and Expand Home Base Clinical Headquarters, Treating Military Veterans and Families

CHARLESTOWN, MA — Suffolk, a real estate and construction enterprise, was selected by Home Base to renovate and expand its headquarters facility in Charlestown, Massachusetts, which provides support and clinical services to United States military veterans and their families.

Home Base currently occupies 26,000 square feet of the building’s …

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Komatsu Company-Owned Stores in the Northeast will Carry Genesis Demolition and Recycling Attachments

HATFIELD, PA — When choosing demolition or recycling attachments, customers demand products that can excel in and withstand those tough applications. Because Genesis has earned an excellent reputation as a provider of high-quality attachments, the Komatsu company-owned stores in the northeast region will now offer attachments from Genesis.

"We have …

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Kinchen Named National Construction Director for Water Projects at Burns & McDonnell

KANSAS CITY, MO — Dave Kinchen has been named National Director of Construction for Burns & McDonnell water projects. He will have overall responsibility for strategic positioning and growth of water construction projects throughout all 50 U.S. states.

Kinchen has nearly 35 years of experience working for self-perform national and …

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Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for 267,600-Square-Foot Industrial Facility in Central Massachusetts

LEICESTER, MA — Representatives from The Brennan Group (TBG), John M. Corcoran & Company (JMC), and equity partner Berkeley Partners were joined by Town of Leicester officials to celebrate the official groundbreaking of Central Gateway, a subdividable 267,600-square-foot, speculative industrial facility. Construction on Gateway is well underway, with the foundations …

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WMCC Breaks Ground on Advanced Technology Building with Support from Milton CAT and Caterpillar Foundation

LITTLETON, NH — White Mountains Community College (WMCC) recently broke ground on its new Advanced Technology Building at the Littleton Academic Center with support from Milton CAT and Caterpillar Foundation.

Students, faculty, community members, and dignitaries including Governor Chris Sununu gathered to celebrate a shared goal of improving access …

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JLG’s All-New E18 Vertical Mast Lifts Now Available

MCCONNELLSBURG, PA — JLG Industries, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company and a global manufacturer of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) and telehandlers, introduces an all-new vertical mast lift series to the market. The new JLG E18MCL model is well-suited for construction and industrial applications that require outdoor and indoor …

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New Hampshire Construction Career Days Another Success, Despite the Weather

NEW BOSTON, NH — New Hampshire’s Construction Career Days (NHCCD) returned with 93 exhibitors and 30 pieces of operational heavy equipment at the ready for two half-day events at the Hillsborough County Youth Foundation Fairgrounds in New Boston, New Hampshire. In pouring rain, and some thunder and lightning, the first …

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Suffolk Technologies' BOOST Accelerator Program Hosts Demo Day for Construction Tech Startups

ROXBURY, MA — Amid labor shortages, materials cost escalation, economic uncertainty, and increased sustainability requirements, now is a critical moment for the construction industry to adopt and implement cutting-edge technology. Recognizing the current need for innovation, Suffolk Technologies, the venture investment affiliate of Suffolk, created its BOOST program, a …

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United Construction & Forestry Awarded Wirtgen Group Dealer for State of Maine

SCARBOROUGH, ME — United Construction & Forestry has become the distributor of Wirtgen Group products for the entire state of Maine. This expands United Construction & Forestry’s current Wirtgen Group distributorship which includes the Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Springfield, Vermont, markets.

In 2017, John Deere acquired the Wirtgen Group, headquartered …

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Trimble Changes Headquarters to Westminster, Colorado

WESTMINSTER, Colo. —Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced that the company has changed its headquarters from Sunnyvale, California to Westminster, Colorado.

Westminster is Trimble’s largest employment center in the U.S. and serves as a central business hub for several of Trimble’s core market segments including agriculture, construction and geospatial. In addition, …

O&G Industries Inc.’s Rizy Named Supervisor of the Year by AGCCT

TORRINGTON, CT — O&G Industries, Inc., a privately owned construction company, announces that Chris Rizy has received the Associated General Contractors of Connecticut’s (AGCCT) Industry Recognition Award for Supervisor of the Year. Rizy, Superintendent for O&G’s building group, was nominated for demonstrating exceptional leadership on some of the …

Gilbane Celebrates Groundbreaking of New Northeast Metro Tech in Massachusetts

WAKEFIELD, MA — Local and state officials from the Commonwealth joined Superintendent David DiBarri, the Northeast Metro Tech (NEMT) School and Building Committees, and representatives from PMA Consultants, DRA Architects, and Gilbane Building Company to celebrate the official groundbreaking of the 380,000-square-foot Northeast Metro Tech High School.

Once …

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Wiedefeld Joins HDR as Northeast Region Transportation Director

BALTIMORE, MD — Paul Wiedefeld joins HDR as Director of the firm’s transportation practice in the Northeast U.S. Wiedefeld brings four decades of transportation industry experience with half of those years as the CEO of major aviation and transit agencies. As HDR’s Northeast Transportation Director, he will provide leadership across …

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Shawmut Design and Construction Celebrates Reopening of Renovated and Restored Huntington Theatre

BOSTON, MA — Shawmut Design and Construction, a national construction management firm, and The Huntington announce the reopening of The Huntington Theatre following its transformational renovation to restore, renovate, and modernize the almost 100-year-old landmark.

In partnership with Bruner/Cott Architects and Leggat McCall Properties, the $58-million preservation, restoration, …

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Suffolk's Boston Children's Hospital Project Wins Healthcare Facilities Symposium Award

BOSTON, MA — Suffolk was recently recognized with a Healthcare Facilities Symposium Distinction Team Award at the 2022 Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo in Long Beach, California. This award was granted to the project team that recently completed the Hale Family Building project at Boston Children’s Hospital.  

The annual Healthcare …

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Broad Institute Selects HGA to Design Lab and Office Space for Advanced Biomedical Research in Kendall Square

Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard plans to further expand in Kendall Square through the long-term lease of a 225,000-square-foot facility in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

The project significantly increases the footprint of Broad Institute within Kendall Square — the largest life sciences cluster in the United States. The project will convert …

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PROCON Announces Anderson as Executive Vice President

HOOKSETT, NH — Erik Anderson has been promoted to Executive Vice President of Architecture and Engineering at PROCON, a design-build firm in New Hampshire. Anderson is a licensed and LEED-accredited architect and leader with over 32 years of experience. He has worked on various building types, including senior living, …

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Exyn Technologies and Trimble Collaborate on a Proof of Concept for a Fully Autonomous Surveying Solution for Construction

LAS VEGAS, NV — Trimble and Exyn Technologies, a pioneer in multi-platform robotic autonomy for complex, GPS-denied environments, announce a strategic collaboration to explore the use of autonomous construction surveying technology. The solution will integrate Boston Dynamics' Spot robot, the ExynPak powered by ExynAI, and the Trimble X7 total station. …

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Trimble and HP Collaborate to Explore the Use of Robotic Technology for Autonomous Indoor Construction Layout

LAS VEGAS, NV — Trimble and HP are collaborating on the integration of Trimble's latest robotic total station with HP's new SitePrint robotic layout solution. The solution focuses on transforming the layout process for indoor construction projects.

The announcement was made at the Trimble Dimensions+ Conference, where HP and Trimble …

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Trimble Construction Cloud Powered by Microsoft Azure Launches at Trimble Dimensions+ Conference

LAS VEGAS, NV — Trimble announces the launch of Trimble Construction Cloud powered by Microsoft Azure, an industry cloud to streamline construction projects. Trimble Construction Cloud was developed as part of Trimble's collaboration with Microsoft to advance technology adoption and accelerate the digital transformation of the construction, agriculture, and transportation …

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Connecticut Civil Engineers Give the State’s Infrastructure a C Grade

WATERBURY, CT — The Connecticut Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) recently released the 2022 Report Card for Connecticut's Infrastructure, with five categories of infrastructure receiving an overall grade of a C. That means Connecticut’s infrastructure is in mediocre condition, but an improvement over the C- grade …

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Connecticut Governor Breaks Ground on New Train Station in Windsor Locks

WINDSOR LOCKS, CT — Governor Ned Lamont recently joined state and local officials to officially break ground on a new train station and a roadway safety and track improvement project in Windsor Locks. Located in the downtown area of the town next to the historic old station, the new station …

Takeuchi Launches New Line of Hydraulic Hammers

ATLANTA, GA — Takeuchi has added seven sound-suppressed hydraulic hammer models to the Takeuchi Attachment Program, helping compact track loader and compact excavator owners accomplish more with their machines.

“Hydraulic hammers are invaluable attachments for breaking up asphalt, concrete, rocks, and other hard materials,” said Lee Padgett, Product Manager …

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JLG Expands Authorized Service Provider Network to Support Customers’ Maintenance and Repair Needs

MCCONNELLSBURG, PA — JLG Industries, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company and global manufacturer of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) and telehandlers, is expanding its network of Authorized Service Providers in the United States to provide equipment repair, warranty, maintenance, inspections, parts, and other support services nationwide to JLG customers. …

Safe Site Check In and Procore Automate the Daily Log to Improve Labor Productivity and Safety

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Safe Site Check In, a construction management software company for jobsite productivity, announces an integration with Procore Technologies, Inc., a global provider of construction management software. Safe Site Check In quickly and accurately integrates field data into the Procore Construction Platform to help boost …

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Curry Supply Welcomes Gray as Director of Marketing, Herron as Marketing Coordinator

ALTOONA, PA — Curry Supply Co. announces two new additions to the Curry team. The company welcomes Rob Gray as the new Director of Marketing, and Sara Herron as the Marketing Coordinator.

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In the Director of Marketing role, Gray will provide leadership in effective and focused marketing strategies. …
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Shawmut Design and Construction Participates in 2022 Pan-Mass Challenge

BOSTON, MA — Shawmut Design and Construction, a national construction management firm, participated in the 2022 Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC), marking the 15th consecutive year the firm has participated in the two-day bike-a-thon in Massachusetts. The team rode from Sturbridge to Provincetown with over 6,000 other riders to increase awareness …

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USACE Announces Boston Harbor Project Completed Four Months Ahead of Schedule

CONCORD, MA — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District announces that the recently completed Boston Harbor Deep Draft Navigation Improvement Project was finished four months ahead of schedule. The project was a $350-million partnership between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), the non-federal sponsors — the …

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Wilden Releases New 76 mm (3") Metal Equalizer Surge Dampener - Integrated SD Series

GRAND TERRACE, CA — Wilden, a brand of PSG, a Dover company, has extended its line of metal Equalizer Surge Dampeners - Integrated SD Series (ISD) with the addition of a new 76 mm (3”) model. Designed to integrate directly into the manifold of a Wilden metal air-operated …

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Connecticut DOT and Local Officials Break Ground on East Haddam Swing Bridge Project

HADDAM, CT — The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) recently broke ground on the East Haddam Swing Bridge Project with a special event held at Eagles Landing State Park. CTDOT Commissioner Joe Giulietti was joined by Haddam First Selectman Robert McGarry, East Haddam First Selectman Irene Haines, and State Representative …

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Celebrating Accessible Design at Boston City Hall Plaza

The City of Boston recently held its annual ADA Day celebration at Boston City Hall, where city officials and disability advocates remarked on the importance of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and highlighted the transformational accessibility of Sasaki’s City Hall Plaza renovations approaching completion nearby.

Since its opening in …

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Frederick Gunn School Breaks Ground on New Hub for Innovation, Entrepreneurship

The Frederick Gunn School has broken ground on the The Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch Center for Innovation and Active Citizenship, a new, flexible building that will transform the heart of campus. Set at the pivot point between the Glade and the Quad, the center will create a welcoming hub for …

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Biden-Harris Administration Sending States Nearly $60B from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for America’s Roads and Bridges

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announces that it has released $59.9 billion in Fiscal Year 2023 apportionments for 12 formula programs to support investment in critical infrastructure, including roads, bridges, and tunnels, carbon emission reduction, and safety improvements utilizing funding from President …

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LEO A DALY, Perkins&Will to Design New Surgical and Clinic Space Tower at VA West Haven

WEST HAVEN, CT — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has selected the joint-venture team of LEO A DALY and Perkins&Will to design a $395-million new surgical and clinical care tower that will modernize existing hospital infrastructure and deliver surgical services and support facilities at Connecticut’s Veterans Affairs (VA) West …

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Trimble and ABI GMBH Offer Trimble Ready Option for Piling and Drilling Machines

WESTMINSTER, CO — Trimble and ABI Maschinenfabrik und Vertriebsgesellschaft mbH announce the introduction of a Trimble Ready factory option for new ABI MOBILRAM-Systems and DELMAG Drill Rigs. ABI piling and drilling machines shipped from the factory will be ready for the installation of the Trimble Groundworks Machine Control System, which …

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Junttan Oy to Offer Trimble Groundworks Machine Control for Piling Machines from the Factory

WESTMINSTER, CO — Trimble and Junttan Oy announce the availability of Trimble Groundworks Machine Control System for Piling Machines as a factory option on Junttan Oy foundation machines.

Trimble Groundworks is a 3D machine control system that improves efficiency and reduces downtime with stakeless navigation, productivity and quality monitoring, and …

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Trimble Introduces Horizontal Steering Control, Automatic Screed Width Control for Vogele Asphalt Pavers

WESTMINSTER, CO — Trimble introduces the Trimble Roadworks Paving Control Platform version 2.10 with Horizontal Steering Control for Vogele Navitronic asphalt pavers. The addition of Horizontal Steering Control and automatic screed width control for Vogele pavers is another step forward in Trimble's path toward machine control autonomy.

Trimble Roadworks version …

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Shawmut Celebrates Topping Off on UMass Chan Medical School’s New Education and Research Building

WORCESTER, MA — Shawmut Design and Construction joined UMass Chan Medical School to celebrate the topping off construction milestone on the new education and research building, a nine-story, 350,000-square-foot biomedical research and education complex on the university’s Worcester campus. Designed to achieve LEED Gold certification for energy efficiency and sustainability, …

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Gilbane Tapped to Provide Construction Management Services for Johnston Public Schools Capital Improvement Program

JOHNSTON, RI — Gilbane Building Company has been selected by Johnston Public Schools to provide construction management at-risk services for the district’s capital improvement program, which entails the construction of a new early childhood center and new elementary school, as well as the ‘like new’ renovation of Johnston Senior High …

Biden Administration, USDOT Announce Over $233M in Grants to Upgrade Intercity Passenger Rail Service

NEW HAVEN, CT — The U.S. Department of Transportation awards over $233 million to 11 projects in eight states to improve and modernize vital intercity passenger rail service. Funded by the Federal-State Partnership for State of Good Repair Program (Partnership Program), these investments will help replace bridges and tunnels along …

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Ohland Begins Her Term as ASME President, Aims to Promote More Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

An active member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) since 1983, Karen J. Ohland has recently begun her term as the 141st President of the society. She is an ASME Fellow and the Associate Director for Finance and Operations at the Princeton University Art Museum.

Ohland has also …

The Future is Now: Examining Construction’s Power Alternatives

At the center of any construction alternative power discussion is diesel. Diesel remains the go-to power on jobsites. According to the Diesel Technology Forum, 98 percent of construction's energy use in the United States comes from diesel.

But with global initiatives underway to reduce carbon emissions to net zero by …

NAWIC - Maine to Host Construction Career Days

AUGUSTA, ME — National Association of Women in Construction, Maine Chapter (NAWIC - Maine) announces they are introducing the Maine Construction Career Days (MCCD) in October.

The Maine Construction Career Days will take place on October 6 at Midcoast Excavation in West Bath, Maine. The event will be open to …

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Gilbane Building Company, Wentworth Institute of Technology Break Ground on New Athletic Field and Integrated Parking Structure

BOSTON, MA — Administrators, alumni, faculty, and students from Wentworth Institute of Technology (WIT) joined representatives from Gilbane Building Company, STV, and CD Smith to celebrate the official groundbreaking of a new integrated parking garage and athletic field project.

Designed by CD Smith, the new fields and integrated …

Boston Mayor Selects Sasaki Landscape Architect Fernandez Bibeau as Deputy Chief of Urban Design

BOSTON, MA — Mayor Michelle Wu and the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) announce the appointment of Diana Fernandez Bibeau as the new Deputy Chief of Urban Design to craft and execute a human-scale and inclusive vision for the design of the built environment across Boston.

Fernandez Bibeau was …

HNTB Hires Brennan as National Transit and Rail Practice Consultant

BOSTON, MA — Andrew Brennan joins HNTB Corporation as National Transit and Rail Practice Consultant and Vice President, focusing on advancing the growth of HNTB’s profile in the transit industry while providing strategic advice to the firm’s transit team and clients. He is based in Boston and serves as an …

Rand-Whitney Signs and Raises Final Beam on its 373,500-Square-Foot Packaging and Manufacturing Facility

BOYLSTON, MA — Rand-Whitney President and CEO, Nick Smith was joined by PROCON Managing Directors John Stebbins and Jennifer Stebbins Thomas and other members of the design-build and subcontractor teams for a beam signing, topping off ceremony at the site of what will soon be Rand-Whitney’s largest facility. The raising …

Breakthrough Properties Commences Construction of Life Science Research Center Along East Cambridge Waterfront

CAMBRIDGE, MA — Breakthrough Properties, a global developer of life sciences real estate backed by a joint venture of Tishman Speyer and Bellco Capital, announces it has commenced construction on the redevelopment of One Canal by Breakthrough, a four-story lab and office building in East Cambridge, Massachusetts.

The …

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Construction Workforce Shortages Risk Undermining Infrastructure Projects As Most Contractors Struggle To Fill Open Positions

Construction workforce shortages are affecting nearly all construction firms, undermining the industry’s ability to complete projects on time and on schedule and threatening the success of new federal investments in infrastructure and manufacturing, according to the results of a workforce survey conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America and …

Burns & McDonnell Names New Principals Leadership Class Amid Record-Breaking Growth

HARTFORD, CT — Burns & McDonnell promotes 35 employee-owners across the U.S. to the Principal Group after their contribution to a record year of sales and growth in 2021 for the 100 percent employee-owned engineering, construction, and architecture firm.

Last year, Burns & McDonnell supported 17,000 projects, grew by nearly …

Drones are Benefitting Earthmoving Operations

MILWAUKEE, WI — Drones — the aerial eye of the jobsite — have become a very versatile tool for earthmoving operations. Among the benefits: increasing efficiency, productivity, and accuracy on jobsites. In addition, drones help reduce unplanned costs and rework throughout a project by providing a steady stream of jobsite …

Preventative Maintenance Tips for Backhoes

MILWAUKEE, WI — Preventive maintenance “is a very broad term,” said George MacIntyre, Product Manager at CONEXPO-CON/AGG exhibitor CASE Construction Equipment. “It can be as formal as the critical practice of performing regular service, as prescribed by the manufacturer of the machine, throughout the machine’s life. Or it …

Connecticut DOT Commissioner Giulietti Receives the Distinguished Service Award from APTA

NEW HAVEN, CT — The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) announces that Commissioner Joseph Giulietti received the Distinguished Service Award from the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) for his 50-plus years of service in the transportation industry. Giulietti received the Distinguished Service Award for his vision, leadership, and commitment to …

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VHB's Providence Team Hosts Students from Young Voices for an Inside Look at the Professional World

PROVIDENCE, RI — A staffer at the Rhode Island Department of Transportation’s Office of Highway Safety introduced VHB Providence to a local nonprofit, Young Voices, which is now one of the company’s sponsored charities this year. VHB’s Providence office recently welcomed 20 high schoolers and four staff for a …

EPA Announces $55M WIFIA Loan to Modernize Wastewater Infrastructure in Providence, Rhode Island, and Protect Narragansett Bay

PROVIDENCE, RI — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announces a $55-million Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loan to the Narragansett Bay Commission in Providence, Rhode Island. EPA’s third WIFIA loan to the commission will help finance upgrades to increase climate resiliency and cybersecurity at one of the …

Newmark Arranges $514M in Construction Financing for Phase I of Assembly Innovation Park in Somerville, Massachusetts

SOMERVILLE, MA — Newmark announces the arrangement of $514 million in construction financing for Phase I of Assembly Innovation Park, a 485,000-square-foot life science tower that is under development by BioMed Realty in Somerville, Massachusetts.

