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Delphi to Handle Renovation of Historic Cape Cod Church

AUGUST 14, 2019-Mashpee-MA- Multi-Market construction management firm, Delphi Construction Inc. announced today that they have been selected to handle the historic renovation and addition to The First Congregational Church in Chatham, Massachusetts.The historically significant church was first established in 1693 with a number of meeting houses constructed over the centuries. The current project will involve extensive renovations to portions of an 1830’s building, construction of an addition for new administrative spaces, a robing room and a new location for the church pipe organ. New mechanical/HVAC systems, plumbing and electrical upgrades will be added along with a new four stop elevator to provide handicap accessibility throughout the building. Design on the $2m+ project was provided by Design Associates of Cambridge with structural and civil engineering from Coastal Engineering of Orleans. Pomroy Associates of East Bridgewater is the Owner’s Project Manager. Delphi is managing construction out of their M ...

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Kaplan Construction Starts Work at Boston University

Rendering courtesy of studioMLA Architects Kaplan Construction Starts Work at Boston University New construction and renovations for Children’s Center and Case Athletic Center BOSTON – August 14, 2019 – Kaplan Construction, a WBE general contractor and construction management firm providing comprehensive building programs across Greater Boston, announced it has started work on two projects for Boston University (BU). The company is providing construction management services at the BU Children’s Center and the Case Athletic Center. After a full demolition in May, Kaplan began construction on an expanded facility for BU Children’s Center, a full-time early childhood education program for children of BU faculty and students. An existing historic 17,000 SF house at 10 Lenox Street in Brookline, Mass. will be fully renovated, and Kaplan will build a new 3,000 SF building in the demolished space that will connect to the main facility. The house will undergo a complete rehab ...

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JM Coull Completes New Headquarters for Quanterix

Maynard, MA – JM Coull (JMC), recently completed renovations for Quanterix’s new headquarters on Middlesex Turnpike in Billerica. The two-story, 90,000 sf facility combines operations from the company’s previous Lexington and Billerica sites, and includes labs, expanded manufacturing areas, offices, a café, and a fitness facility. The new building provides the necessary space to accommodate Quanterix’s continued growth as a leader in biomarker technology. JMC worked with Gorman Richardson Lewis Architects and Fitzemeyer & Tocci on the project. The project’s preconstruction phase was completed under JMC’s two-part StartSmart® Preconstruction Program. Quanterix develops and markets revolutionary digital biomarker analysis devices used by researchers to closely examine critical biomarkers in numerous therapeutic areas, such as oncology, neurology, cardiology, inflammation, and infectious diseases. The company counts biopharma firms such as Pfizer, Merck, Shire, Sanofi, and Biogen among its customers.Heather Waic ...

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Boston Globe Editorial: After Boston Calling case, no more business as usual at City Hall

The following is an editorial from The Boston Globe, published after the Boston Calling case verdict. 8/8/2019 After Boston Calling case, no more business as usual at City Hall Only two City Hall officials were on trial in federal court, but it was a culture, a way of doing business, that was exposed for all to see. And nothing about it was pretty. Kenneth Brissette and Timothy Sullivan were both found guilty of conspiracy Wednesday, and Brissette of extortion, for illegally pressuring a concert producer to hire members of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees union, which was among the mayor's political supporters in 2013. The verdict came as a shock to many observers. Indeed, the two defendants have won a lot of sympathizers in the city, who feel they've been singled out for punishment for a practice that's been tolerated with a wink for decades. It took the conscience of a jury to conclude that even if the two men didn't invent playing favorites with city permits, it's s ...

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ABC Associate Member Claro Advisors Ranks Nationally for Growth

Claro Advisors, an associate ABC Massachusetts member, recently made the RIA list of top 50 fastest growing firms in the country. Claro was ranked as the 19th fastest growing firm in 2019, with 38.6 percent growth in assets managed. 
            The firm was founded just 7 years ago in 2012 by Ryan Belanger. Claro offers better planning, investing, and relationships with clients than traditional brokerage firms. They offer a goal-based planning approach that puts the priority and focus on their clients. They currently manage over $350 million of client assets, with a diverse team of 10 financial advisors and 3 support staff members. James Abbott, Vice President and Financial Advisor at Claro, sits on the ABC Board locally and nationally. 

