Meridian Associates Names Doug Reed President & CEO

Beverly, Mass. – Meridian Associates, a multi-disciplinary civil engineering, LiDAR mapping and survey firm, announced that it has named Douglas F. Reed, P.E. as its new president and CEO. In this role, Doug will leverage more than thirty years of experience providing consulting services to municipalities, state and federal agencies, and private businesses in New England.…

Former Newton Pavilion Becomes Quarantine Shelter

The Boston studio of S/L/A/M Collaborative and Gilbane Building Company recently partnered with a team including the Massachusetts Division of Capital Asset Management & Maintenance (DCAMM) and Boston Medical Center (BMC) to set up a temporary quarantine shelter in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The facility has a maximum capacity of up to 304 non-acute beds for…

Buildings at Fitchburg State Get Sanitized

Fitchburg, MA – ECO Logic Ltd., a company that maintains textiles and flooring for commercial clients using environmentally friendly solutions, was hired by Fitchburg State University to sanitize and disinfect 460,000sf across multiple buildings on campus, including dormitories, in preparation to assist the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. While the specific use for these facilities is not available…

This Week in Tech: Apple Unveils AR Art Experiences

08-02-19 By KATHARINE KEANE Plus, the solar road pilot program in France has failed, research on the economic viability of energy storage for solar and wind power, and more design-tech news from this week.   Boston-, Houston-, and Phoenix-based architecture firm Shepley Bulfinch has awarded Rice University assistant professor of architecture Jesús Vassallo the Shepley…

Rice University’s Jesús Vassallo’s mass timber construction project wins Shepley Bulfinch Award

By Katherine Guimapang Jul 29, ’19 1:45 PM EST “The award grants funding to a faculty member — or team of faculty members — to conduct research that investigates materials or sustainability. Vassallo was selected for the award for his project “Tall Timber.” — Boston Real Estate Times Spanish architect, writer, and assistant professor at…

Gilbane Tapped to Build 500K SF Waltham Spec Project

August 6, 2019 The largest class A office building along Route 128 will go up at the hands of Gilbane Building Co. workers. Developer Hobbs Brook Management announced the selection Tuesday morning. Gilbane will provide preconstruction and construction management services for the 500,000-square foot speculative building at 225 Wyman St. in Waltham’s Hobbs Brook Office Park.…

NEW TECHNOLOGIES PRESENT A SEISMIC/SHIFT IN WORKPLACE DESIGN

Disruptive Technologies “Smooth” Facility Management for PTC’s New Global Headquarters By Marc Margulies and John Civello   New technologies are disrupting traditional ways of working and standard concepts of workplace design and facility management. These so-called “disruptive technologies” for real estate and facility management functions offer opportunities to fundamentally change the workplace paradigm in three…

Some Boston Suburbs Are On An Office Winning Streak. It Just Took Major Investment To Keep Tenants Happy

July 9, 2019 Cameron Sperance, Bisnow Boston  Select suburban submarkets are benefiting from the Greater Boston building boom. But developers and landlords still need to provide elements of the urban core to woo tenants away from the subway and onto the highway. The Boston office narrative in recent years has been that every company wanted…