The financing for Phase I of Assembly Innovation Park is one of Greater Boston's first …

Rhode Island Governor, Congressional Delegation, FHWA, and Rhode Island DOT Break Ground for Airport Connector Project

WARWICK, RI — Governor Dan McKee, United States Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, Congressman Jim Langevin, Rhode Island Federal Highway Administrator Carlos C. Machado, and Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Director Peter Alviti, Jr. recently broke ground for the Airport Connector project in Warwick, one of the …

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The KBE Foundation Awards $18,000 in Scholarships to 11 Connecticut Technical High School Graduates

FARMINGTON, CT — For a seventh year, the KBE Foundation has awarded scholarships to 11 graduating students from the Connecticut Technical High School system, with the hopes of encouraging the state’s youth to pursue careers in the construction industry. To date, KBE has awarded $114,000 to 101 graduating technical high …

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Connolly Completes Stone Ridge Multi-Tenant Commercial Building for Richardson Green

BEVERLY, MA — Connolly Brothers, Inc., a construction management firm serving private commercial, industrial, and institutional clients, announces it has completed the construction of Stone Ridge, a 56,000-square-foot multi-tenant commercial building in Middleton, Massachusetts, for Richardson Green Inc., a family-run real estate business with commercial office buildings located throughout …

Shawmut Design and Construction and L3 Capital Celebrate Topping Off of Mixed-Use Development at 149 Newbury Street

BOSTON, MA — Shawmut Design and Construction, a national construction management firm, and real estate investment firm L3 Capital celebrated the steel topping off on 149 Newbury Street, a mixed-use commercial development in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood slated to be completed in 2023.

In partnership with architecture firm Nelson …

Boston Water and Sewer Commission Selects Stantec for Next Phase of $150M East Boston Sewer Separation Project

BOSTON, MA — Stantec has been selected to lead design services on Phase IV of the Boston Water and Sewer Commission’s (BWSC) East Boston Sewer Separation project. The project is part of a comprehensive 30-year initiative to reduce pollutants discharged to Boston Harbor and its tributary waters and to modernize …

Suffolk Project 401 Park Wins Preservation Award

BOSTON, MA — Suffolk, a builder and real estate enterprise, had its 401 Park project, otherwise known as the Landmark Center-Sears Roebuck building, recognized by the Boston Preservation Alliance as a 2022 Preservation Achievement Award Winner.  

The Boston Preservation Alliance is an independent organization that seeks to protect Boston’s …

Burns & McDonnell Announces Patel to Strengthen, Grow Commissioning Services Throughout the Northeast

BOSTON, MA — Strengthening its commissioning offerings to help clients meet key facility performance objectives, Burns & McDonnell hires Krunal Patel to lead the company’s Northeast commissioning team. Patel will be based out of the firm’s Boston office and will serve all industries in the region.

“Krunal has more than …

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VHB Wins Four ACEC/MA Engineering Excellence Awards

CAMBRIDGE, MA — The American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC/MA) recently held its 2022 Engineering Excellence Awards Gala, celebrating the best engineering projects of the year. Awards are given to engineering achievements that demonstrate the highest degree of merit and ingenuity.

VHB was recognized with three Silver Awards …

PALFINGER Announces Daneluz as New Vice President Sales & Service NAM Region

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA — Ismael Daneluz joins PALFINGER’s North American Region in the executive capacity of Vice President of Sales and Service. Daneluz will be responsible for developing strategic sales plans, based on the company’s goals, that will promote sales growth and customer satisfaction for the organization as well …

Rhode Island DOT and Congressional Delegation Break Ground on Cranston Canyon Project

CRANSTON, RI — U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Director Peter Alviti, and other state and local leaders gathered on Phenix Avenue in Cranston to break ground for the $85-million Cranston Canyon Project.

The project will address deteriorated bridges along the western …

Kohler Engines Approves Usage of HVO in the USA

KOHLER, WI — All Kohler diesel-fueled engines are approved to use HVO in the United States, in line with ASTM D975 standard. This confirmation comes just a few months after European compliance was announced. In February, in fact, Kohler had announced approval to use HVO for all its diesel engines …

Safety Culture in the Workplace: How Generational Differences Present Challenges, Opportunities

MILWAUKEE, WI — How do you create an effective safety culture in the workplace when you have an employee base that is so diverse?

It’s an important question for equipment manufacturers to ask and answer, and the latter can’t really be accomplished without a better understanding of what “culture” refers …

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Gilbane Building Company Breaks Ground on New Newport High School

NEWPORT, RI — Administrators, faculty, and students from Newport Public Schools joined U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, Rhode Island Governor Dan McKee, RIDE Commissioner Angelica Infante-Green, Treasurer Seth Magaziner, and other local elected officials, alongside representatives from Gilbane Building Company, Downes Construction, and SLAM to celebrate …

Tips for Minimizing the Impact of Rising Fuel Prices

No one in the construction industry needs to be made aware of rising diesel prices over the past year. They have felt the pain. Through the first week in July, the average price of diesel fuel was nearly 70 percent higher than the year prior. There is no single magic …

Leica Geosystems Launches New Safety Awareness Module in Leica ConX Cloud Solution

Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, announces the launch of the new safety awareness module in the cloud-based collaboration platform Leica ConX. The integration of Leica Geosystems’ safety awareness solutions with ConX increases safety on construction sites by collecting and visualising data that enhances awareness, speeds up hazard response, …

Gilbane Building Company Celebrates Ribbon Cutting of 225 Wyman Street Development

WALTHAM, MA — Hobbs Brook Real Estate LLC (HBRE) was joined by Mayor of Waltham Jeannette A. McCarthy, alongside representatives from Gilbane Building Company and Gensler and the entire project team to celebrate the official opening of the 225 Wyman Street development, a 507,000-square-foot, five-story, ground-up life sciences development along …

Town of Windham Receives Award of Excellence in Job Order Contracting for 2021 Construction Project

WINDHAM, CT — Gordian, a provider of insights, technology, and comprehensive services for all phases of the building lifecycle, announces the recipients of the 2021 Award of Excellence in Job Order Contracting (JOC). Town of Windham, Connecticut won in the New England Construction area.

“It’s an honor to present …

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Biden Signs Inflation Reduction Act into Law, $5B in Funding to Drive Low-Carbon Procurement in Buildings and Construction

The largest federal climate investment in U.S. history was made on August 16, after President Joe Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) into law. The act aims to fight climate change and address record inflation.

The IRA includes policies that will invest in U.S. energy production, reduce carbon emissions, …

American Institute of Architects Elects 100th President, Dowdell to Become First Black Woman President in AIA History

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) recently made history when the delegates at the 2022 AIA Annual Meeting elected Kimberly Dowdell, AIA, NOMAC, NCARB, SEED, LEED AP BD+C as 2023 First Vice President/2024 President-elect. As the 100th AIA President, Dowdell will be the first Black woman and first Millennial President. …

More than 40 Industry Organizations Support Extending Buy America, Build America Act Waiver

When the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) was passed back in November 2021, it expanded Buy America, Build America Act (BABAA) coverage to include certain construction materials used on federal-aid highway and transit projects. This was intended to strengthen Made in America requirements by ensuring projects use American-made iron, …

Choosing Screen Media to Improve Production and Solve Screening Problems

With proposed infrastructure programs being discussed to offset the economic impacts of COVID-19, aggregate materials could see a spike in demand. This progression can lead to increased profits for mineral processing operations. However, maximizing efficiency to capitalize on this opportunity requires the right equipment. It is critical that operations evaluate …

Gilbane Building Company Breaks Ground on Two K-12 Projects in Massachusetts

ANDOVER, MA — Gilbane Building Company recently celebrated important milestones with two communities in the Commonwealth as the firm officially broke ground on the new West Elementary School/Shawsheen Pre-School in Andover, Massachusetts, and the new Florence Roche Elementary School in Groton, Massachusetts.

The New West Elementary School and Shawsheen Pre-School …
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City of Boston Releases Design Updates for Copley Square

BOSTON, MA — At the heart of Boston, Copley Square has long been a space for the community to gather, celebrate, or enjoy the day surrounded by iconic architecture. Over the last year, Sasaki and the City of Boston Parks & Recreation Department have been working alongside the community to …

Gilbane Building Company Celebrates Ribbon Cutting of Bristol County Agricultural High School

DIGHTON, MA — Representatives from the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA), alongside local and state officials from Bristol County joined the Bristol Aggie community and the Gilbane and HMFH teams to celebrate the official ribbon cutting of the 196,000-square-foot Bristol County Agricultural High School campus expansion and renovation project.

Increasing …

SLAM Names Finucane as East Coast Chairman

GLASTONBURY, CT — The S/L/A/M Collaborative (SLAM) announces that Terri Finucane, IIDA, Principal, has been named Chairman of the Board and is located at the headquarters in Glastonbury, Connecticut. Both outgoing President Robert Pulito, AIA, and Chairman Richard Connell, FAIA, will remain on the board and active …

Yanmar Compact Equipment’s Largest Mini Excavators Provide Maximum Power in Tight Spaces

GRAND RAPIDS, MN — Yanmar Compact Equipment offers the ViO80-1A and SV100-2A, the largest models in their mini excavator line. The machines provide the performance, efficiency, technology, and reliability needed for tough jobs, allowing for maximum productivity in construction, landscaping, and utility applications. Both models feature Yanmar Compact Equipment’s four-year/4,000-hour …

Griffin Electric Celebrates Graduates of Wentworth Associate Degree Program

HOLLISTON, MA — Another group of employees at Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc. were recently honored at a breakfast graduation celebration for completing their final classes and degree requirements for their Associate of Applied Science in Engineering Technology degree from Wentworth Institute of Technology (Wentworth). The Class of 2021 is …

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HNTB Names Scerbo as Northeast Division Sales Officer

NEW YORK, NY — HNTB Corporation names Tom Scerbo, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, as Northeast Division Sales Officer and Senior Vice President. In this role, he will oversee client infrastructure needs throughout the firm’s eight-state Northeast Division. Scerbo will be based in HNTB’s New York office in the Empire …

RIDOT Breaks Ground on Route 146 Project to Kick Off 2022 Construction Season

NORTH SMITHFIELD, RI — Governor Dan McKee, U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, Congressman David Cicilline, Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Director Peter Alviti, and other state and local leaders gathered on the side of Route 146 in North Smithfield recently to break ground for the Route …

Weston & Sampson Receives AGC Safety Award

READING, MA — Weston & Sampson announces the company is among the recipients of a 2021 National Safety Award from the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). The award was presented at AGC MA’s Annual Safety Awards Brunch at the Seaport Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts, and reflects an “outstanding commitment …

BOMAG Americas Remembers Industry Leader, Long-Time Team Member Bert DeJong After his Passing

RIDGEWAY, SC — It is with deep sadness that BOMAG Americas announces the passing of Bert DeJong, a company leader and industry veteran for more than 30 years. DeJong is well remembered for being smart, honest, and fair and an industry pioneer, who helped drive success for both rental …

Gilbane Building Company Celebrates Topping Out at Union Square in Somerville

SOMERVILLE, MA — Representatives from US2, Redgate Real Estate Advisors, Spagnolo Gisness & Associates, and Gilbane Building Company gathered to celebrate the official topping out of the 194,000-square-foot, Class A, mixed-use life sciences building at Union Square in Somerville, Massachusetts.

With seven stories of lab- and office-ready …

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VHB Welcomes Symonds as Senior Structural Engineer

SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT — VHB announces that Wayne Symonds, PE, has joined its South Burlington office as Senior Structural Engineer. Recently retired from a career with the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans), Symonds brings nearly 30 years of experience in serving the traveling public to his new role.

“VHB …

Monroe Tractor Adds Falcone to Connecticut’s South Windsor Product Support team

SOUTH WINDSOR, CT — Monroe Tractor announces Jason Falcone as Product Support Representative to cover Connecticut’s Fairfield, New Haven, Middlesex, and New London counties.

Falcone's career began as a Fabricator/Welder then as a Service Technician, where he worked his way to Lead Technician for a local construction company. Understanding and …

Vacuworx Appoints Tipton Executive Vice President, COO

TULSA, OK — Vacuworx announces that Robert Tipton has joined the company as Executive Vice President and has been appointed as the company’s Chief Operating Officer. Tipton joins the team with decades of knowledge in production and supply chain management, including executive leadership credentials and more than 20 years of …

US Traffic Fatalities Surged 19 Percent from 2019 to 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The number of traffic fatalities in the U.S. surged by 19 percent from 2019 to 2021. Traffic fatalities began to increase dramatically in 2020 even as vehicle travel rates plummeted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Traffic fatalities continued to increase in 2021 as vehicle travel returned to …

Doosan Announces its Top-Performing North American Dealers of 2021

WEBSTER, MA — Doosan Infracore North America announces its top-performing dealers of 2021. The top 10 dealers are among more than 170 Doosan construction equipment dealers in North America.

Doosan annually recognizes its heavy equipment dealers that have excelled in providing top-level performance in sales, parts, and service to customers …

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Shawmut Design and Construction Breaks Ground on Clark University’s Center for Media Arts, Computing, and Design

WORCESTER, MA — Shawmut Design and Construction, a national construction management firm, broke ground on Clark University’s Center for Media Arts, Computing, and Design; the building, which will be a hub for interdisciplinary learning, research, creativity, and innovation, is slated to open in fall 2023.

In partnership with design …

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Shawmut Design and Construction Celebrates 13th Annual Safety Week

BOSTON/LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK — Shawmut Design and Construction, a national construction management firm, recently hosted its 13th annual Safety Week, focusing on physical and mental health, safety, and well-being. The week consisted of 602 events and training sessions held across 112 locations, including Shawmut’s jobsites and 11 offices around …

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Drake Appointed Chair of Massachusetts Board of Registration of Landscape Architects

BOSTON, MA — CDM Smith announces that Senior Landscape Architect Kimberly Drake, RLA was appointed Chair of the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Landscape Architects. She was originally appointed to the board by Governor Deval Patrick in 2013 after serving on the national Council of Landscape Architectural Licensing Boards for …

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Suffolk Hires Stroud as National Chief Operating Officer

BOSTON, MA — Suffolk announces the hiring of Tim Stroud as National Chief Operating Officer. The appointment of Stroud will bolster the Suffolk leadership team while integrating and standardizing construction management operations throughout the organization. Stroud will serve as a resource for regional leadership teams and will closely coordinate opportunity …

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Groundbreaking Held for New 384,000-Square-Foot Rand-Whitney Packaging Facility

BOYLSTON, MA — To meet the increasing worldwide demand for packaging, Rand-Whitney, an innovator in the packing industry, recently broke ground on a new facility in Boylston, Massachusetts. When complete, the facility will have the capacity to produce 300 million boxes annually.

“We are excited to break ground on the …

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Michael C. Liptak, Co-Founder of ALL, Dies at 91

CLEVELAND, OH — The principal architect of the heavy lift equipment rental category and driving force behind The ALL Family of Companies has passed away. Michael C. Liptak was 91. Together with his wife, Marvine, and brothers Lawrence and Jake, Michael founded ALL Erection & Crane Rental in Cleveland, Ohio, …

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SLAM, O&G, Torrington Public Schools, and City Leaders Unveil First Look at New Middle School and High School

GLASTONBURY, CT — The S/L/A/M Collaborative (SLAM), architect, working in partnership with Torrington Public Schools (TPS), the City of Torrington, owner representative Construction Solutions Group (CSG) of East Hartford, and construction manager O&G Industries, are expected to break ground this summer on one of the largest building initiatives in …

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SLAM Wins Three Connecticut Building Congress Project Team Awards

GLASTONBURY, CT — The S/L/A/M Collaborative (SLAM) has been recognized by the Connecticut Building Congress (CBC) for three Project Team Awards, winning for building projects in the health care and education markets. The CBC Project Team Awards will be presented on June 14, 2022, at The Aqua Turf Club in …

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Telematics Expert Gives Industry Outlook

Most construction jobs run on tight timelines and margins, and to keep everything running on schedule and within budget, fleet managers use telematics to give visibility into their equipment’s location and operating condition any time of the day or night.

Telematics has been around for quite a while, however, it …

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Construction Salaries are on the Rise According to NCCER 2022 Construction Craft Salary Survey

Skilled craft professionals continue to earn high wages, according to NCCER’s 2022 Construction Craft Salary Survey. More than 135 commercial, industrial and residential construction companies across the U.S., representing over 337,000 employees, participated in the survey. The individual craft areas reported provide average annual salaries, not including overtime, per …

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Shawmut Design and Construction Celebrates the Opening of Boynton Yards’ First Building at 101 South Street in Somerville

SOMERVILLE, MA — Shawmut Design and Construction, a national construction management firm, joined DLJ Real Estate Capital Partners (DLJ), Leggat McCall Properties (LMP), the City of Somerville, and Flagship Pioneering companies to cut the opening ribbon on 101 South Street, the first purpose-built Class-A lab building in Somerville as …

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Monroe Tractor Hires Wigglesworth as Product Support Representative for Connecticut Location

SOUTH WINDSOR, CT — Monroe Tractor announces that Mark Wigglesworth has been hired as Product Support Representative for its location in South Windsor, Connecticut.

Wigglesworth brings many years of seasoned experience in the construction industry. After representing a large parts supplier for the heavy-duty and industrial markets, he effectively managed …

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University of Connecticut Athletic Facility Wins Award

STORRS, CT — The Connecticut Building Congress (CBC) announces the winners of this year’s Project Team Awards. The annual Project Team Awards recognize outstanding building projects that exemplify project team excellence and represent the best practices in teamwork by project owners, architects, engineers, constructors, and trades. Each year the CBC …

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Labor Shortage is a Universal Issue in the Construction Industry

The ever-growing labor shortage is a universal issue, affecting nearly every business sector that relies on the availability of a workforce. It’s an issue that was happening before the COVID-19 pandemic and has persisted.

According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, there are 11.3 million job openings in the U.S., …

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Patch Named VHB National Geomatics Service Leader

WATERTOWN, MA — VHB announces that Tim Patch, PLS, has been promoted to National Geomatics Service Leader. In this new role, Patch will partner with leaders across the company to support VHB’s growth in Geomatics and will help public and private clients leverage new technology to implement smart, future-ready …

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Sasaki Announces LEED and SITES Certifications for Colby College Athletics Center

WATERVILLE, ME — Sasaki, along with Hopkins Architects, announces the Colby College Harold Alfond Athletics and Recreation Center has received both LEED Platinum and SITES Gold certification status. Awarded by the U.S Green Building Council, Platinum status is the highest LEED certification a project can attain. SITES …

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C.N. Wood Acquires Three Komatsu Dealerships Along I-84

WOBURN, MA — C.N. Wood — a heavy equipment dealer based in Massachusetts — has purchased three full-service dealer locations from heavy equipment manufacturer Komatsu, expanding C.N. Wood’s reach and adding 60 employees. The acquisition, which is the largest in the company’s history, will expand C.N. Wood’s footprint in …

Stantec Plans New Unified Office in Downtown Boston

BOSTON, MA — Stantec announces that it will merge its two Boston locations into one unified space in downtown Boston. The move, anticipated for summer 2022, will unite nearly 250 employees — including architects, interior designers, engineers, urban planners, landscape architects, project managers, and graphic designers — in a modern …

Understanding and Protecting Against Mold on Jobsites

Most hazards you’ll find on a construction site are big and generally obvious. It might be the inherent danger of certain power tools, the possibility of an electric shock, or the potential for a fall. Because workers recognize these hazards, they can take steps to avoid or minimize them.