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Erland Construction Completes New Building on New England Business Center Campus

ANDOVER, MA/July 24, 2019 – Erland Construction, alongside architecture firm ARC and Eastport Real Estate Services, recently completed construction of a new building centrally located within the New England Business Center office park in Andover, Mass.   The New England Business Center is home to some of the region’s major corporations and offers a dynamic corporate setting in the Greater Boston Area. The five-building, 262,469 -square-foot office park is ideally situated at the junction of Interstate 93 and River Road and is just minutes from Interstate 495 and Route 128. New England Business Center offers proximity to southern New Hampshire and convenient access from Boston.   This new 17,800-square-foot, two-story amenities-focused building features a modern café with indoor and outdoor seating and meeting areas, as well as a state-of-the-art fitness center and locker rooms. The addition of these services and spaces creates a more vibrant workplace environment f ...

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Chairman's Message August 2019: What's Happening at Gould Construction Institute - Your ABC Member-Focused School

The middle of summer isn’t usually a time when we think a lot about school, but as the construction industry becomes ever more sophisticated, education and training can never be far from our minds.  Whether it’s tradespeople or office employees, our workers need to stay up to date with new technologies and other evolving processes. ABC’s Gould Construction Institute (GCI) can be just the resource you need to keep your employees on the cutting edge.  The Gould offers construction training to educate current workers and develop the next generation of trained craftspeople.  To get a sense of some of the benefits GCI can provide for your company, I urge you to go online and check their training calendar to see what’s coming up. Training promotes excellence.  You may not have known that our chapter produced the best pipefitter in the country for 2019.  Fresh off DECCO employee Sean O’Dowd’s first-place finish at the National ABC Craft Competition, ...

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Woman Struck by Falling Guardrail in North End of Boston

A young woman walking her dog was critically injured last Thursday, July 25, after being struck by a guardrail that fell off the roof of a five-story construction site in the North End of Boston. A crane was lifting materials when it pushed the railing over the edge. The woman was struck in the head while walking down an uncovered sidewalk, and taken to the hospital in stable but critical condition.  Corolla Contracting, based in Winthrop, had a permit to replace a rubber roof at 47 Commercial Wharf East. Officials found Corolla to have violated the permit by also removing a deck. According to The Boston Globe, Corolla Contracting has been cited for 8 safety violations since 2010. (Boston Globe July 2019).  Tragic accidents like this are why ABC makes clear to our members that safety must always be a priority given the inherent dangers of construction work. Our thoughts are with the injured woman as we wish her a full and speedy recovery, and we remind our members to be careful on all worksites ...

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ABC Member James Grillo Receives "Super Lawyer" Nomination

Congratulations to 2019 Super Lawyer James Grillo!

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NEI General Contracting Completes Project for The Neighborhood Developers

BOSTON – July 23, 2019 – NEI General Contracting, an award-winning general contractor and construction management firm, announced today the completion of Acadia, a 42,000 SF new affordable housing development with 34 units located in Chelsea, Mass. Located on the site of the former French Naturalization Club on Spencer Avenue, Acadia is the latest affordable housing project by The Neighborhood Developers (TND), a community development corporation (CDC) dedicated to building affordable homes in Chelsea, Revere and Everett. NEI General Contracting has constructed over a dozen buildings for The Neighborhood  Developers. Located only one block from Chelsea’s four elementary schools, and one block from major bus lines on Broadway, the building includes a community room, common laundry, on-site parking for all 34 homes, central air conditioning, and new landscaping and public way improvements along Spencer Avenue to benefit residents and community members alike.  “We have w ...

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  1. Re: Kaplan Construction Announces Completion of Congregation Kehillath Israel in Brookline

    Good article & an excellent way to articulate. Keep it up. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Re: Electrical Board Update (3/11/19)

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  3. Re: It’s Construction Safety Week

    We always use construction safety week to remind everyone about safety and best practices. Thanks for...

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