But …

Hill International Selected to Provide Owner’s Project Management Services for Hadley Elementary School

SWAMPSCOTT, MA — Hill International announces it was selected by the Town of Swampscott, Massachusetts, to provide owner’s project management (OPM) services for the Hadley Elementary School project. Once complete, this new school will house 900 students from Kindergarten through fourth grade, and includes a media center, cafetorium, and administrative …

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Local Officials Break Ground for Redevelopment of Billerica Mall

BILLERICA, MA — Local officials in Billerica recently joined F.B. Billerica Realty Investors, LLC and PROCON, design-builder, to celebrate the redevelopment of the Billerica Mall at a groundbreaking ceremony. The new mixed-use project is known as the “Shoppes and Residences at Billerica”. The project will consist of a brand …

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Shawmut Design and Construction Celebrates Women in Construction Week with Virtual, In-Person Events Nationwide

BOSTON/LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK — Shawmut Design and Construction participated in Women in Construction (WIC) Week with virtual and in-person celebrations in all 11 of its offices nationwide. The firm’s WIC Week activities were developed to align with this year’s theme of envision equity and comprised of employee-led sessions including guest …

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Kamal Joins HDR as Director of Education for Architecture

BOSTON, MA — Leila Kamal, AIA, LEED AP, joins HDR as Director of Education for the architecture practice. In this role she will lead the education practice, assuring that HDR’s brand is elevated and maintained through university, college, and K-12 projects. Based in Boston, Massachusetts, Kamal will collaborate with …

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Suffolk to Build 10 World Trade in Seaport District

BOSTON, MA — Suffolk, a real estate and construction enterprise, will be responsible for managing construction of the 10 World Trade project in the Seaport District in Boston, Massachusetts. The 17-story 10 World Trade building will house 287,000 square feet of lab space, 258,000 square feet of office space, …

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Rand-Whitney Celebrates Groundbreaking of Largest Facility to Meet Growing Demand

BOYLSTON, MA — Rand-Whitney officials were joined by business leaders, Town of Boylston officials, and their design-builder, PROCON, for the groundbreaking ceremony of its 384,000-square-foot packaging facility in Boylston, Massachusetts. The facility represents the latest investment by the company in equipment and capacity to meet the growth in worldwide …

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Massachusetts Governor Celebrates Opening of the Green Line Extension

CAMBRIDGE, MA — Governor Charlie Baker, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Transportation Secretary and CEO Jamey Tesler, and Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) General Manager Steve Poftak recently joined federal, state, and local elected leaders and community partners to celebrate the opening of the first …

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New App Forecasts Future Liquid Asphalt Prices Lowering Financial Risk for Asphalt Producers and Highway Contractors

KENNESAW, GA — Liquid asphalt must compete with other products that are refined from crude oil, and energy prices are currently soaring due to inflation. Imagine bidding today’s cash price and the cost of the hedge instead of guessing at some future price. The solution is a new app that …

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K-Tec and Ashland Acquire Metalcraft Scrapers

LOUISVILLE, GA — K-Tec Earthmovers and Ashland Industries, providers of pull-pan scraper earthmoving products, announce the acquisition of Metalcraft of GA, Inc., a heavy equipment manufacturer. This acquisition provides a facility presence in the Southeastern U.S. along with expanded product offerings from the Metalcraft brand. The Metalcraft facility, …

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Brennan Group, John M. Corcoran, and Berkeley Partners Break Ground on Industrial Facility in Central Massachusetts

LUNENBURG, MA — The Brennan Group (TBG), John M. Corcoran & Company (JMC), and equity partner Berkeley Partners have broken ground and construction is underway on Lunenburg Central, a 372,000-square-foot, Class A High Bay warehouse/distribution facility. Lunenburg Central is located in the heart of the Route 2 Industrial Corridor in …

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Port of New Bedford Awards Contract for North Terminal Expansion

NEW BEDFORD, MA — The New Bedford Port Authority recently awarded a $27.9-million construction contract for the North Terminal Expansion project in the Port of New Bedford. D.W. White Construction of Acushnet won the contract. The North Terminal Expansion is a transformative port infrastructure project that will spur long-term economic …

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Sasaki Designing New Bryant University Convocation Center

SMITHFIELD, RI — Sasaki will be leading the architecture and landscape architecture design for the new Bryant University Convocation Center, which will accommodate the entire student body. David M. Beirne, Chairman of Bryant’s board of trustees, said it will be designed to “catapult Bryant to the next level.” The Convocation …

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Monroe Tractor Hires Bisesto as Branch Manager for Connecticut Location

SOUTH WINDSOR, CT — Monroe Tractor announces Richard Bisesto as Branch Manager for its location in South Windsor, Connecticut. Bisesto brings over 20 years of experience in sales, marketing, and leadership roles, with the most recent 13 years spent in the construction equipment and rental industries.

“I look forward to …

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Transportation Advocates Gather to Mark TRIP's 50 Years of Serving the Industry

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Transportation advocates gathered in the nation’s capital to celebrate the 50th anniversary of TRIP, a national transportation research nonprofit. Delayed by a year due to COVID-19, TRIP is celebrating five decades as the only national organization devoted exclusively to generating news and social media coverage of …

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VHB Announces Venzon as New Environmental Leader to Elevate Sustainability on Aviation Projects

WATERTOWN, MA — VHB announces the addition of a new environmental team member who will elevate sustainability across markets for a broad range of clients. Casey Venzon, LEED AP BD+C, joins the Watertown, Massachusetts, office as Senior Environmental Planner. He will lead business development, client care, staff mentorship, and …

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Massachusetts Governor Files $9.7B Infrastructure Bond Bill

WORCESTER, MA — Governor Charlie Baker, Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito, Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Transportation Secretary and CEO Jamey Tesler, Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Kathleen Theoharides, and Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) General Manager Steve Poftak recently joined with municipal leaders in Worcester at an event to …

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Rhode Island Public Works Association Hosts 2022 Ocean State Construction and Equipment Show

It’s been a rough two years for the construction industry. People are excited to once again venture out to attend the many construction and equipment shows offered throughout New England.

Each year, the Rhode Island Public Works Association (RIPWA) hosts the Ocean State Construction and Equipment Show where vendors come …

Congressman Cicilline and Rhode Island DOT Break Ground for Aquidneck Avenue Resurfacing Project in Middletown

Congressman David Cicilline and Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Director Peter Alviti Jr. recently joined state and local leaders to break ground on a project to resurface approximately one mile of Aquidneck Avenue in Middletown, Rhode Island, from East Main Road to Green End Avenue.

The $9-million project will …

APWA Board Selects Pugh as New President-Elect

KANSAS CITY, MO — With just a handful of months to go before a new president heads the American Public Works Association (APWA), the association board has selected a new President-Elect, long-time active member Keith Pugh, PE, PWLF. Previous President-Elect Dan Hartman had to step down from his role, …

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Dewberry Announces Promotion of Schmalz to Associate

BOSTON, MA — Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, announces the promotion of more than 70 employees nationwide, including Damian Schmalz, PE, who has been promoted to Associate in the firm’s Boston, Massachusetts, office.

Schmalz has been with Dewberry since 2010 and has 11 years of experience. …

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Shawmut Design and Construction Celebrates 40th Anniversary

LOS ANGELES, CA — Shawmut Design and Construction, a national construction management firm, is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2022.

Founded in 1982 as a small carpentry contractor with a handful of employees, Shawmut built its reputation on a willingness to take on the most complex and challenging projects. …

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Fuss & O’Neill Welcomes Morrison as Business Line Manager for Climate Adaptation

MANCHESTER, CT — Sara Morrison, MLA, WEDG joins civil and environmental engineering firm Fuss & O’Neill as a Business Line Manager for Climate Adaptation within the Water and Natural Resources Business Line. In her new position, Morrison's work will focus on the conception and planning of climate adaptation projects, specifically …

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Fuss & O’Neill Welcomes Dechen as Project Manager

MANCHESTER, NH — Justin Dechen, PE joins civil and environmental engineering firm, Fuss & O’Neill, as a Project Manager in the firm’s Water and Natural Resources Business Line. In his new position, Dechen will manage water, wastewater, and stormwater projects. Drawing on his civil engineering experience, he will continue …

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Griffin Electric Providing Installation Work for New Mixed-Use Development Project in Providence

PROVIDENCE, RI — Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc. (Griffin Electric) announces they are currently providing installation services on the new Emblem 125 project on Parcel 28 in Providence, Rhode Island. The 256,000-square-foot mixed-use development is expected to reach completion in fall 2022.

The six-story Emblem 125 will feature 249 residential …

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Barry Named Vermont’s 2022 Young Engineer of the Year

SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT — Vermont’s engineering societies presented Kelly Barry, PE, a Project Engineer in VHB’s South Burlington office, the 2022 Vermont Young Engineer of the Year award recently at the Annual Engineers Week celebration. This award honors a licensed Professional Engineer in Vermont who not only has …

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ABC Names Haywood the 2022 Craft Professional of the Year

TEWKSBURY, MA — Associated Builders and Contractors announces that Adam Haywood, Electrical Foreman and Safety Officer at Premier Power LLC of Tewksbury, Massachusetts, was named the 2022 Craft Professional of the Year. Haywood was honored at ABC Convention 2022 in San Antonio.

ABC presents the annual Craft Professional of …

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Connecticut DOT Announces New Mix Program, a Long-Term Initiative to Plan for the Future of the Mixmaster Interchange

HARTFORD, CT — The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) announces it is using the Planning and Environmental Linkage (PEL) process as part of the New Mix Program to plan for the long-term future of the I-84 and Route 8 interchange, commonly referred to as the Mixmaster.

Through the New Mix …

Consigli Expands Pre-Fabrication Capabilities with Addition of Seery

MILFORD, MA — Consigli Construction Co., Inc., announces it has added Bill Seery as Director of Pre-Fabrication to expand the company’s existing capabilities in modular construction and pre-fabrication.

Seery was a Co-Founder of the first U.S. company to integrate construction and manufacturing processes to produce custom, pre-fabricated bathroom units …

Why Ongoing Safety Programs are Critical

Most companies understand that safety is an important part of today’s workplace, but they may not realize why ongoing safety programs are critical to their organization’s well-being.

Some companies view safety as a “check the box” kind of activity, believing that once they’ve addressed safety topics, they’ve done what they …

Rhode Island DOT Celebrates Completion of Kingston Road Bridge in Richmond

RICHMOND, RI — Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Director Peter Alviti Jr. recently joined state and local leaders for a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the $21.3-million Kingston Road Bridge project in Richmond. The project finished on budget and five months ahead of schedule.

RIDOT completely replaced this 70-year-old bridge, which …

ABC and AFSP Announce Partnership to Address Mental Health and Suicide Prevention in the Construction Industry

WASHINGTON, D.C. —  Associated Builders and Contractors and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention announce a collaborative partnership to address mental health and suicide prevention throughout the U.S. construction industry.

The goals of the partnership are to improve the mental health of construction workers through effective suicide prevention education, intervention, …

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MaineDOT Begins Replacement of Station 46 Bridge in Woolwich

WOOLWICH, ME — The Maine Department of Transportation (MaineDOT) is replacing the Station 46 Bridge, which carries Route 1 over the Back River Creek Marsh and Rockland Branch of the Maine Central Railroad in Woolwich. The work area begins at the Taste of Maine Restaurant and extends north past the …

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Shawmut Design and Construction Completes Renovation and Expansion of Harvard Divinity School’s Swartz Hall

BOSTON, MA — Shawmut Design and Construction, a national construction management firm, announces that it has completed a renovation and expansion project at Harvard Divinity School’s (HDS) Swartz Hall in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

In partnership with Ann Beha Architects, the 60,000-square-foot renovation and 13,000-square-foot expansion began in May 2019. …

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Shawmut Design and Construction Breaks Ground on L3 Capital’s Mixed-Use Development at 149 Newbury Street

BOSTON, MA — Shawmut Design and Construction, a national construction management firm, announces that it has started construction on L3 Capital’s mixed-use commercial development at 149 Newbury Street in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood.

In partnership with architecture firm Nelson Worldwide, the former parking lot at the corner of …

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Gilbane Begins Construction Phase Activities at 60 First Street in Cambridge

CAMBRIDGE, MA — Gilbane Building Company, a builder of life sciences and commercial facilities in Massachusetts, has begun construction phase activities for the 224,000-square-foot build out and expansion project at the former Sears building at the Cambridgeside Galleria. This reimagined facility offers Class A lab and office space in …

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HDR’s French Named 2022 New Hampshire Engineer of the Year

CONCORD, NH — The New Hampshire Engineering Societies names HDR’s Thomas French, P.E. as the 2022 New Hampshire Engineer of the Year. The award recognizes French as an engineer who has made outstanding contributions to the engineering professions, the public welfare, and humankind. The honor and its companion Young …

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SLAM’s National Landscape Architecture & Planning Practice Welcomes Reynolds and Withers in Connecticut

GLASTONBURY, CT — The Landscape Architecture and Planning practice of SLAM (The S/L/A/M Collaborative) welcomes the addition of Cynthia “Cyndy” Reynolds, ASLA, Landscape Architect, and Henry Withers, ASLA, Senior Landscape Architect, to the firm, supporting national initiatives for the education, health care, corporate, sports, and justice practices. Reynolds …

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Gilbane | Exyte Joint Venture Awarded Contract for $279M Advanced Semiconductor Facility at Hanscom Air Force Base

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, MA — Gilbane, in a joint venture partnership with cleanroom constructor Exyte, has been awarded the Firm Fixed Price construction of a new a $279-million Advanced Compound Semiconductor Laboratory/Microsystem Integration Facility (CSL-MIF) for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lincoln Laboratory (MIT LL) located at …

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Middlebury Bridge and Rail Project Receives PCI Design Award

MIDDLEBURY, VT — Originally constructed in the 1840s, the Vermont Railway winds through the bustling downtown of Middlebury, Vermont, splitting the downtown and Town Green area in half. Two bridges that spanned the 20-foot-deep rail corridor, with a service life already exceeding 100 years, had deteriorated to the point where …

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Liebherr Appoints Gerhardt as New Managing Director of Liebherr USA, Co

NEWPORT NEWS, VA — Dr. Tim Gerhardt, a business executive within the Liebherr Group joins Liebherr USA, Co. as one of the new Managing Directors for the U.S. operations. Gerhardt shares Liebherr USA, Co. executive responsibilities with Kai Friedrich, Managing Director for Liebherr USA, Co. and Divisional Director …

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Construction Underway at 180 CityPoint

WALTHAM, MA — Construction is underway for a new life science facility in Waltham, Massachusetts, which will help meet the surge in demand for new space in the Boston metro area. Situated in the CityPoint District, 180 CityPoint was designed to attract emerging and leading companies in the life science …

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Additional Transportation Funding Provided by the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act Allows for Needed Improvements to US Roads, Bridges, and Transit

WASHINGTON, DC — Despite the increase in transportation funding provided by the passage of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) in November 2021, the nation’s roads, bridges, and transit systems remain significantly underfunded and will require increased investment for needed improvements and repairs. Fees on highway users continue …

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Ostrodka Named VHB Director of Smart Communities

WATERTOWN, MA — VHB is expanding its smart communities services to leverage the full potential of technology-enabled and data-informed consulting. The company announces that Curt Ostrodka, AICP, LEED AP, will lead the practice as Director of Smart Communities. In this new role, Ostrodka will be instrumental in helping public …

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Opportunity for Change

During the week of March 6-12, 2022, the industry recognizes and celebrates Women in Construction Week (WIC Week). The first WIC Week was proclaimed in honor of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) in September 1960 by Amarillo, Texas, Mayor A.F. Madison. As an international association, NAWIC leadership …

New England District to Receive More Than $273M in Supplemental Infrastructure, Disaster Relief Funding

CONCORD, MA — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District will receive more than $273 million in additional funding for projects and studies throughout New England as a result of two recently enacted laws — the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and the 2022 Disaster Relief Supplemental …

Baker-Polito Administration Outlines Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding Plans for Massachusetts

LOWELL — The Baker-Polito Administration recently outlined initial plans to make significant and additional investments into roads, bridges, public transportation, and environmental infrastructure projects across the Commonwealth with funding from the recently passed federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL).

Governor Charlie Baker, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, Transportation Secretary and CEO of …

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Connecticut DOT Releases Updated Five-Year Capital Plan with Renewed Sustainability Commitment

NEWINGTON, CT — The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) releases an interim five-year Capital Plan, covering fiscal years 2022-2026 with a focus on reducing greenhouse gas emission, protecting natural and community resources, and improving the health and safety of residents. The interim five-year plan includes capital investments in roadways and …

Portland’s Baker Design Joins GEI Consultants in Maine

PORTLAND, ME — GEI Consultants announces that Baker Design Consultants (BDC), a Freeport, Maine-based civil, marine, and structural engineering consulting firm, has joined GEI.

Under the direction of Barney Baker, PE, BDC has served public and private sector clients since 1996 on waterfront projects that include pier facilities, boat …

Lowe Joins Tighe & Bond as a Vice President

SHELTON, CT — Tighe & Bond, Inc., a northeastern engineering, design, and environmental consulting company, announces that Carolyn Lowe, PE has joined the firm as a Vice President. Working throughout New York and Connecticut, Lowe has honed her expertise in environmental engineering for nearly 30 years. She has focused …

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K-Tec, Ashland Earthmoving Equipment Manufacturers Acquired by Kinperium Industries

ASHLAND, WI — Kinperium Industries (Kinperium) announces it has acquired K.A. Group, consisting of K-Tec Earthmovers (K-Tec) and Ashland Industries (Ashland). Kinperium partnered with the owners and management of K-Tec and Ashland to acquire a majority stake of the company. K-Tec & Ashland are manufacturers of pull-pan earthmoving scrapers …

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Gilbane Building Company Tapped to Complete the Second Phase of Renovations at TD Garden

BOSTON, MA — Gilbane Building Company has been selected to serve as construction manager for the second phase of TD Garden’s extensive renovation and expansion project in Boston, Massachusetts.

Gilbane was selected for the second phase after having successfully completed the first phase of work, which included an enhanced spectator …

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212 Stuart Street Facade Nears Completion

BOSTON, MA — Höweler + Yoon and Sasaki announce the exterior completion of the 212 Stuart Street residential tower located in the historic Bay Village neighborhood in downtown Boston. The project, which broke ground in March 2020, was carried through the permitting process by Boston-based Transom Real Estate and is …

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Callahan Tops Off New Life Science Development Revolution Labs

LEXINGTON, MA — Callahan Construction Managers (Callahan) announces the topping off of Revolution Labs, a life science development in Lexington, Massachusetts. The project was developed by Greatland Realty Partners along with Singerman Real Estate.

Attending the ceremony was the full project team: architect SGA, civil engineers VHB, …

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Rizavi Joins ITE Northeastern District Board

NEW YORK, NY — Amir Rizavi, PE, ENV SP, Director of Transportation Systems, has joined the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Northeastern District’s Board of Directors as Secretary/Treasurer, which kicks off a four-year commitment. During this time, Rizavi will work with District Officers to coordinate operations for the various …

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Ricciardi Moves into the Role of CEO at Weston & Sampson

READING, MA — Weston & Sampson, an interdisciplinary firm with nearly 750 employees, announces the transition of the role of Chief Executive Officer from Michael Scipione, PE, to Frank Ricciardi, PE, LSP. Ricciardi has been working continuously with Scipione and the corporate leadership team over the past …

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Urban Spaces, Diamond/Sinacori Complete Salem Mixed-Use Condo Development

SALEM, MA — The joint venture of Urban Spaces and Diamond/Sinacori recently celebrated the opening of BRIX, the 61-unit, mixed-use condominium development in the heart of historic downtown Salem, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony that included BRIX residents, Massachusetts State Senator Joan Lovely, State Representative Paul Tucker, City of Salem Mayor …

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PC Construction Promotes Cooke to Chief Operating Officer

SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT — PC Construction announces the promotion of Matt Cooke to Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer of the 100 percent employee-owned company. Cooke has been with PC for 22 years, and previously served in the roles of Vice President and Construction Executive.

“We’re excited to have Matt serve …

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Barry Equipment Expands its Doosan Footprint with a New Facility in Connecticut

SOUTH WINDSOR, CT — Barry Equipment, a longtime Doosan dealer, is adding a new location in South Windsor, Connecticut. The new 5,000-square-foot facility will serve customers throughout Connecticut, Western Massachusetts, and New York State.

Tom Barry started Barry Equipment in 1985, and the company has been a Doosan dealer …

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Tighe & Bond Announces Promotion of Grabowski, Labrie, Catlow, and Bone

WESTFIELD, MA — Tighe & Bond, Inc., a northeastern company focusing on engineering, design, and environmental consulting, announces several promotions within key positions. Current Water Business Line Leader Peter Grabowski, PE will move into the roles of Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Chief Risk Officer (CRO).

As COO, Grabowski …

MaineDOT Releases Three-Year Work Plan

AUGUSTA, ME — The Maine Department of Transportation (MaineDOT) recently released the 2022 Edition of its three-year Work Plan. This Work Plan includes all capital projects and programs, maintenance and operations activities, planning initiatives, and administrative functions for calendar years 2022, 2023, and 2024. This plan contains 2,316 individual work …

CDM Smith Celebrates 75th Anniversary

BOSTON, MA — CDM Smith is celebrating a significant company and industry milestone in 2022 — its 75th anniversary. What started as a partnership of three consultants in Cambridge, Massachusetts, more than seven decades ago has grown to who the company is today — a global team of over 5,000 …

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Proven Ways to Increase Worker Awareness of Safety Issues

Companies develop safety programs for reasons that may seem obvious: they want to prevent injuries of all kinds, so workers don’t suffer the physical effects and both workers and companies don’t endure negative financial or operational impacts. In addition, safety programs can also minimize the potential for damage to facilities …

Gilbane Building Company Announces CEO Transition

PROVIDENCE, RI — Thomas F. Gilbane, Jr., Chairman & CEO of Gilbane, Inc. & Chairman of Gilbane Building Company announces plans for executive leadership transition as President and CEO Michael McKelvy retires from Gilbane and Thomas M. Laird, Jr. is appointed President and CEO.

McKelvy departs Gilbane after multiple …

U.S. Transportation Secretary Buttigieg Announces Over $241M in Grants for America’s Ports

SALEM, MA — The U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary announces the award of more than $241 million in discretionary grant funding for 25 projects to improve port facilities in 19 states and one territory through the Maritime Administration’s (MARAD) Port Infrastructure Development Program (PIDP).

These grants demonstrate rapid action on …

Gilbane Begins Construction on Third and Final Phase of South Windsor’s 10-Year Elementary Schools Master Plan

SOUTH WINDSOR, CT — Gilbane Building Company, a builder of K-12 education facilities in Connecticut, has begun construction phase activities for the new, 102,000-square-foot Pleasant Valley Elementary School in South Windsor, Connecticut.

With resounding voter approval, the new elementary school will be built under the third and final phase …

KCI Acquires Geomatics Practice of Weston & Sampson

SPARKS, MD — KCI Technologies Inc., a multi-disciplined engineering firm with offices throughout the United States, announces the acquisition of the Geomatics practice of Weston & Sampson, a consulting firm with offices along the East Coast. The addition of the Geomatics team to KCI will further the firm’s …

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Reilly Tapped to Grow HDR's Civic Practice in New England

BOSTON, MA — Chad Reilly, AIA, is now HDR's Civic Principal in New England. Reilly is responsible for growing a well-balanced and multidisciplinary design team, strengthening collaboration across architecture’s market sectors, and building new, strategic partnerships with clients throughout the region.

Most recently, Reilly, who has more than …

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Commodore Builders Appoints Carlson, Wajda, and Finucci

BOSTON, MA — Commodore Builders announces that Marcia Carlson has been named as a Senior Project Manager for its Institutional Group, Brandt Wajda has been named Project Executive for the company’s Strategic Projects Group, and Rob Finucci has been appointed to the newly-established position of Senior Project Planner.

Marcia Carlson …
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Massachusetts Governor Joins NEI General Contracting in Celebrating the Grand Opening of WORC²

BOSTON, MA — NEI General Contracting, Inc, a construction management firm, in conjunction with local community partners, announces the grand opening of the Workforce Opportunity Resource Center (WORC²).

Designed to engage local community-based businesses and workers in the construction industry, particularly those underrepresented in the market, WORC² will offer …

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SLAM Education Practice Welcomes Hoagland, Peterson, and Fagan

GLASTONBURY, CT — The S/L/A/M Collaborative (SLAM) welcomes the addition of James "Jim" Hoagland, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, Cole Peterson, RA, NCARB, and Victoria Fagan, Assoc. AIA, LEED Green Associate, to the firm’s education practice, supporting the Pre-K through higher education facilities, with an immediate focus in …

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O’Connor Elected to 2022 AEM Board of Directors, Construction Equipment Sector Board

LIVERMORE, CA — Topcon Positioning Systems President and Chief Executive Officer, Ray O’Connor, has been elected to the 2022 Board of Directors of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM). O’Connor has also been elected to the Construction Equipment (CE) Sector Board, where he previously served from 2014 through 2018. …

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U.S. Secretary of Transportation Buttigieg Announces Nearly $1B in Grant Awards for America's Infrastructure

MANCHESTER, NH — U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg announces that the Biden Administration will invest nearly $1 billion in American infrastructure through the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) discretionary grants program. The funding has been awarded to 90 projects in 47 states and the District of …

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Monroe Tractor Names Downing Operations Director for New York and New England Locations

ROCHESTER, NY — Monroe Tractor announces Greg Downing as Operations Director. Downing will be responsible for managing and communicating expectations in all areas of Monroe Tractor’s construction and agriculture locations in New York and New England.

While working for the family business, Downing took an interest in working in the …

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PROCON Celebrates Beam-Raising for the Newest Project at Tuscan Village

SALEM, NH — New Hampshire Senator Morse recently joined Joe Faro and the Tuscan Brands Real Estate team, along with the PROCON design-build team at a beam-raising ceremony to mark a significant milestone in the construction of a nearly 300,000-square-foot development project located at Tuscan Village in Salem, New Hampshire. …

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FHWA Selects Stantec-Led Joint Venture for Construction Management and Inspection Services

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Eastern Federal Lands Highway Division (EFLHD) has selected the Stantec-Volkert-JMT Joint Venture to lead a five-year, $80-million shared capacity task order contract for construction management and inspection services. In this role, the team will support EFLHD in administering …

Moran Joins Consigli as Project Executive in Boston Office

BOSTON, MA — Consigli Construction Co., Inc. announces the hiring of Vin Moran as the company’s newest Project Executive in Boston, Massachusetts. Moran is an industry veteran and joins Consigli’s team with 27 years of experience. In his new role at Consigli, Moran will focus on several markets including commercial, …

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Route 10 to Route 6 Flyover Ramp Opens Two Years Ahead of Schedule

PROVIDENCE, RI — Lieutenant Governor Sabina Matos, U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, Congressmen James Langevin and David Cicilline, Senate President Dominick Ruggerio, and Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Director Peter Alviti, Jr. recently joined with state and local leaders to officially open the new Route 10 North …

Recognizing and Addressing Worker Stress on Jobsites

Stress has been a part of human lives from the beginning. In the past year, we’ve seen additional attention placed on stress and its effects thanks to the coronavirus pandemic and highly publicized statements from top athletes and celebrities. Because stress can have a profound effect on the well-being of …

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Sasaki Named Master Plan Architect for 776 Summer Street

BOSTON, MA — Sasaki has been retained by HRP and Redgate Capital Partners as master planner for the implementation phase of L Street Station, an innovation district anchored by research and development, residential, retail, and cultural uses in South Boston.

The district will be created on the site of the …

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Skanska USA Commercial Development Announces Westley as Senior Vice President of Strategic Services

BOSTON, MA — Skanska announces the appointment of Christopher Westley to Senior Vice President (SVP) of Strategic Services. In this new role, Westley will lead Skanska USA Commercial Development's innovative strategic services team in addition to continuing to lead the company’s communications and marketing across U.S. markets.

As head of …

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Lowder Joins VHB as Director of Signal Engineering

BOSTON, MA — VHB welcomes Mike Lowder, PE, to its Boston office as the Director of Signal Engineering. In this new role, Lowder will be instrumental in positioning the Transit and Rail team for continued success. Lowder will identify new business opportunities and will help expand Transit and Rail …

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Haley & Aldrich and Partners Develop Curriculum for Dearborn STEM Academy Students

BURLINGTON, MA — In celebration of National STEM Day, Boston Plan for Excellence (BPE), which operates two Boston public schools forming a Pre K-12 STEM pathway for Roxbury’s Dudley neighborhood, along with Haley & Aldrich’s team of environmental and geotechnical engineers, Suffolk Construction, and Millennium Partners Boston, …

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Nauset Completes Mixed-Use Development in Porter Square Cambridge

CAMBRIDGE, MA — Nauset Construction has completed St. James Place, a mixed-use, transit-oriented development that links the historic St. James Episcopal Church to 46 condominiums, 2,000 square feet of retail space, and a new parish hall that includes a neighborhood food pantry. Located in the heart of Porter Square, the …

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KBE's Restoration of 100-Year-Old Community Theater Wins Award from ABC

FARMINGTON, CT — The newly restored Fairfield Community Theater — now known as the Sacred Heart University Community Theatre — has been racking up industry awards and accolades. The latest recognition was announced at the Associated Builders and Contractors - Connecticut Chapter’s annual Excellence in Construction awards event, where …

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O&G Completes O’Connell Athletic Center Expansion

HARTFORD, CT — O&G Industries recently completed the O’Connell Athletic Center on the campus of the University of St. Joseph in West Hartford, Connecticut.

The two-story addition expands the O’Connell Athletic Center by 31,000 square feet with features including an NCAA regulation basketball and volleyball court overlooked by offices and …

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Borkowski Selected as WEF’s 2021 Outstanding Young Water Environment Professional

HARTFORD, CT — Stantec Senior Civil Engineer Vanessa Borkowski has been named by the Water Environment Federation (WEF) as the Outstanding Young Water Environment Professional for 2021.

The award is given to young professionals who have “demonstrated contributions to enhancing the activities of the Water Environment Federation, contributions to WEF …

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Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas Welcomes Park as President

NORCROSS, GA — Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas, Inc. (HCEA), announces the appointment of Stan Park as President of the company. A 27-year veteran of Hyundai, Park previously held various field and executive-level leadership roles, most recently as the Vice President of Marketing and Dealer Development.

“Stan is a pillar of …

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Gilbane Building Company Celebrates Topping Out of Pawtucket School

PAWTUCKET, RI — Officials from the Pawtucket School District, the State of Rhode Island, and the City of Pawtucket joined representatives from Colliers, The SLAM Collaborative, and Gilbane Building Company to celebrate the official topping out of the 93,964-square-foot Henry J. Winters Elementary School in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. …

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Shawmut to Install More Than 4.2M Pounds of Steel at Brown University's Performing Arts Center

PROVIDENCE, RI — In partnership with architecture firm REX, Shawmut is completing Brown University’s Performing Arts Center. Breaking ground in 2019 and slated to be completed in 2023, the complex is set to anchor a future campus arts district and offer an approach to experimental, collaborative, and engaged performance …

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Monroe Tractor Promotes Uricchio as Parts Manager for Connecticut Location

SOUTH WINDSOR, CT — Monroe Tractor announces Mike Uricchio has been promoted to Parts Manager for the company's location in South Windsor, Connecticut.

Uricchio graduated from Porter and Chester Technical College and was employed as a Service Technician at a local equipment dealership. Shortly after in 2018, Uricchio accepted a …

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With U.S. Vehicle Travel Nearing Pre-Pandemic Levels, Freight Bottlenecks Slowing Shipments, and New Federal Transportation Funding Reaching States, Additional Investment in U.S. Freight Network will be Needed to Improve Supply Chain Reliability

WASHINGTON, DC — As vehicle travel returns to pre-pandemic levels and federal transportation funding from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) begins to reach states, it will be critical that states make additional investments to improve the efficiency and condition of the nation’s freight network to minimize supply chain …

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Monroe Tractor Brings CASE Back to Westborough, Massachusetts

WESTBOROUGH, MA — Since Monroe Tractor acquired CASE of New England four years ago, it has seen growth within the New England market. Due to this growth, Monroe announces that the Worcester, Massachusetts, location has relocated to Westborough to better serve its customers. The Westborough location is a newly renovated …

Town of North Branford Celebrates Groundbreaking of New High School

NORTH BRANFORD, CT — Officials from the North Branford School District, the State of Connecticut, and the Town of North Branford joined school faculty and staff, as well as representatives from Construction Solutions Group, Quisenberry Arcari Malik, LLC, and Gilbane Building Company to celebrate the official groundbreaking of …

Urban Revitalization Project in Quincy, Massachusetts, Receives Design Award

QUINCY, MA — The City of Quincy, Massachusetts’ project to relocate a portion of a century-old granite channel used for stormwater conveyance received a Bronze Award for Engineering Excellence from the Massachusetts chapter of the American Council of Engineering Companies.

The channel had been built to redirect a portion …

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Boston University Celebrates Renovation and Expansion of Goldman School of Dental Medicine

BOSTON, MA — Boston University (BU) is celebrating the completion of the $115-million renovation and expansion of the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, designed by SmithGroup, an integrated design firm. The project transforms the existing dental school facility, expanding and improving predoctoral clinical spaces, integrating the new …

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Shepley Bulfinch Announces Promotion of Voiland to Executive Vice President

BOSTON, MA — Shepley Bulfinch, a national architecture firm, announces the promotion of Luke Voiland, AIA, to Executive Vice President, Practice Strategy in Boston, Massachusetts. The appointment marks the next phase of leadership changes at Shepley Bulfinch following the recent announcement of Angela Watson, FAIA to President and …

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Stantec’s Jackson Selected as 2021 LEED Fellow

BOSTON, MA — Stantec sustainability expert, Blake Jackson, has been named a 2021 LEED Fellow by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) — the organization responsible for driving the implementation of the LEED green building program. Jackson is among 21 professionals who represent leadership within the green building community and …

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Dynapac North America Names Roush President/General Manager

CHARLOTTE, NC — Dynapac announces the appointment of Jamie Roush to President/General Manager of Dynapac North America.

Roush is an industry veteran with over 20 years of experience in the equipment industry. Roush has been with Dynapac North America since the transition in 2017 and held various management positions at …

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SLAM Expands Master Planning Services, Hires New Director

GLASTONBURY, CT — Michael Zuba, an AICP certified professional planner, will serve as the Director of Public Education Master Planning for The S/L/A/M Collaborative (SLAM). Zuba will lead and expand SLAM’s public education master planning practice with an immediate focus on Connecticut and New England, including in the new …

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Griffin Electric Donates Backpacks and School Supplies to Holliston Pantry Shelf for Eighth Year

HOLLISTON, MA — Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc., an electrical subcontractor throughout New England and the Southeast, recently donated backpacks filled with assorted school supplies in support of local students and families in need. This marked the eighth consecutive year that Griffin Electric and its employees teamed up with …

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Governor Sununu Applauds 145 Maplewood Office Building

HOOKSETT, NH — New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu spoke at the ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremonies of 145 Maplewood Avenue, a mixed-use office building located in Portsmouth’s North End. Calling the Kane and PROCON project “one of the most state-of-the-art office buildings with the coolest views…”, Governor Sununu said …

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PROCON Awarded Excellence in Construction Award

HOOKSETT, NH — PROCON, a family-owned and operated design-build firm, received the Associated Builders and Contractors New Hampshire/Vermont Chapter’s (ABC) Excellence in Construction (EIC) Award in the Commercial Over $10 Million category for the design and construction of Unitil’s new Exeter, New Hampshire-based Distribution and Operations Center at …

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Wood River Bridge Rehabilitation D/B Project Recognized with ACEC-RI Gold Award

HOPKINTON, RI — Rehabilitation of the Wood River Bridge was one of the first design-build (D/B) projects completed as part of the Rhode Island Department of Transportation’s (RIDOT) Statewide RhodeWorks Infrastructure Improvement Program. The rehabilitation fully restored a critical highway interstate bridge, improving the structural integrity to meet the …

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US Navy Selects WSM Pacific SIOP Joint Venture to Support West Coast Shipyard Infrastructure Optimization

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, HI — Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC) Pacific has selected the WSM Pacific SIOP Joint Venture, comprising global engineering and design firms Stantec, WSP USA, and Moffatt & Nichol, to lead multidiscipline architect-engineer services as part of a five-year, $500-million single …

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O&G Completes Construction of Net-Zero Middle School

MIDDLETOWN, CT — O&G Industries (O&G) recently completed the construction of the new Beman Middle School (formerly Woodrow Wilson Middle School) facility in Middletown, Connecticut, ahead of the 2021-22 school year. The school will be home to 650 students in sixth to eighth grade.

The project included the construction of …

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VHB Welcomes Back Smedberg as Institutions Market Leader

PROVIDENCE, RI — VHB welcomes Robert Smedberg, PE, back to the team as the companywide Institutions Market Leader. Based in the Providence, Rhode Island, office, Smedberg brings more than 25 years of experience to his new role, including 17 years at VHB from 2002 to 2019.

Smedberg's experience includes …

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New Hampshire Construction Career Days Promotes the Industry to a Younger Generation

The New Hampshire Construction Career Days, Inc. (NH CCD) inaugural event occurred in 2009, but the conversation about such a program began in 1997 between then New London Road Agent Richard Lee and Catherine Schoenenberger – who ultimately founded NH CCD. These early conversations were sparked primarily because of the …

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Baumbach Awarded 2021 Young Professional Engineer Award

WATERTOWN, MA — Jill Baumbach, PE, was awarded the Young Professional Engineer Award for 2021 from the American Council of Engineering Companies. The Young Professional Award recognizes the accomplishments of young professionals who contribute to the engineering profession, with a resulting impact on society.

Baumbach joined VHB upon …

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VHB Awarded Engineering Excellence Awards

WORCESTER, MA — VHB was recently awarded two Gold and one Bronze Engineering Excellence Awards from the Massachusetts Section of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). The Kelley Square Improvement project in Worcester, Massachusetts, the rehabilitation of the MBTA’s Franklin Line over the East Street Bridge in Westwood, Massachusetts, …

Governor Baker Appoints Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Board of Directors

BOSTON, MA — Governor Charlie Baker appoints the seven-member Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) Board of Directors and designated Betsy Taylor as Chair. In July, Governor Baker signed legislation that established a new, permanent board of directors for the MBTA.

“I am pleased to appoint this distinguished group that together …

Electrical Consultants Inc. Adds Pierce as Substation Manager - New England

CUMBERLAND, ME — Steve Pierce comes to Electrical Consultants Inc. (ECI) with over 35 years of experience in the electric utilities and generation industry. Most recently employed at TRC, Pierce served as the Director of Substation Engineering, leading six power sector offices containing over 150 staff members. Pierce and his …

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Closing a Critical Gap In Utility Safety: Identifying Serious Injury and Fatality Potential

Most utility companies have stepped up their safety efforts in recent years, and the decline in safety events and minor injuries provides positive proof that safety programs are an effective way to protect workers.

However, there’s a disturbing trend underlying this success: despite all the progress in worksite safety, the …

Governor McKee, Congressional Delegation, and Rhode Island DOT Break Ground for Washington Bridge North Project

PROVIDENCE, RI — Governor Dan McKee, U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, Congressman David Cicilline, and Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Director Peter Alviti, Jr. recently joined with state and local leaders to break ground on the $78-million Washington Bridge North project. It will address the structural deficiencies …

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Next Gen Demolition

A nation’s buildings stand as a visual representation of its history. In New England, that history is written in stone and red-brick facades overlooking century-old neighborhoods. Recent trends are bringing people and businesses back to these urban centers, forcing developers and city managers to find ways to reimagine spaces to …

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Terex Trucks Becomes Rokbak

Articulated hauler specialist Terex Trucks rebrands as Rokbak and announces its vision for an exciting new future. The Scottish manufacturer unveiled the new brand at a digital launch event on September 1, attended by dealers, customers, media, and Volvo Group colleagues from around the world.

Rokbak is the new name …

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The Impact of BIM on Construction Projects

BIM (building information modeling) is an intelligent 3-D model-based process that gives architecture and construction professionals the insight and tools to more efficiently plan, design, construct, and manage projects.

Forgoing the traditionally siloed architecture, engineering and construction disciplines using BIM can develop more integrated workflows to improve collaboration through the …

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Detailed Design Plans Released for Nubian Square Ascends Project in Roxbury

BOSTON, MA — Detailed design plans have been released for the Nubian Square Ascends Project in Boston’s Roxbury neighborhood. Global design firm Stantec is leading master planning and supporting the design of the project, which will transform a vacant parking lot between Washington Street and Harrison Avenue into a 365,000-square-foot …

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Shawmut Participates in 2021 Pan-Mass Challenge, Accumulating $1.7M and Counting for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

BOSTON, MA — Shawmut Design and Construction, a national construction management firm, participated in the 2021 Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC), marking the 14th consecutive year the firm has participated in the bike-a-thon to raise funds for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Once again, Team Shawmut has broken its fundraising goal, amassing more …

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Shepley Bulfinch Appoints Watson to President and CEO

BOSTON, MA — Shepley Bulfinch, a national architecture firm, announces the appointment of Angela Watson, FAIA, to President and CEO, effective immediately. Watson is a long-time Principal and Design Leader at the firm, as well as Chair of the board.

“This is an exciting day, not just for …

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Town of Brookline Celebrates Groundbreaking of Michael Driscoll Elementary School

BROOKLINE, MA — Officials from the Public Schools of Brookline, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and the Town of Brookline recently joined students, alumni, families, educators, neighbors, and representatives from Leftfield, Jonathan Levi Architects, and Gilbane Building Company to celebrate the official groundbreaking of the 155,000-square-foot Michael Driscoll Elementary …

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Baker-Polito Administration Awards $21M in Climate Change Funding to Cities and Towns

EASTHAMPTON, MA — Building on its commitment to creating a more climate change resilient Commonwealth, the Baker-Polito Administration announces $21 million in grants to cities and towns through the Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) Program, representing a doubling of the program budget since last year. To date, this brings total awards …

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SLAM Announces New Leadership Team Model for National Sports Studio

GLASTONBURY, CT — The S/L/A/M Collaborative (SLAM) announces a new leadership team model for the firm’s sports studio. Marc Clear has been named Sports Practice Leader, Dane Hawthorne has been named Sports Design Leader, Emily Burton will serve as Director of Business Development for Sports + Recreation, and Bobby Carter …

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O&G Holds Groundbreaking for Consolidated Early Learning Academy

NEW LONDON, CT — A groundbreaking was recently held to kick off the Consolidated Early Learning Academy project in New Fairfield, Connecticut. This project consists of the construction of approximately 41,000 square feet of building addition to an existing elementary school building as well as limited renovations and upgrades to …

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KBE Building Corporation Awarded 7th Safety Training Partnership from OSHA

ORANGE, CT — KBE Building Corporation recently earned its seventh Safety Training Partnership with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Hartford Area Office and the Connecticut Department of Labor Division of Occupational Safety and Health (CONN‐OSHA) On‐Site Consultation Program.

This newest partnership is underway on the Orange Senior Living …

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Tkacz to Lead HDR’s Eastern US Health Practice

RICHMOND, VA — Sandy Tkacz, AIA, ACHA, EDAC, NCARB, has been named U.S. East Region Health Director for HDR’s architecture practice. In this role, she will serve as the Health Practice Leader for the Boston, New York, Princeton, Arlington, Richmond, Philadelphia, Charlotte, Atlanta, and Tampa architecture studios to …

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Town of Southington Holds Dedication Ceremony for Upgraded WPCF

SOUTHINGTON, CT — The Town of Southington hosted a dedication ceremony for their recently upgraded Water Pollution Control Facility (WPFC). The upgrades were needed after the CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) determined that excessive amounts of phosphorous negatively affect water quality in the state’s rivers. If …

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Williams Chosen to Lead Construction Business at Burns & McDonnell

WALLINGFORD, CT — Brett Williams will take over the Construction/Design-Build (CDB) Group at Burns & McDonnell in 2022. He is a 22-year employee of the firm and has held many construction-related roles over the course of his career. Williams will replace President Randy Griffin, who is retiring at the end …

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VHB Welcomes White as Corporate Sustainability Director

WATERTOWN, MA — Andrew White joins VHB as Corporate Sustainability Director, a new position created to integrate sustainability throughout VHB’s internal operations and business practices.

White's focus will be on developing an internal sustainability program that will allow VHB to measure, report, and take action across its offices and operations …

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Horizontal Directional Drilling Operator Training Pays Dividends

For over a decade, the team at Rays Electrical Services in Elgin, Illinois has worked diligently to earn the reputation of being a quality residential and commercial electrician for the greater Chicago area. Since Ray Sakolari opened the company in 2008, he’s made a commitment to employees, customers, and family …

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Preventing Heavy Equipment Theft

Heavy equipment theft of everything from forklifts, skid steers, and trucks to bulldozers, backhoes, excavators, and wheel loaders can be a serious issue for business owners, whether at the rental yard or jobsite. Stealing batteries, catalytic converters, and entire vehicles can be a relatively low-risk, high-reward opportunity for thieves unless …

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For Workforce Wearables on Construction Sites, Comfort and Mobility Must Go Hand In Hand With Assistance

A few years ago, I worked with a warehouse stocker named John who had injured his back and was looking to get back to full duty. His job was important to him because he had a family to support, which included taking care of an adult son with special needs. …

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Gilbane Building Company Selected to Build New Elementary School in Andover

ANDOVER, MA — Gilbane Building Company has been selected to serve as construction manager for the new, 170,000-square-foot West Elementary School in Andover, Massachusetts. Designed by SMMA, with PMA Consultants (PMA) serving as owner’s project manager, the new, Net Zero Energy Ready facility will serve 130 pre-K and 925 …

Fuss & O’Neill Welcomes Lowery as Senior Project Manager

KENNEBUNK, ME — James Lowery, PE joins civil and environmental engineering firm Fuss & O’Neill as a Senior Project Manager in the firm’s Community Development Business Line. In his new position, Lowery will manage site and civil engineering projects, while drawing from his recent experience working on environmental compliance projects …

Pell Bridge in Newport, Rhode Island, Undergoes Update

NEWPORT, RI — The Pell Bridge in Newport, Rhode Island, connects the City of Newport on Aquidneck Island and the Town of Jamestown on Conanicut Island. The bridge and the associated interchange were built in the 1960s, however plans to extend the highway toward the north were canceled, leaving an …

Fernandez Holdings Acquires Nortrax Inc. and Schmidt Equipment Inc. to Become United Construction & Forestry

SCARBOROUGH, ME — Fernandez Holdings, Inc., which owns 57 John Deere Ag and Turf dealerships in the Northeast and South Central U.S., has acquired 14 John Deere Construction and Forestry stores, nine locations from Nortrax, Inc. in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and New York, and five stores in Massachusetts …

Rhode Island DOT Breaks Ground for Birch Swamp Road/Schoolhouse Road Project in Warren

WARREN, RI — The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) broke ground to start a pavement reclamation and reconstruction project for 2.6 miles along Birch Swamp Road and Schoolhouse Road in Warren. The project will be complete in December of 2022.

As part of this $6-million project, RIDOT will also …

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Chadwick-BaRoss Announces Acquisition of J.F. McDermott

WESTBROOK, ME — Chadwick-BaRoss Inc. (CBR), announces that it has completed the acquisition of J.F. McDermott Corp. (McDermott), a Whitman, Massachusetts-based distributor (since 1942) of equipment to the water and wastewater industries.

Under the announced deal, all of McDermott’s employees will be joining CBR, under the leadership of CBR President …

Construction Retrofit Opportunity

Construction professionals have a golden retrofitting opportunity as commercial facilities expand their precautions against viruses: an effective new type of “germicidal” LED fixture that can be quickly and easily installed in existing structures. This specialized, enclosed LED fixture draws in air and irradiates it with ultraviolet light (UV), significantly improving …

Safer Approaches for Excavating Around Underground Utilities

Few things bring construction projects to a sudden halt quite like the surprise discovery of a gas pipe, electrical line, sewer tile, or water pipe. While digging a trench, the backhoe crew makes an unfortunate discovery. If they’re lucky, they spot the problem before any damage is done, or are …

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Commodore Builders Appoints Three New Directors

BOSTON, MA — Commodore Builders announces that Andy Timofeev has been named Director of Business Development for the Life Sciences Group, Tima Maclaurin has been named Director of Business Development for the Institutional and Public Groups, and Carol Roby has been named as the company's first-ever Director of Learning and …

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VHB CEO Carragher Receives WTS-Boston Honorable Ray LaHood Award

BOSTON, MA — VHB’s Chief Executive Officer, Mike Carragher, has been named the winner of the 2021 Honorable Ray LaHood Award presented by the Boston chapter of the Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS). This award recognizes a male in a leadership role with an outstanding commitment to the WTS’ …

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Lee Kennedy Completes Phase One of Historic Renovation of Harvard’s Adam House

CAMBRIDGE, MA — Lee Kennedy Company recently completed the full restoration and renovation of the historic Harvard student residence, Claverly Hall, concluding the first phase of the three-phase Adams House Renewal project. Lee Kennedy is also putting the final touches on Apthorp House, a residence built before the American Revolution …

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Manhattan Construction Company Announces the Promotion of Cuddihee to Senior Vice President of Field Operations

DALLAS, TX — Manhattan Construction Company, a national construction services firm, announces the promotion of Jim Cuddihee to Senior Vice President of Field Operations. Cuddihee will provide executive oversight of the company's safety and quality programs, project team performance, project management, and craft education programs. Cuddihee previously served as …

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Commodore Builders and Walsh Brothers, Incorporated to Manage Holyoke Soldiers’ Home Project

HOLYOKE, MA — Commodore Builders and Walsh Brothers, Incorporated announce the Commodore Walsh Holyoke Joint Venture has been selected to oversee planning for the new Holyoke Soldiers’ Home. The project is intended to replace the current Holyoke Soldiers’ Home with a long-term care facility and campus framework for the Commonwealth’s …

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Optimizing Self-Cleaning Screen Media to Reduce Blinding and Plugging

In the aggregate industry, efficient screening is critical to achieve not only high production but also accurately sized product for particular applications and projects. However, two of the most common production bottlenecks – screen blinding and plugging – must be minimized to run an effective, profitable operation.

Blinding occurs when …

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Curry Supply Co. Hires Rearick as Regional Sales Manager

MARTINSBURG, PA — Curry Supply Company announces that it has welcomed Christopher Rearick on board as a Sales Manager in the Northeast region. Rearick is a sales veteran who will be responsible for the distribution and sales of Curry Supply’s products and services throughout the Northeast.

Within his day-to-day operations, …

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Liebherr USA, Co. Announces Friedrich as New Managing Director

NEWPORT NEWS, VA — Liebherr welcomes Kai Friedrich as Managing Director of Liebherr USA, Co. and Divisional Director of Construction Equipment.

In his role as Managing Director, he will provide leadership and guidance necessary to oversee and implement the corporate and strategic plans for the nine product segments under Liebherr …

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Shawmut Celebrates Topping-Off of HMTX Industries’ New World Headquarters in Norwalk, Connecticut

NORWALK, CT — Shawmut Design and Construction, a $1.5-billion national construction management firm, recently celebrated the topping-off of HMTX Industries’ new world headquarters in Norwalk, Connecticut. The four-story, 24,000-square-foot project is on track to become the greenest building in the state, with completion slated for 2022.

“This is an …

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Rokbak Revealed: The New Name for Terex Trucks

Rokbak is the new name for Terex Trucks, with the new brand representing the continuation of its strong hauling heritage with a future-focused vision. Throughout the last four decades, the company has never wavered in its promise to customers to deliver powerful and reliable articulated haulers — and that …

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Griffin Electric Executes Improvements to Athletic Facilities at UConn

STORRS, CT — Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc. (Griffin Electric), an electrical subcontractor throughout New England and the Southeast for over four decades, recently completed work on UConn’s Athletic District Development in Storrs, Connecticut. Spanning 23 acres, the project involved renovations to some of the aging facilities on campus, specifically …

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O&G Named Construction Manager for Torrington High School Construction

TORRINGTON, CT — O&G Industries (O&G) has been selected as the construction manager for the $159-million Torrington High School construction project.

Kicking off in May of 2022, the project includes the construction of a new over 300,000-square-foot middle-high school facility that will include new athletic fields, separate academic areas for …

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How Innovative Technology Can Support the Response to the Infrastructure Damage Caused by Wildfires

As California concludes another hot, dry summer, the state faced another historic wildfire season. Not only are residents subject to unhealthy levels of smoke and significant property destruction as a result of the wildfires, but they must also face damage to public infrastructure caused by the fires or other related …

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Heavy Equipment Dealers Increase Profitability with GPS Tracking

Heavy equipment dealers’ profitability depends on efficiently renting out their assets and keeping it in good working order for the long term, whether that involves tractor trailers, semi-trailers, or moving trailers; buses or RVs; backhoes, bulldozers, cranes, excavators, scrapers, graders, dump trucks, or all-terrain forklifts.

To maximize profitability, dealers need …

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Why Smart Roads are Just as Important as Autonomous Vehicles

There’s no doubt that self-driving cars, or autonomous vehicles (AVs), are much safer than the average person-manned vehicle. In fact, more than 90 percent of serious crashes are due to human error, which means autonomous vehicles have the potential to significantly reduce the number of collisions and save lives.

However, …

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Weekly News and Year-Round Value

When David Gordon joined the Independent Equipment Dealers Association (IEDA) as Executive Director in December 2020, he focused on one main goal.

“As we continue to grow our membership, we have to continue providing year-round value,” he said. “Our mission is to help our members be more profitable and successful …

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BIM Industry Standards Create Predictability and Cost Efficiency

The adoption of technology in the construction industry in 2020 hit a record high, outpacing even the most aggressive forecasts and there are no signs of this momentum slowing. In fact, the annual Global BIM Industry Report has projected the global building information modeling (BIM) market will grow from $4.5 …

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CTS Maintenance Tips to Extend Equipment Life

Landscapers and dedicated green industry professionals know that the key to success lies in their machines. Whether operating a ride-on trencher or walk-behind machine, it’s the performance parts – the chain, teeth and sprockets (CTS) – that often determine the productivity of an operation. In other words, when faced with …

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Six Tips for Selecting the Right Traveling Axle Trailer

Finding a level surface with plenty of room to load a trailer on today’s congested jobsite is challenging. Towing and recovery operators have it even worse – struggling to move dead equipment, often singlehandedly, while also contending with traffic, poor visibility and soft shoulders. Operators in the towing and recovery, …

Massachusetts Governor Announces Appointment of Tesler as Transportation Secretary

BOSTON, MA — Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito announce the appointment of Jamey L. Tesler as Secretary of Transportation and CEO of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT). Tesler has served as Acting Secretary since January, when he was appointed to replace former Secretary Stephanie Pollack after …

VHB Wins Three ACEC of Vermont Engineering Excellence Awards

MONTPELIER, VT — VHB was awarded three of the 10 awards given at the 2021 American Council of Engineering Companies of Vermont’s (ACEC/VT’s) Engineering Excellence Awards Celebration. The annual awards honor engineering projects that demonstrate exceptional innovation, complexity, achievement, and value. Of the projects submitted, VHB was recognized with …

Governor McKee, Congressional Delegation, and Rhode Island DOT Break Ground for Newport Pell Bridge Ramps Phase 2 Project

NEWPORT, RI — Governor Dan McKee, U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, Congressman David Cicilline, and Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Acting Administrator of Project Management Lori Fisette recently joined with state and local leaders to break ground for the Pell Bridge Ramps Phase 2 project, which will …

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Budgeting Ahead for Safety is Critically Important

When companies try to predict costs for projects, they tend to concentrate on visible items such as materials. All too often, less tangible items – such as worker safety – become an afterthought and may not be budgeted adequately.

There are two primary ways in which safety affects the bottom …

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USGBC Honors Projects in Massachusetts with 2021 Leadership Awards

BOSTON, MA — During the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) Live virtual conference, USGBC Leadership Awards were given to leaders around the world who are creating the next generation of sustainable, healthy, equitable, and resilient buildings, cities, and communities. The following are recipients in the New England Construction area: …

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SLAM Healthcare Welcomes Lam to the Boston Team

BOSTON, MA — Thomas “Tom” Lam, AIA, LEED AP, joins The S/L/A/M Collaborative (SLAM) as an Associate Principal and Healthcare Practice Leader for the firm’s Boston office, overseeing the firm’s healthcare practice from planning and design through construction for clients throughout the Northeast, with a focus on greater Boston. …

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Shawmut Design and Construction Completes $120M Renovation of Smith College’s Neilson Library

NORTHAMPTON, MA — Shawmut Design and Construction, a national construction management firm, announces that it has completed a renovation and expansion to the historic Neilson Library at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. The project, which broke ground in 2017, represents the college’s largest capital project of the decade.

In …

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Final Phase of Narragansett Bay Combined Sewer Overflow Program Breaks Ground

PROVIDENCE, RI — Construction has kicked off for the final phase of the Narragansett Bay Commission’s (NBC) Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Program, which is expected to reduce overflow volumes by 98 percent and treat stormwater before it flows into the Narragansett Bay. The program will also reduce the closure frequency …

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Robert Street Bridge Replacement Improves Safety and Efficiency while Planning for Future Expansion

ROSLINDALE, MA — The Robert Street Bridge located in Roslindale, Massachusetts, has undergone a comprehensive replacement effort following recent inspection reports confirming the structure was approaching the end of its useful life. Constructed in 1898 and having undergone a previous rehabilitation in 1985, the bridge has served the public well …

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PCA-Designed Tuscan Village Celebrates its Grand Opening as Mixed-Use Destination

SALEM, NH — Debuting on the 170-acre site of a former racetrack in Salem, New Hampshire, Tuscan Village recently celebrated the grand opening of the latest phase of its 3.8-million-square-foot development, designed by Cambridge-based architects PCA as a shop, dine, live, work, stay, and play destination.

Partnering with Tuscan Brands …

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City of Somerville Unveils Preliminary Plans for Stantec-Designed Approach to Stormwater Management

SOMERVILLE, MA — The City of Somerville, located north of Boston, has unveiled preliminary plans for the Poplar Street Pump Station Project, an approach to stormwater management that relieves historical flooding exacerbated by climate change and modernizes operation and maintenance of the city’s new stormwater system. The city selected global …

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MBTA Leverages Alternative Delivery for Bridge Bundle Replacement to Modernize the Transit Infrastructure

WATERTOWN, MA — As part of the $8-billion five-year Capital Investment Plan aimed at modernizing infrastructure, improving accessibility, and providing safer transit within the Commonwealth, the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA) has begun the replacement of six bridges along its Framingham/Worcester, Lowell, Haverhill, and Newburyport/Rockport commuter rail lines.

The Bacon …

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Electrical Safety Awareness for Non-Electrical Contractors

Electrical safety awareness isn’t just for electricians. Believe it or not, non-electrical workers actually run the largest exposure to electrical hazards. Without the electrical training that licensed electrical professionals receive, one careless mistake can turn into a big accident – or worse.

By paying attention to the small details, you …

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The Risks of Not Knowing Who’s On Your Job Site

The pandemic has driven general contractors (GCs) to diligently record who is at their job sites and headquarters. This primarily includes workers, subcontractors, developers, realtors, and property managers. With so many different people coming onto a job site and staying anywhere from 30 minutes to several weeks or months, it …

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The Simple Keys to Vacuum Excavation Success

Vacuum excavators are one of the fastest growing machine segments in the underground construction industry. Originally popularized by their role in daylighting existing utilities on directional drilling jobs, these machines are now being used for irrigation installation, landscaping, and even nursery tasks.

One reason for this growth is that vacuum …

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Tier 3 Nozzles Optimize Sewer Crew Efficiency and Profitability

For contractors responsible for sewer, storm and sanitary line cleaning, hose nozzles are an essential tool that directs pressurized water to clear out obstructions such as silt, sludge, grease, mineral buildup, and tree roots as part of required maintenance or to prepare pipes for re-lining. In this way, the nozzle …

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Instant Concrete Moisture Measurement Ensures Construction Quality and Speed

In the construction industry, the quality of cast-in-place concrete foundations, superstructure, slabs, stairs, and architectural features, along with the speed of project completion, can largely depend on getting moisture measurement right – and the same is true with the masonry mortar used to build brick, block, or stone walls.

Water …

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Proper Care Pays Off Over Time

It’s become a fact of life: When you need to work for extended periods of time in high, hard-to-reach places, you turn to mobile elevated work platforms, or MEWPs (also known as aerial work platforms). Over the years, two of the most popular MEWPs – scissor lifts and boom lifts …

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Integrated Precision

Hitachi continues to provide customers with efficient, reliable and durable equipment featuring advanced technology – the newest being factory-integrated Solution Linkage 2D and 3D Grade Control.

“We gave a sneak peek of Hitachi’s grade control technology at CONEXPO-CON/AGG last year,” said Justin Steger, Solutions Marketing Manager, Site Development and …

Connecticut Governor Applauds Unified Northeast Corridor's Rail Plan: CONNECT NEC 2035

HARTFORD, CT — Governor Ned Lamont is praising the multi-state, multi-agency rail infrastructure plan CONNECT NEC 2035 (C35) that was released by the Northeast Corridor (NEC) Commission. The governor said that C35 is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to replace aging bridges and tunnels, add rail capacity, improve performance, and enhance …

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SmithGroup Boston Office Moves to the Seaport District

BOSTON, MA — The Boston office of SmithGroup, an integrated design firm, has relocated to the LEED Platinum 101 Seaport Building in the city's burgeoning Seaport District. The new 11,500-square-foot office space overlooks the redeveloping neighborhood framed by views of the Boston Harbor.

While the pandemic forced many organizations …

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Project in Connecticut Wins Project of the Year Award from SEAA

BRIDGEPORT, CT — A project in Bridgeport, Connecticut, has been named a recipient in the annual Project of the Year awards by the Steel Erectors Association of America (SEAA). One winner was selected in each of four categories based on the dollar amount of the erection contract. Honorable Mention awards …

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O&G Industries Breaks Ground on Brookfield Elementary School

BROOKFIELD, CT — A groundbreaking was recently held to kick off the Huckleberry Hill Elementary School project in Brookfield, Connecticut.

The project includes the construction of a new 158,000-square-foot early learning and elementary school facility, followed by abatement and demolition of the existing school building. The new campus will include …

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Nauset Begins Construction on Chestnut Hill Mixed-Use Development

BROOKLINE, MA — Demolition is complete and foundation work is underway as Nauset Construction begins the transformation of the site of a former gas station into 50 luxury apartments above 6,500 square feet of ground floor retail space for owner Chestnut Hill Investments, LLC. Located at the corner of …

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Beauvais Joins HDR as Multidisciplinary Community Planning Resiliency Lead

CAMBRIDGE, MA — Nathalie Beauvais, APA, AIA International Associate, LEED AP, joins HDR as a Community Planning Resiliency Lead. Beauvais will provide climate change planning and resiliency leadership across markets to help clients develop more resilient projects.

As a technical expert and climate lead, Beauvais will assist HDR teams …

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Shawmut Begins Build of HMTX Industries’ New World Headquarters in Norwalk, Connecticut

HARTFORD, CT — Shawmut Design and Construction, a national construction management firm, announces that it has broken ground on the new world headquarters for HMTX Industries, a global new materials flooring company, in Norwalk, Connecticut. The four-story, 24,000-square-foot project is on track to become the greenest building in …

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The Former Lakeville State Hospital Site Moves Forward in Revitalization

LAKEVILLE, MA — The former Lakeville State Hospital in Lakeville, Massachusetts, closed its doors in 1992 after more than 72 years in operation. Once self-sufficient and well-equipped with staff housing and on-site farms for food production, the hospital occupied a sprawling campus that today remains a mostly vacant property.

Rhino …

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Terramac Expands Dealer Network with Alta Equipment Company Partnership

NEW YORK, NY — Terramac, a manufacturer of rubber track crawler carriers, continues to expand representation in the North American market by adding Alta Equipment Company to its growing dealer network. Alta Equipment Company in the Northeast, is a heavy equipment provider with over 50 years of experience serving …

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Making the Right Choice with Terex Trucks

Terex Trucks comes from a strong hauling heritage: with over 70 years of experience in building robust, reliable and tough articulated haulers, the Motherwell, Scotland-based manufacturer knows how to design machines that are trusted by customers to deliver a powerful performance in all conditions. Its two models, the 30.9-ton payload …

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Thunder Creek Fueling Efficiency in the Big Woods for H2Dig LLC

Tucked away amongst wide swaths of agricultural fields and small, rural communities the Big Woods private waterfowl preserve is being developed by H2Dig LLC. The company specializes in premium outdoor recreational development and oftentimes is working in remote areas without great access to service stations, fuel, or equipment maintenance …

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IEDA Welcomes Phelan as New Marketing Director

WESTCHESTER, IL — The Independent Equipment Dealers Association (IEDA) hires Kim Phelan as its new Marketing Director. An association publishing professional, Phelan has a history in the construction equipment industry and the rental business. For 15 years, she has created or curated written and live content on business subjects ranging …

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Why Tank Chances?

Water is an essential component of any construction or roadbuilding project. From dust control to site prep and compaction, thousands of gallons of water are required every day. How it is hauled and applied can significantly impact overall productivity and safety. Though water tanks appear basic, certain factors can have …

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Hooklift vs Cable Hoist, What’s the Best Choice for Me?

When it comes to loading containers or truck bodies onto a truck chassis, regions around the world have traditionally opted for different equipment. The North American waste and recycling market usually favors the cable hoist, while the hooklift has been more prominent internationally.

One trend that all customers are impacted …

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NETA Shares Outlook for the Work Truck Industry

The work truck industry includes some of the largest motor vehicle businesses in the world supplying truck chassis (incomplete vehicles) that will be completed by upfitters, using specialized bodies and equipment. These companies are all part of the complex process of producing work trucks, which starts with vocational fleets ordering …

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Succeeding with Standardization

For fleet owners looking to standardize their operation, selecting a trailer manufacturer might feel more like picking a favorite sports team than a strategic move to maximize hauling equipment investments. To some extent, it is. Teams with dedicated fans play smart and deliver results year after year. Similarly, original equipment …

Safety When Working On Geothermal Energy Projects

As debates about global warming get more intense and energy prices climb, there is growing interest in the advantages of geothermal energy. Such energy involves using heat generated by the Earth itself to condition spaces and generate electricity. While geothermal energy has not caught on in a big way in …

McElroy Adds New Fusion Equipment Distributor in the Northeast

SPRINGFIELD, MA — F.W. Webb Company is McElroy's newest distributor to serve pipe fusion machine customers along the East Coast. The company has several locations and its Springfield, Massachusetts, location will serve as the main hub for McElroy machine sales.

“This is a very exciting time for McElroy. Not …

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CBT Wins Rethinking the Future Award

BOSTON, MA — A CBT project has been honored with a 2021 Rethinking the Future Award. A competitive, international showcase of innovation and future-ready ideas, this program recognizes creative excellence and inspiring architecture and design from around the globe. Selected from more than 1,400 submissions from more than 50 countries, …

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Meridian Associates Bolsters Engineering Team with the Appointment of Clarke as Senior Project Manager

BOSTON, MA — Meridian Associates, Inc., a regional civil engineering, land surveying, and landscape architecture firm specializing in land planning, site and infrastructure design, Laser/LiDAR scanning, and renewable energy development, announces the appointment of Andrew Clarke as Senior Project Manager for the company’s real estate development and community bike …

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Shawmut Design and Construction Celebrates 12th Annual Safety Week in Boston and Beyond

BOSTON, MA — Shawmut Design and Construction, a national construction management firm, recently hosted its 12th annual Safety Week with a hybrid of in-person and virtual trainings that focused on ensuring the safety of everyone in the Shawmut network, extending beyond the jobsite to reach families and the local …

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Construction Begins on Center for Arctic Studies and Mills Hall at Bowdoin College

BRUNSWICK, ME — Construction has begun on the John and Lile Gibbons Center for Arctic Studies and Barry Mills Hall academic building at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine.

Designed by HGA, the 46,000-square-foot, two-building project includes a new home for the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and an academic and event …

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MIT.nano Wins Sustainable Design Award

CAMBRIDGE, MA — HGA has won an American Institute of Architects (AIA) Committee on the Environment COTE Top Ten Award — the design industry’s highest honor — for MIT.nano at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge. The COTE Top Ten Awards program recognizes projects for their significant achievements in …

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SLAM Promotes Three in Construction Services Division

GLASTONBURY, CT — S/L/A/M Construction Services (SLAM CS) announces the promotions of Nate Bernier, LEED AP to Chief Estimator, Chris Candee to Project Manager, and Ryan Gothers to Assistant Superintendent.

Bernier joined SLAM CS as a Senior Estimator in 2016. He is currently a Senior Associate of the firm. He …

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Heavy Equipment Underground Waste Disposal Systems

Heavy equipment dealers, rental companies, and service centers with underground waste disposal systems – floor drains or sinks in service bays that connect to a septic system or dry well (i.e.- catch basins) – are regulated by the EPA.

During normal vehicle repair and maintenance, fluids such as engine oil, …

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Utility Inspection Systems and Their Benefits

It is obvious that knowing the condition of underground sewer and water infrastructure is necessary to properly maintain essential services, and today’s CCTV (closed circuit television) inspection systems visually identify structural and maintenance issues like cracks, broken or collapsed pipe, infiltration, grease, and roots, as well as other issues.

Mainline …

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US Navy’s Naval Facilities Engineering Command Selects Stantec for Large Waterfront Project Support

KITTERY, ME — The U.S. Navy’s Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Mid-Atlantic has selected global design firm Stantec to lead multidiscipline architect‐engineer services as part of a five-year, $60-million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract. Through this IDIQ contract, Stantec will support the planning, design, construction, and renovation of large waterfront …

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Im Named One of the American Water Works Association’s 5 Under 35

MANCHESTER, NH — CDM Smith congratulates Jihyon (Ji) Im, PE on being named one of the inaugural 5 Under 35 - Outstanding Young Professional Awards by the American Water Works Association (AWWA). This award recognizes and honors young professional (YP) AWWA members who have demonstrated outstanding service through leadership and …

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Congressionally Requested Report Finds That Most of Interstate System Needs to be Reconstructed and Modernized, Requiring More Than a Doubling of Current Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. — As the U.S. Interstate Highway System reaches 65 years old, it is congested, carries significant levels of travel — particularly by large trucks — and lacks adequate funding to make needed repairs and improvements. America’s most critical transportation link will need to be rebuilt and expanded to …

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VHB’s Avery Joins MACC Board of Directors

WATERTOWN, MA — Meredith Avery, Director of Natural Sciences in VHB’s Watertown, Massachusetts, office, was recently appointed to the Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissions (MACC) Board of Directors. MACC is a statewide nonprofit organization committed to protecting wetlands, open space, and biological diversity through education and advocacy.

Avery …

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Goff Joins VHB as Senior Active Transportation Planner

WATERTOWN, MA — VHB welcomes Phil Goff, Senior Active Transportation Planner, to its Massachusetts Transportation practice and the New England markets.

Goff has more than 20 years of experience in transportation planning, and a passion for making communities more sustainable, accessible, and lively — using his design, planning, and …

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Shawmut Design and Construction to Build Nine-Story Education and Research Building at UMass Medical School

WORCESTER, MA — Shawmut Design and Construction, a national construction management firm, announces that it has been selected to build the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s New Education and Research Building, a nine-story biomedical research and education facility to support laboratory research growth and acceleration into new therapeutics for …

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Vacuum Excavators Help Maryville Municipality Expand and Maintain Its Underground Infrastructure

Nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, the City of Maryville, a suburb of Knoxville, Tennessee, is going through a growth spurt. With a population of nearly 30,000 people and climbing, the town has experienced a big spike in utility development within the last two to three years. …

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Cutting Inefficiency, Not Corners

Demolition, like every industry, is constantly evolving. To keep ahead of the curve, contractors seek out the machines and methods that increase productivity while decreasing the physical toll on workers.

Concrete sawing is viable option for fast, effective removal. However, savvy contractors are finding that adding remote-control demolition robots to …

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Improving Efficiency in Roadbuilding

Let’s face it, road widening, aggregate placement, backfilling, and other road construction tasks have always been messy, backbreaking operations. Busy road construction seasons, limited budgets, and a number of other elements have constrained equipment innovation for decades. This has left road crews in the dust, relying heavily on traditional methods …

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Eight Factors to Consider When Selecting an Exosuit for Your Workers

A construction site can be a bad back waiting to happen.

Whether it’s a brick mason, concrete finisher, roofer, or any other necessary occupation for a job site, workers are at risk of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) because of the nature of the job – the awkward postures, repetitive lifting, …

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Top Three Technologies That Drive Preconstruction and Streamline the Build

There’s been considerable excitement and energy around machine control and autonomous operations in the construction space in recent years. And rightfully so – big machines that can grade a site to centimeter tolerances on the first go without operator assistance is worthy of celebration.

But what about the tools and …

Maine Governor Presents Economics Bond Package Aimed at Fixing Roads and Bridges and Land Conservation

AUGUSTA, ME — Governor Janet Mills presents a bond proposal aimed at rebuilding Maine’s transportation system and conserving lands and waters. The proposal dedicates $100 million to maintain and upgrade Maine’s transportation system through the Maine Department of Transportation (MaineDOT), and it also dedicates $40 million over four years to …

MIT’s Volpe Redevelopment Begins Next Phase

CAMBRIDGE, MA — Several years in the making, MIT submitted a special permit application to the City of Cambridge, Massachusetts, as it launches into the next phase in the transformation of the Volpe property located in Kendall Square. MIT has teamed with VHB to provide transportation and civil engineering services …

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Komatsu Introduces Expanded Range of Hydraulic Breakers

CHICAGO, IL — Looking for a hydraulic breaker attachment that is simple to use, powerful, and compatible with your Komatsu excavator? Take a look at the high-performance efficiency and unique variable energy technology incorporated into Komatsu’s expanded line of JTHB-G and JMHB-H hydraulic breakers.

Designed and tested for compatibility with …

Iowa Mold Tooling Celebrates 60 Years

GARNER, IA — Iowa Mold Tooling Co., Inc. (IMT), an Oshkosh Corporation company, is commemorating its 60th anniversary by celebrating its team members and the local community.

IMT products have now been a part of the building supply, construction, tire service, public works, mining, railroad, rental, and propane markets for …

PC Construction Elects Usifer to Board of Directors

SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT — The employee owners of PC Construction announce that Maureen Usifer of Colchester, Vermont, has been elected to the company’s six-member Board of Directors. Usifer is the first woman to join the board. Usifer joins a growing number of women in leadership at the South Burlington-based construction …

PC Construction Pledges $60,000 to Fight Hunger

SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT — The employee-owners of PC Construction have prioritized hunger relief in their corporate giving, announcing that the company will give a total of $60,000 to hunger-fighting organizations in 2021.

The company also gave to hunger relief in 2020, as the number of Vermont families struggling with food …

Connecticut DOT Announces Upcoming Infrastructure Improvements on the Waterbury Branch

WATERBURY, CT — The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) announces the continuation of infrastructure improvements on the Waterbury Branch this spring and summer, requiring substitute bus service to replace train service. This work builds on the successful 2020 construction program that accelerated construction of the new Waterbury Branch signal system …

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Terex Trucks Articulated Haulers Are Strong Performance for Recycling Centers

As the circular economy ramps up, waste management facilities are gaining in importance. To optimize their operations, these sites need productive, cost-efficient machinery. Delivering high performance, fuel efficiency and excellent productivity, Terex Trucks articulated haulers are well-suited to meet the demands of recycling and resource management facilities.

Every year, Terex …

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Former Boston Mayor Tours Shawmut Design and Construction's City Hall Plaza Project Site

BOSTON, MA — Former Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and Chief of Operations, Pat Brophy, recently visited the City Hall Plaza construction site, accompanied by representatives from the Shawmut construction team.

Joined by members of the construction team, Walsh discussed ways in which team members have prioritized safety while on site. …

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Harris Joins VHB as Senior Project Manager/Senior Geologist

HARTFORD, CT — VHB welcomes Andrew Harris, PG, LEP, as Senior Project Manager/Senior Geologist for the Connecticut Site Investigation & Remediation (SI&R) practice and the Southern New England markets.

Harris brings experience working with industrial and commercial clients to assess and remediate brownfield and legacy properties across the Upper …

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Monroe Tractor Celebrates 70 Years of Business

HENRIETTA, NY — It all started in May of 1951 in a 30 by 40-foot cinder block building in Henrietta, New York. When Monroe Tractor’s Founder, Henry Hansen and wife Dorothy Hansen opened the doors to their family’s Case agriculture dealership they had a mission: “Where courtesy dwells, service …

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Griffin Electric Encourages Women to Take the Driver's Seat

HOLLISTON, MA — An electrical subcontractor throughout New England and the Southeast, Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc. encourages each employee to be in the driver’s seat of his or her career. For over four decades and throughout all levels of the company, women have played an important role at Griffin …

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Pivotal Machines

Skid steer and compact track loaders are pivotal machines on any jobsite, offering compact convenience and robust power to operators of all skill levels. With the ability to tackle a variety of jobs and applications, adding the versatility of an attachment can make all the difference in the capabilities of …

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Hitachi Construction Machinery Announces Two New Programs to Increase Productivity

Hitachi Construction Machinery recently announced two new programs aimed to help customers increase productivity and cost-savings. Dedicated to providing customers with efficient, reliable, and durable machines, Hitachi Construction continues to provide the latest technology and product offerings to help customers get the most out of their Hitachi machines.

Grade Control …
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Turn One Machine into a Multi-faceted Workhorse with Stand-on Skid Steer Attachments

As we transition into the warmer months, demand for a variety of landscape, hardscape, tree care, utility installation, and overall construction-grade tasks begin to rise. While stand-on skid steers have been used primarily as loaders in the past, they are becoming more popular in a wider array of jobs in …

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Six Tips to Optimize Compact Track Loader Forestry Performance

Spring is just around the corner and that means land clearing contractors will be out in full force. While many jobs can be fulfilled using a standard compact track loader (CTL) with a simple bucket, overgrown areas with thick brush and trees require heavier-duty forestry attachments. And powering these attachments …

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Big Iron, Attachments, and Technology Come of Age

For many highway and heavy contractors, it’s not only the machines used on-site that drive project productivity – it’s also the attachments.

From buckets, hammers, and cutters to rippers, brooms, and grabbers, these heavy equipment accessories are designed to enhance the use of big (and little) iron while driving productivity …

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United Construction & Forestry
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Schmidt Equipment Continues Long History of Helping Customers with Their Attachment Needs

Sixty-five years ago, when Roger Schmidt founded Schmidt Equipment, Inc. he coined the phrase, “Work hard. Take good care of our customers. Success will follow.”

Success did follow and today this family-owned business, who has always lived by Roger’s philosophy, has grown to more than 140 employees housed in five …

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New Hampshire Hydraulics, Inc. Finds Success in Repairing and Rebuilding Attachments with Superior Skill

While this past year has been challenging for many, business at New Hampshire Hydraulics, Inc. has never been better.

“When COVID-19 first hit, we saw a little bit of hesitancy and then business boomed,” said Kevin Peverly, Sales Manager, who has been with the company for 32 years. “We …

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The Right Attachment for the Job

Telehandlers are a popular choice for a wide range of material handling applications on job sites due to the variety of attachments they can be equipped with. The versatility of these machines allows operators the ability to perform a variety of job site tasks. Unlike forklifts, which rely on a …

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Rise of the Machines

Change has always been a constant in the construction and demolition industry. Contractors, workers and project managers pushing for safer, more productive solutions have transformed the modern jobsite from a buzzing hive that relied predominantly on manual labor to a streamlined operation dominated by hard-hitting machines.

In today’s competitive market, …

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Equipment Evolution

Demolition and recycling equipment is evolving and is going to change quickly in the next five to 10 years. Manufacturers are leading this effort with input from their customers.

Advances are happening in wireless technology, microchips, machine learning, artificial intelligence, automation, cameras, sensors, touch screens, and batteries. These technologies are …

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The Sound of Silence

Like the air we breathe, sound is an important, yet often overlooked, part of our daily lives. And, just as air quality and its effects on health have become an important part of the safety conversation, the negative effects of sound exposure on employees and the public are a growing …

MaineDOT Awards Construction Contract for Madawaska-Edmundston International Bridge Project

AUGUSTA, ME — The Maine Department of Transportation (MaineDOT) has awarded the construction contract for the Madawaska-Edmundston International Bridge Project to Reed & Reed, Inc. of Woolwich. The construction phase of this project is the result of a productive collaboration between MaineDOT and the New Brunswick Department of Transportation and …

Getting on Top of Tower Safety

Communications towers have long been a part of the landscape, but if you think you’re seeing many more of them, you’re not mistaken. The rapidly increasing demand for wireless communication and private communication networks has triggered a significant increase in the construction of towers.

The growing presence of towers means …

National Trench Safety to Merge with Trench Plate Rental Company

HOUSTON, TX — National Trench Safety (NTS) and Trench Plate Rental Company (TPRC), two pure-play providers of trench safety solutions in the U.S., announce that they have entered into a definitive agreement to merge. The combined company will be majority-owned by Tailwind Capital. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. …

Equipment Manufacturers Report Positive Outlook for 2021

MILWAUKEE, WI — As the industry emerges from a full year under the COVID-19 cloud, a clear majority (88 percent) of equipment manufacturers report a positive outlook for 2021, according to a new survey released by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. More than half (55 percent) of the respondents …

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Massachusetts DOT Highlights Operational and Safety Improvements at Route 128/Interstate 95 Interchange Ramp and Roadways

WALTHAM — The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) in conjunction with Boston Properties announces that new operational and safety improvement modifications have been implemented at the Route 128/Interstate 95 Interchange 43A (Old Exit 27A)/Third Avenue ramp in Waltham. The purpose of this transportation improvement project was to redesign the heavily …

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MCRE Partners Purchases 110 Chauncy Street in Boston as Sasaki Signs 16-Year Lease Agreement

BOSTON, MA — MC Real Estate Partners LLC (MCRE), together with a private capital partner, has acquired a historically authentic 76,000-square-foot building at 110 Chauncy Street in downtown Boston from private owners and simultaneously completed a long-term lease agreement with global design firm Sasaki for the majority of the building’s …

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SmithGroup Promotes Brumbach to Lead Boston Health Studio

BOSTON, MA — SmithGroup, an integrated design firm, has elevated experienced Health Care Architect Andrew Brumbach to lead the health care studio in its Boston office. In this role, he will lead an expert team in the delivery of integrated strategic, planning, and design solutions for health systems throughout …

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Roger Williams University, Shawmut Launch Education-to-Career Pipeline to Diversify the Construction and Engineering Industries

BRISTOL, RI — With the goal of expanding and diversifying the talent pipeline within the construction and engineering industries, Roger Williams University (RWU) and Shawmut Design and Construction are launching a partnership to develop talented underrepresented students majoring in engineering and construction management.

The university and construction management firm announce …

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Sasaki Expands its K-12 Practice with Public K-8 School Project

BROOKLINE, MA — Sasaki announces that the company will be providing interdisciplinary expertise on its first-ever public K-8 school project. Sasaki’s prior campus architecture work spans a variety of scales, typologies, and client types, and the company is thrilled to be given the opportunity to take on a Boston-area public …

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Five Tips for Maintaining Low-Level Access Mobile Elevating Work Platforms

Even though preventive maintenance can be the single most crucial factor in keeping an equipment fleet operating in peak condition, while lowering a machine’s total cost of ownership, it is easy to have an “if it isn’t broke, don’t fix it” mentality. Especially in lean years, maximizing each piece of …

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Griffin Electric Celebrates Inaugural Graduating Class of Wentworth Associate's Degree Program

HOLLISTON, MA — Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc. (Griffin Electric) recently held a breakfast graduation celebration for 12 of its employees, who finished their final classes and completed the requirements for their Associate of Applied Science in engineering technology degree from Wentworth Institute of Technology (Wentworth). An electrical subcontractor throughout …

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Tsurumi Pump Helps Bring Arts Building to Life in Massachusetts

ORLEANS, MA — Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, it has been no surprise that performing arts have taken a backseat in global priorities. But with the help of Tsurumi Pump, a new arts center in New England has managed to take shape and overcome the challenges the pandemic has …

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Digital Solutions Leader Ray Joins CDM Smith

PROVIDENCE, RI — CDM Smith welcomes Rajan (Raj) Ray to the firm as Global Strategy Lead for Digital Solutions. Ray has two decades of experience in the development and implementation of advanced digital solutions in the water industry, and will use his expertise to drive the strategic growth of CDM …

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Performance-Based Smoke Detection Reduces Cost and Enhances Safety

Today, the owners of a growing number of non-standard building designs like museums, arenas, stadiums and structures with atria or large open spaces are turning to performance-based design for substantial cost savings and enhanced safety while maintaining architectural concerns.

As an International Code Council (ICC) accepted alternative, performance-based design allows …

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Getting the Most From Compact Track Loaders

Compact track loaders are an increasingly vital part of contractors’ businesses. The sheer versatility of these machines allows them to thrive in a variety of working conditions, and – thanks in part to growing attachment diversity – CTLs can be used for more applications than ever. A strategic purchase of …

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Getting the Most From Compact Track Loaders

Compact track loaders are an increasingly vital part of contractors’ businesses. The sheer versatility of these machines allows them to thrive in a variety of working conditions, and – thanks in part to growing attachment diversity – CTLs can be used for more applications than ever. A strategic purchase of …

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Enhancing Safety in the Heavy Equipment Rental Industry

Renting heavy machinery has become increasingly popular in the construction and mining industries with many companies now opting to rent instead of purchase equipment. In fact, market analysts predict that the heavy equipment rental industry is set to grow by 11 percent over the next three years as construction companies …

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Enhancing Safety in the Heavy Equipment Rental Industry

Renting heavy machinery has become increasingly popular in the construction and mining industries with many companies now opting to rent instead of purchase equipment. In fact, market analysts predict that the heavy equipment rental industry is set to grow by 11 percent over the next three years as construction companies …

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How to Maximize Bridge Repair Productivity with Hydrodemolition Attachments

For decades, road and bridge repair contractors have relied on the power and precision of hydrodemolition robots to increase efficiency for concrete removal and surface preparation applications. Traditional methods of bridge deck repair took hours of manual labor using handheld water jetting equipment or handheld pneumatic tools. By switching to …

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Towers of Tomorrow

Despite COVID-19’s tumultuous toll on urban living, there will come a day when normalcy returns to large metropolitan areas. Human beings are resilient; they will continue to work, learn, live, and play following economic downturns and unprecedented times that temporarily rid cities of normal activity. Downtowns have a future, and …

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Using Technology to Solidify a Unified Team Culture in 2021

Whether it’s on the front lines of a battlefield, a supply chain or a construction site, culture is a fundamental aspect of human existence. Culture keeps us bonded to groups of people – whether it’s within the context of our families, our communities or even our workplaces – and allows …

City and State Agencies Announce Kosciuszko Circle/Morrissey Boulevard Planning Study to Improve Mobility and Climate Resiliency

BOSTON, MA — The City of Boston, Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA), Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA), and Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) announce a joint planning effort that will evaluate and recommend transportation and infrastructure improvements intended to improve …

AIA Selects MASS Design Group to Receive 2021 Collaborative Achievement Award

BOSTON, MA — The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is recognizing the MASS Design Group with its 2021 Collaborative Achievement Award. The Collaborative Achievement Award recognizes and encourages collaboration among design professionals, clients, organizations, knowledge communities, and others that have had a beneficial influence on or advanced the architectural profession. …

Maine Drilling & Blasting Celebrates 55th Anniversary

GARDINER, ME — Maine Drilling & Blasting celebrates its 55th anniversary this year on the heels of a challenging 2020. “The pandemic certainly tested us, but the collective efforts of our people, who re-dedicated themselves to maintaining our very high operational and safety standards, enabled us to persevere,” said Dan …

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Specialty Contractor Network Interiors Celebrates Milestone 30th Anniversary

PLAINVILLE, CT — Network Interiors, a metal framing and drywall contractor founded in 1991 by Melissa Sheffy, celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. The company’s outlook is reflected in a new brand identity that signifies its expansion into off-site prefabrication.

Sheffy established Network Interiors as a certified woman-owned …

Thorough Accident Investigations Require Seven Steps

While there’s a big difference between investigating a workplace incident and finding someone to blame for it, companies frequently confuse the two concepts. When something goes wrong, they work hard to identify those at fault, and that’s where the investigation ends.

Most workplace incidents are not that clear-cut. An individual …

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Woburn Library Wins BSA Award for Design Excellence

BOSTON, MA — Selected from more than 100 entries, CBT announces that the Woburn Public Library has received a 2020 Award for Design Excellence from the Boston Society for Architecture. The project was honored at the annual 2020 Design Awards Gala, attended virtually this year by industry professionals to …

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MWRA Selects the CDM Smith Team for $28.9M Headworks Upgrade

BOSTON, MA — The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) has embarked on a significant undertaking in the upgrade of two of its large wastewater facilities. Ward Street Headworks and Columbus Park Headworks, which treat peak flows of 256 million gallons per day (mgd) and 182 mgd respectively, are located in …

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SLAM Promotes Ellithorpe to Principal

GLASTONBURY, CT — The S/L/A/M Collaborative (SLAM) announces the promotion of Catherine J. Ellithorpe, AIA to Principal. Ellithorpe, based in the firm’s Glastonbury, Connecticut office, joined SLAM in 1994 and has developed an expertise in the public education and corporate sectors.

In her role as Project Manager she guides architects, …

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Historic Restoration to Memorial Schoolhouse at St. George's School Completed

MIDDLETOWN, RI — Shawmut recently completed a $14-million historic restoration to the Memorial Schoolhouse at St. George’s School, a private boarding and day school for students in grades 9-12 in Middletown, Rhode Island.

In partnership with design firm Vision 3 Architects, Shawmut executed the exterior restoration and comprehensive interior …

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HDR-Designed Twin I-91 Bridges in Vermont Honored with PCI Design Award

ROCKINGHAM, VT — The Rockingham I-91 Bridges in Vermont have been recognized with a Precast Concrete Institute 2021 Design Award. The twin structures were honored in the transportation category as the best bridge with a main span of more than 150 feet.

The PCI Design Awards program, in its 58th …

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Work Zone Safety

During these pandemic months, many road crews have been less encumbered by the total number of drivers on the road. But now, the drivers are back. It’s time for a reminder of the perils that exist in the work zone/temporary traffic control (TTC) areas. Road crews do not have the …

Maine DOT Releases Three-Year Work Plan

AUGUSTA, ME — The Maine Department of Transportation (MaineDOT) releases the 2021 Edition of its three-year Work Plan. This Work Plan includes all capital projects and programs, maintenance and operations activities, planning initiatives, and administrative functions for calendar years 2021, 2022, and 2023. This plan contains 2,180 individual work items …

Stantec Selected for Master Planning and Design of Proposed On the Dot Mixed-Use Project

BOSTON, MA — As part of its vision for a vibrant Dorchester Avenue, real estate developer Core Investments, Inc. has selected Stantec to lead master planning and urban design of its proposed On the Dot mixed-use development, along with building design in Phase I. Situated on 9.1 acres of former …

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Massachusetts Governor Appoints Tesler Acting DOT Secretary Following Pollack’s Appointment to the FHWA

BOSTON, MA — Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito announce the departure of Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack, and appoint Jamey L. Tesler as Acting Secretary of Transportation. Pollack was announced as Deputy Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration for the Biden-Harris …

Massachusetts Governor Signs $16B Transportation Bond Bill

BOSTON, MA — Governor Charlie Baker, Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito, and Acting Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Secretary of Transportation Jamey Tesler joined legislators, municipal leaders, and other stakeholders in a virtual ceremonial signing of the $16-billion Transportation Bond Bill legislation. This legislation was signed into law and authorizes funding …

SLAM Promotes Four to Associate Principal in Connecticut

GLASTONBURY, CT — The S/L/A/M Collaborative (SLAM) announces the following team members have been promoted to Associate Principal: Tracy Caisse, AIA, NCARB, Amy Samuelson, AIA, LEEP AP, Todd Schaefer, and Robert Zygmunt, PE, SECB, LEED AP.

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Caisse, a resident of Glastonbury, Connecticut, joined SLAM …
Fuss & O’Neill’s Lloyd Named 2021 NEWEA President

MANCHESTER, CT — Fuss & O’Neill Senior Vice President Virgil Lloyd, PE has been named the 2021 President of the New England Water Environment Association (NEWEA). Lloyd has more than four decades in wastewater systems engineering and has been with Fuss & O’Neill for 20 years.

He has served as …

Connecticut DOT Releases Updated Five-Year Capital Plan

NEWINGTON, CT — The Connecticut Department of Transportation releases its $9.7-billion five-year Capital Plan, covering fiscal years 2021-2025. The plan includes capital investments in the state’s multi-modal transportation network, including state-of-good-repair as well as upgrades across all modes of transportation — highways and bridges, public transportation, bicycle and pedestrian amenities, …

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Using Good Catches to Increase Worker Ownership of Safety

There’s an old adage that says, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” It’s applicable to many situations, but especially so when it comes to workplace safety. Safety professionals have long recognized the value of prevention, and the well-known Heinrich model clearly illustrates that value. For every …

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Monroe Tractor Names Padoleski CE Director of Sales for New York and New England Locations

ALBANY, NY — Monroe Tractor announces Mark Padoleski as CE Director of Sales. Padoleski will be responsible for managing and communicating expectations in all areas of Monroe Tractor’s CE sales locations in New York and New England.

Padoleski brings over 20 years of industry experience with CASE equipment. His construction …

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Kamal Joins HGA as Science & Technology Principal in Boston

BOSTON, MA — HGA welcomes Leila Kamal, AIA, LEED AP, as Associate Vice President and Principal in the Science & Technology practice group in Boston. She will focus on the Northeast region while collaborating across firm-wide offices and practice groups in higher education, health care, public, and corporate.

“The …

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Consigli Construction and Consigli Foundation Support The Greater Boston Food Bank

BOSTON, MA — The Consigli Foundation presents a donation of $25,000 to The Greater Boston Food Bank. In addition, non-perishable goods were collected across Consigli Construction Co., Inc.’s jobsites in Massachusetts. The donations were recently presented to the food bank. The movement was motivated by Consigli’s drive to support …

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ACEC/MA Announces Finalists of 2020 Engineering Excellence Awards

BOSTON, MA — The American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC/MA) has named Jacobs, Tighe & Bond, AKF, and Simpson Gumpertz & Heger (SGH) as finalists of their 2020 Engineering Excellence Award.

The 2020 Engineering Excellence Awards were recently announced and will be celebrated at the …

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Mayflower Wind Awards Contract to Burns & McDonnell for Feed Design of Onshore Substation and Cable System

NEWTON, MA — Burns & McDonnell has been awarded the onshore Front End Engineering Design (FEED) for an offshore wind project with Mayflower Wind Energy LLC, a joint venture of Shell and Ocean Winds. Burns & McDonnell will also provide market engagement support for Mayflower’s project.

Mayflower Wind won the …

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Tighe & Bond Receives 2021 ACEC/CT Engineering Excellence Award

PLAINVILLE, CT — Tighe & Bond was recently recognized by the American Council of Engineering Companies of Connecticut (ACEC/CT) with an Engineering Excellence Award. The project team received the award for the design of phosphorous removal upgrades at the Water Pollution Control Facility (WPCF) in Plainville, Connecticut.

The Connecticut Department …

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Empire Crane Company Becomes Authorized Tadano Distributor

SYRACUSE, NY — Tadano America Corporation announces that Empire Crane Company, headquartered in Syracuse, New York, has been added as an authorized distributor for Tadano cranes in the northeastern United States. Since opening in 2002, Empire Crane has been a partner in the lifting industry and is an authorized …

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Sustainable Construction Waste Management and LEED

There was an estimated 600 million tons of construction and demolition (C&D) waste generated in the United States in 2018 alone, which is more than double the amount of Municipal Solid Waste (i.e. normal garbage). Concrete accounted for the largest portion of this C&D waste (67.5 percent), followed by asphalt …

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Bladt Industries A/S, Burns & McDonnell Announce Alliance to Empower Expansion of Offshore Wind Industry in the U.S.

WALLINGFORD, CT — Bladt Industries A/S, a company that delivers foundations and substations for offshore wind, and Burns & McDonnell, a 100 percent employee-owned engineering, construction, fabrication, and architecture company based in the U.S., announce a strategic alliance to bring together resources and experience and create local jobs …

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Biden Nominates Pete Buttigieg as U.S. DOT Secretary

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President-elect Joe Biden has nominated Pete Buttigieg as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT). The former two-term South Bend, Indiana, mayor (2012 to January 2020) was a contender for the Democratic presidential nomination earlier this year. He withdrew from the race and endorsed Biden …

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Finding a Snow-Worthy Track Loader

What’s better for clearing snow, a skid steer or a compact track loader? The common perception is that a wheeled machine would fare better, and it’s often true with many track loaders. It’s why many compact track loaders are parked for the winter while their wheeled counterparts keep working. However, …

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Elon University Puts Vacuum Excavator to Work in a Wide Range of Applications

Traditionally, vacuum excavators have been used by contractors for daylighting buried utilities, minimizing disruption to the impacted area, and leaving behind a negligible mess. Today, the benefits of soft digging – the process of using a combination of suction and high-pressure water and air to remove dirt and other materials …

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Four Strategies for Construction Companies to Rebound from COVID-19

It has been almost a year since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic, and unfortunately, we don’t have an answer as to when life will go back to normal, or even what the “new normal” will look like. Disruptions in the hard-hit construction industry – such as supply chain shortages and …

VTrans Retains GZA for Three-Year-Plus Geotechnical Services Consulting Contract

BEDFORD, NH — GZA GeoEnvironmental Inc. (GZA), a multi-disciplinary firm providing geotechnical, environmental, ecological, water, and construction management services, has been retained by the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) to provide geotechnical evaluation professional consulting services for transportation projects statewide through 2023, with the potential for up to two one-year …

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Emerald Cities Launches Contractor Academy Connecting Minority-Owned Businesses to Opportunities

BOSTON, MA — Emerald Cities Collaborative (ECC), a national nonprofit organization working to advance the expansion of environmental sustainability through local development projects, while also ensuring equity and inclusion, recently launched its nine-week contractor academy in Boston. The Emerald Cities - Boston Contractor Academy bridges the goal of promoting sustainability …

Sullivan Construction Organizes Beam Signing with Members First Credit Union at Future Headquarters Site

MANCHESTER, NH — Sullivan Construction held a socially-distanced beam signing ceremony at the job site of Members First Credit Union’s new headquarters at the corner of Salmon and Elm Streets in Manchester, New Hampshire.

The beam signing is a construction tradition that signifies the last steel beam being raised in …

Have You Fallen for These Common Safety Myths?

Safety sounds like a simple concept, but when it comes to workplace safety, that isn’t always the case. As our professionals interact with companies and workers in many industries, they frequently hear things that may sound plausible, but that really aren’t true. We’ve collected several of the most common here. …

U.S. DOT Launches New Regional Infrastructure Accelerators Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Transportation recently launched a new demonstration program to establish several Regional Infrastructure Accelerators (Accelerators), which will expedite delivery of transportation infrastructure projects through finance and delivery methods. The department’s Build America Bureau (the Bureau) issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity to solicit applications …

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Hyundai Construction Equipment Adds Whited Equipment Company to North American Distribution Network

AUBURN, ME — Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas (HCEA) announces the expansion of its North American authorized dealer network with the addition of Whited Equipment Company. Whited Equipment is a full service dealership supplying the construction, forestry, aggregate, and municipal markets with heavy duty trucks in Maine for over 30 …

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Nauset Completes Belmont Mixed-Use Apartment Community for Toll Brothers

BELMONT, MA — Nauset Construction is adding the final touches to The Bradford, a mixed-use project in Belmont’s Cushing Square with 112 new apartments, 38,000 square feet of retail, and newly created public open space. The three-building complex was developed by Toll Brothers Apartment Living, a subsidiary of Toll Brothers, …

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Sasaki to Design the Future of Boston’s Copley Square

BOSTON, MA — Sasaki is working alongside the City of Boston, Mayor Walsh, the Parks & Recreation Department, and Commissioner Ryan Woods to bring new life to an iconic Boston destination, Copley Square. The project is just beginning with an initial public engagement phase and will extend into design and …

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Walsh Brothers Hires Greenip as Chief Strategy Officer

BOSTON, MA — Walsh Brothers, Incorporated, a construction management company, announces that John Greenip will be joining as the Chief Strategy Officer. Greenip will be responsible for the firm’s strategic approach to and growth within a changing marketplace. Greenip will also expand the focus on alternate delivery methods and …

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Griffin Electric Celebrates Sixth Annual National Apprenticeship Week

HOLLISTON, MA — Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc. (Griffin Electric), an electrical subcontractor throughout New England and the Southeast, recently participated in the sixth annual U.S. Department of Labor’s National Apprenticeship Week. The federal initiative provides Griffin Electric an opportunity to showcase its in-house Apprenticeship Training Program and celebrate the …

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Collaborative Aggregates Marketing Director Returns to Private Practice

LOWELL, MA — Collaborative Aggregates LLC (CollAgg) Director of Marketing, F. Peter Montenegro, is returning to private consulting practice as of January 2, 2021.

In a joint announcement with the Lowell, Massachusetts, company, Montenegro said he is headed for semi-retirement status, in which he will serve as an independent …

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Massachusetts DOT Implements New Bus Lanes, Bus Network, Roadway Safety Improvements Through Shared Streets & Spaces Program

MALDEN, MA — The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), and the City of Malden announce the completion of a series of quick-build multimodal roadway treatments along Florence Street in Malden, including shared bus-bicycle lanes, bicycle lanes, and improved pedestrian crossings to enhance access to …

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Shawmut Design and Construction Celebrates Topping-Off of Brown University’s Performing Arts Center

PROVIDENCE, RI — Shawmut Design and Construction, a construction management firm, celebrated a virtual topping-off ceremony of Brown University’s under-construction Performing Arts Center in Providence. The project began in 2019 and is slated to be completed in spring 2023.

Shawmut, in partnership with internationally acclaimed architecture firm REX, …

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McCarthy Building Companies Partners with Adaptive Construction Solutions in Support of Veterans

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. announces a new partnership with Adaptive Construction Solutions, Inc. (ACS) to recruit and train veterans for careers in the construction trades, addressing a national workforce shortage. Together, the two organizations will identify and enroll veterans with military occupational specialties in an apprenticeship program that can lead …

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Wells Fargo 2021 Economic Outlook

The longest U.S. economic expansion since the end of the Second World War came to an abrupt end earlier this year as the COVID-19 pandemic essentially shut down the economy. Following an unprecedented plunge in Q2-2020 – real GDP nosedived at an annualized rate of 31.4 percent – economic activity …

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Lee Kennedy Co. Completes Interior Build-Out for Meketa Investment Group Headquarters

WESTWOOD, MA — Lee Kennedy Co. has completed construction for the new 40,000-square-foot headquarters of the Meketa Investment Group, an investment, consulting, and advisory firm. The two-story office space was fit out in a new core and shell base building constructed by National Development.

“The new office better reflects …

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How AGC of America is Making Sure Politicians Learn the Right Lessons from the Election

The 2020 elections appear to have delivered simultaneous rebukes to both President Trump and the liberal agenda. While he performed better than most polls predicted, as of writing, the President’s ongoing efforts to contest the election appear to have little chance of success. Yet enough down ballot elections broke Republicans’ …

The Power of Where Symposium Puts Spatial Intelligence at Your Fingertips on January 26

DENVER, CO — Process innovation specialist to the AEC industry, MG AEC Technology Partners (MG), invites the industry to The Power of Where, an online symposium illuminating the intersection of BIM and GIS technologies. Sponsored by Autodesk and GIS industry leader, Esri, the January 26, 2021 virtual conference will …

Equipment Leasing & Finance 2021 US Economic Outlook

Equipment and software investment growth fared better than overall GDP growth in 2020 as businesses invested to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic, and growth should remain well into positive territory in the beginning of 2021. Annual equipment and software investment growth of 7.8 percent is forecast for 2021. Annual U.S. …

HNTB Celebrates 75 Years of Partnership with the Maine Turnpike Authority

PORTLAND, ME — HNTB Corporation announces it is celebrating 75 years of partnership with the Maine Turnpike Authority (MTA). The partnership dates back to 1945, two years before the Maine Turnpike was built, when HNTB signed on as the general engineer consultant for the project.

In 1947, when the MTA …

ARTBA 2021 US Transportation Construction Market Forecast

Transportation construction activity is forecast to decline 5.5 percent in 2021, as transportation authorities, state, city, county, and local governments face unprecedented revenue shortfalls, budget pressures and lower demand for travel and freight services, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) model shows. The 2021 market will reflect the …

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Do Your Workers Truly Understand HazCom?

Workers in all sorts of industries use, or may become exposed to, various types of hazardous chemicals and other substances on a regular basis. Sometimes those hazards are part of a production process, while in other instances it may be something used to clean a worksite.

That’s why OSHA requires …

2021 Manufacturer Forecast

After a difficult 2020, many of us are looking for things to turn around with the new year. Significant progress on a vaccine and the possibility of new funding for infrastructure projects has many in the construction industry optimistic that 2021 will put the U.S. economy back on track. We’ve …

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Charter Contracting Company Names Joyce as Director of Business Development

BOSTON, MA — Charter Contracting Company, an environmental and civil construction firm specializing in complex projects where land and water meet, announces that Mark Joyce of Marshfield has re-joined Charter in the role of Director of Business Development.

In this capacity, he will leverage and collaborate with the proper …

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Commodore Builders Renovates Historic Long Wharf Custom House

BOSTON, MA — Commodore Builders, a veteran-owned construction management firm that specializes in refurbishing historic buildings, along with architect Stantec, recently completed significant updates to the historic Long Wharf Custom House in Boston, Massachusetts. The 81,000-square-foot, six-floor building is situated on Long Wharf overlooking Massachusetts Bay and is …

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ACEC/MA Announces BSC Group, CDM Smith, GPI, and Michael Baker International as Winners of Bronze Engineering Excellence Award

BOSTON, MA — The American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC/MA) names BSC Group, CDM Smith, GPI, and Michael Baker International as winners of their 2020 Bronze Engineering Excellence Award. BSC Group won for their work on EMD Serono’s Sagamore building expansion in Billerica, Massachusetts; CDM …

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High Efficiency ‘Shaped’ Wire Screens are the Way to the Future

For aggregate producers, efficient and accurate sizing of material during processing is essential to profitability. One renowned screening expert has termed plant screening stations as the "cash box" of the operation. Square opening, woven wire screen is still the media of choice in most aggregate operations. However, carryover of prime …

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Town of Lexington Preservation Success Wins National Award for Excellence

LEXINGTON, MA — The Town of Lexington, Mass., has been honored with FP2's James B. Sorenson Award for Excellence in Pavement Preservation for 2020.

The award was presented at the Lexington Battle Green to John Livsey, PE, Town Engineer, by FP2 President Scott Bergkamp. Lexington Green was …

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Demolition Doctors

Like many cities with a long history, the skyline of San Diego, California, has changed significantly over the centuries. Even in the modern era, demolition and construction continue to transform California’s second-largest city. However, with growing populations and congested urban environments, demolition contractors are forced to find safer ways to …

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Pickard Chilton Wins American Institute of Architects Award for Connecticut Project

NEW HAVEN, CT — Pickard Chilton, an architecture studio best known for its design of corporate headquarters and campuses, announces that a project they designed, the Obama Magnet University School in New Haven, Connecticut, has been recognized with a 2020 AIA Connecticut Design Award. In addition, AIA New England …

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Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas Welcomes Kim as President

NORCROSS, GA — Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas, Inc. (HCEA), welcomes J.Y. Kim as President. 28-year Hyundai veteran Kim began his career as part of an overseas sales team to support North American Operations, and later worked at HCEA’s Chicago office from 2004 to 2008.

He was instrumental in establishing a …

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City of Portland Unveils Pop-Up Park Along Downtown Waterfront

PORTLAND, ME — Stantec recently joined the City of Portland to celebrate the opening of the Park at Amethyst, a 1.5-acre public park along the downtown waterfront. Inspired by the 2017 concept plan prepared by Stantec, the pop-up park and outdoor waterfront retreat is a welcome addition to downtown. The …

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Shawmut Design and Construction Completes Renovation to Providence’s Davol Square Marketplace

PROVIDENCE, RI — Shawmut Design and Construction, a construction management firm, completed the renovation of 2-3 Davol Square in Providence, Rhode Island, a multi-use complex within the city’s Innovation and Design District.

In partnership with Wexford Science & Technology and design firm Vision 3 Architects, Shawmut reimagined the …

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Shawmut Design and Construction Breaks Ground on the Emblem 125 Mixed-Use Project in Providence

PROVIDENCE, RI — Shawmut Design and Construction, a construction management firm, has broken ground on the Emblem 125 project located in Providence, Rhode Island. The project is one of the largest mixed-use buildings to break ground in the I-195 Redevelopment District.

In partnership with developer Exeter Property Group and …

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Monroe Tractor Hires Stanley and Letizio as District Sales Managers for its Connecticut Location

SOUTH WINDSOR, CT — Monroe Tractor announces Wayne Stanley and Tony Letizio as District Sales Managers for its location in South Windsor, Connecticut.

Wayne Stanley - District Sales Manager
Stanley grew up in the construction industry working for the family business his father started. After getting his degree from Eastern …
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Unlocking the Full Potential of Construction Fleet Physical Security Integration

For construction firms with significant fleet vehicle and equipment assets needing to be protected from theft or vandalism, fully integrating the latest capabilities of physical security and access control systems can drive down costs significantly.

This “virtual” approach combines video surveillance, access control, and information technology (IT) integration to replace …

Wirtgen America Inc
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The Role of Rental in 2020 and What It Teaches Us for 2021

If there is any one thing to be said about 2020, it’s that uncertainty ruled the day in many ways and in many aspects of life. The construction industry was no exception, as contractors in all segments juggled the unknowns of an election year, a global pandemic, and everything else …

HBI's Historic Fowler Clark Epstein Farm Wins Preservation Award

BOSTON, MA — The Fowler Clark Epstein Farm, the oldest farm still in existence in Boston, restored and revived by Historic Boston Inc. 2017, is a winner of The National Trust for Historic Preservation’s 2020 Richard H. Driehaus Foundation National Preservation Award, recognizing one of the best preservation projects in …

HNTB Group Director, O’Meara, Honored with ARTBA Lifetime Achievement Award

BOSTON, MA — The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) honored HNTB Group Director Mary Jane O’Meara with the Ethel S. Birchland Lifetime Achievement Award for her 40-plus year commitment to the transportation industry, including the advancement of female leadership. The presentation took place during the virtual ARTBA 2020 …

New Steel Form and Manufacturing Firm, Lail Bridge Forms, Emerges in Tennessee

JASPER, TN — After 29 years in the steel form and manufacturing industry, Richard (Rick) Lail of Lookout Mountain has created a new firm — Lail Bridge Forms. The move is intended to serve existing customers more efficiently, with elevated technology, and to garner new business with a now …

Stantec, with Northeastern University, Supports City of Somerville in Early COVID-19 Detection

SOMERVILLE, MA — Global design firm Stantec has partnered with Northeastern University and the City of Somerville, located two miles north of Boston, on a neighborhood-level COVID-19 wastewater testing program focused on early detection and intervention. The program provides city officials with a more real-time understanding of COVID-19 infection trends …

SITECH
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SITECH Northeast
Construction Industry Companies Putting Employee Well Being at the Forefront

No one can argue that 2020 and the coronavirus pandemic have created major stressors in our personal and professional lives and have caused many of us to experience greater levels of stress, anxiety, depression, and fear. Even before COVID-19, one in five Americans suffered from a mental health condition and …

Improving Contractor Interactions Through the SCARF Model

It happens on nearly every jobsite and nearly every day. A worker performs a task without using the proper safety procedures and a safety professional walks up to correct him. The mood becomes tense, the worker’s resentment is obvious, and the safety pro becomes defensive in return.

The safety professional …

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McCullough Joins Consigli as Project Executive

BOSTON, MA — Consigli Construction Co., Inc. announces the hiring of Matt McCullough as the company’s newest Project Executive. With 27 years of pre-construction and construction experience, McCullough will focus within the life sciences and developer sectors, helping to strengthen Consigli’s business development and project growth across the company.

In …

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Equipment East Adds New Location in Brockton

BROCKTON, MA — Equipment East, LLC, recently opened its third location at 196 Manley Street in Brockton, Massachusetts. The company is an authorized dealership for Doosan construction equipment, parts, and service.

Despite the COVID-19 health pandemic and economic uncertainty, Owner Giovanni Albanese proceeded with adding a third location. The …

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Nauset Completes 907 Main Boutique Hotel in Central Square

CAMBRIDGE, MA — Nauset Construction recently completed the transformation of the historic 1870 Whitney, Lucretia, and Henry Building into a 67-key boutique luxury hotel located in Central Square in Cambridge. 907 Main developers Sean Casey, LLC and Hay Creek Hotels hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate its opening with …

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Avoiding Costly and Potentially Deadly Shortcuts in Netting System Selection

Construction managers, general contractors, and building owners are certainly familiar with safety netting systems and the reasons to install them, which include protecting workers and debris from falling from structures, as well as façade and ceiling containment. They also believe these passive systems create and maintain a safe work environment. …

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Dixon and Tresham Join Gilbane, Inc. Board of Directors

PROVIDENCE, RI — Gilbane, Inc., a family-owned construction and real estate development firm, announces the election of Robert L. Dixon, Jr. and William R.C. Tresham to Gilbane, Inc.’s board of directors.

“We welcome the tremendous knowledge and experience that these two transformational leaders bring to Gilbane,” said Thomas F. …

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ACEC/MA Announces Woodard & Curran as Bronze Winner in Engineering Excellence

QUINCY, MA — The American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC/MA) names Woodard & Curran as a winner of their 2020 Bronze Engineering Excellence Award for their work on the Town Brook relocation in Quincy, Massachusetts.

The 2020 Engineering Excellence Awards were recently announced and will be celebrated at …

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Making the Whole Person Matter

The construction worker offers much for which to be celebrated. They transform blank canvasses of earth to create spaces for work, education, or play and build structures to cross bodies of water that connect communities. Bottom line, the construction worker helps to build a country’s future.

Driving this ability is …

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Trimble and Boston Dynamics Announce Strategic Alliance to Extend the Use of Autonomous Robots in Construction

WALTHAM, MA — Trimble and Boston Dynamics announce a strategic alliance to integrate a variety of construction data collection technologies with Boston Dynamics’ Spot robot platform. The jointly-developed solution will combine the Spot robot’s autonomous mobility with Trimble’s data collection sensors and field control software to enable automation of repetitive …

SITECH
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SITECH Northeast
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Manitou Group Names Nartish as Vice President of Sales and Marketing of Manitou North America

WEST BEND, WI — Manitou Group announces the appointment of Ilmars Nartish to the position of Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Manitou North America, effective immediately.

“We are excited to welcome Ilmars to Manitou North America. With more than 13 years working with Manitou Group, his knowledge …

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HDD Training Teaches More Than Just Basic Skills

When it comes to horizontal directional drilling (HDD), simple training is not enough – it needs to be the right training. Because HDD is an art and a science, the right training, education, and experience is a critical combination in knowing the right balance between the two.

As HDD expands …

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Tire Tales

Tires are witness to everything that goes on in a truck and are filled with information that can tell you a great deal about your fleet.
There are many reasons tires are removed from service outside of normal wear – ranging from driver- related behavior, to running the wrong type …

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Advanced Water Treatment to Increase Efficiency and Meet Environmental Standards

More and more, concrete repair contractors are turning to robotic hydrodemolition, and the reasons why are simple. The method provides faster, safer, and more efficient removal than traditional means. Recent technological advances have also made hydrodemolition machines more versatile, compact, and durable than ever before. But, one important question still …

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Mortenson Pushes the Boundaries With Large-Scale Modular Projects

The construction industry has proven to be one of the most difficult industries to revolutionize. Many aspects of constructing a building have not changed for centuries. It is becoming increasingly difficult to build in downtown urban settings where sites are tight, streets are crowded, and skilled labor is difficult to …

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Bomanite Cares

Humanitarian, hero, and three-time heavyweight champion of the world, Mohammed Ali once said, “Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.” Revered for his accomplishments in the ring and beloved the world over for his sharp wit and big heart outside of it, Ali’s …

CII, CURT, and ECC Explore Formation of Official Alliance to Streamline Service and Support for the Capital Projects Industry

AUSTIN, TX — Leaders from the Construction Industry Institute (CII), the Construction Users Roundtable (CURT), and the Engineering and Construction Contracting Association (ECC) are exploring the establishment of a unified, industry alliance to capture benefits of increased content collaboration, better sharing of research, and benchmarking learnings to improve application, diversifying …

Skanska Tops Out at Brookline High School

Construction and development firm Skanska announces that it has reached a significant milestone at Brookline High School with the steel topping out, effectively marking the project’s structural completion. The construction team has worked throughout the pandemic to make significant progress and is scheduled for completion in November 2021.

“Today marks …

Caterpillar Signs Agreement to Acquire Weir Oil & Gas

DEERFIELD, IL — Caterpillar Inc. has signed an agreement to acquire the Oil & Gas Division (Weir Oil & Gas) of the Weir Group PLC, a Scotland-based global engineering business. Headquartered near Fort Worth, Texas, Weir Oil & Gas produces a full line of pumps, flow iron, consumable parts, …

Rhode Island DOT and Congressional Delegation Celebrate Completion of Old Tower Hill Road Project

WAKEFIELD, RI — Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Director Peter Alviti, Jr., U.S. Senator Jack Reed, Congressman Jim Langevin, Congressman David Cicilline, and other state and local leaders gathered on Old Tower Hill Road in the South Kingstown village of Wakefield for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the …

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VHB Provides Environmental Permitting and Airfield Design at T.F. Green Airport

WARWICK, RI — A project 16 years in the making began when the Rhode Island Airport Corporation (RIAC) received funding from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for a slate of 11 safety and efficiency projects at T.F. Green, the largest of six airports owned and operated by RIAC throughout the …

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Baker-Polito Administration, Transportation Officials Celebrate Completion of Accelerated Green Line C and E Branch Work

BOSTON, MA — Governor Charlie Baker, Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito, Massachusetts Transportation Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) General Manager Steve Poftak, and others celebrated the completion of accelerated work on the Green Line C and E Branches this summer with a tour of …

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Commodore Builders Announces Expansion of Industry Substance-Use Disorder Recovery Program

BOSTON, MA — Commodore Builders, a veteran-owned construction management firm, and the Herren Project, a national nonprofit organization providing free resources for the treatment, recovery, and prevention of substance use disorder, announce a major expansion of their substance-use disorder recovery program aimed at helping employees find treatment and resources …

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Shawmut Design and Construction Completes Milestone in Herb Chambers Jaguar Land Rover Project

BOSTON, MA — Shawmut Design and Construction, a construction management firm, celebrated a milestone in its Herb Chambers Jaguar Land Rover project, which is expected to open April 2021. The project team safely and successfully installed some of the largest single span glass panels in the city of Boston …

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Shawmut Participates in 2020 Pan-Mass Challenge, Accumulating $1.6M for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

BOSTON, MA — Shawmut Design and Construction, a national construction management firm, partook in the 2020 Pan-Mass Challenge, marking the 13th year in a row the firm has participated in the bike-a-thon. Adapting this year’s ride to prioritize the health and safety of riders and volunteers, the Pan-Mass Challenge …

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JM Coull Completes Design-Build Construction of Primetals Technologies’ New Manufacturing Facility

MAYNARD, MA — JM Coull (JMC) has completed the design-build construction of Primetals Technologies’ new 183,000-square-foot $30-million manufacturing and office facility. Located in the South Sutton, Massachusetts, Industrial Park site along and visible to Route 146, the building is a modern and spacious facility that houses the company’s manufacturing, engineering, …

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Ready to Roll

Near the Kansas City International Airport lies a well-traveled stretch of road that connects NE Cookingham Drive to I-435. A 20-mile jaunt separates the airport from downtown Kansas City, and while some drivers might make their way via the direct I-29 route, others choose the I-435 route that might take …

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Somerville's 101 South Street at Boynton Yards Reaches Topping-Off Milestone

SOMERVILLE, MA — DLJ Real Estate Capital Partners (DLJ RECP), Leggat McCall Properties (LMP) and Shawmut Design and Construction commemorated the final steel addition atop 101 South Street — Somerville’s first life sciences building. The nine-story, 290,000-square-foot, Class-A mixed-use facility will provide lab space geared toward emerging life science companies. …

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Virtual Reality Leaps Forward, Providing New Value to Stakeholders

The AEC industry has been experimenting with the use of virtual reality (VR) for well over 20 years, and the medium has successfully provided value and Return on Investment (ROI). However, for many projects, the form factor, technical requirements and user friction for delivering walkthroughs has prevented the medium from …

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John Deere Power Systems Announces Leadership Changes

WATERLOO, IA — John Deere Power Systems (JDPS) announces a change to its leadership team in response to the planned retirement of David Hoffman, who acted as Director of Worldwide Marketing, Sales, and Customer Support.

After more than 41 years of service at John Deere, Hoffman has announced his …

Develon
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Equipment East
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Don’t Get Caught in the Cold

When we think winter maintenance, we start thinking about cooling systems and antifreeze, fuel systems and fuel storage, engine oil, Hydraulic oil and systems, batteries and all the fluids, components and systems that suffer the ravages of cold and freezing temperatures. If its equipment, it needs winter maintenance. If operates …

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Pulling Augers No Longer Needed

One of the most time-consuming tasks while auger boring is pulling augers to check line and grade and adjust steering constantly,” said Walter Keyes, a 25-years auger boring veteran and Team Leader/Superintendent with S.J. Louis Companies. “Typically, on large-diameter sewer jobs, crews will pull augers every 20 feet, …

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