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CMAA New England Celebrates Excellence, Rewards Students, and Recognizes Projects and their Teams

Boston, MA – May 9, 2018 – The New England Chapter of the Construction Management Association of America celebrated another year’s worth of exceptional construction projects as well as honoring a few very deserving individuals.  Held again at the historic Omni Parker House, the 24th Annual Awards Luncheon featured projects across three categories; Infrastructure, New Construction, and Renovation/Modernization.  An entire list of the project winners is below; the submitting organizations/companies have been included in italics.

Infrastructure Projects

Less than $ 50 million: Runway 4R-22L Rehabilitation & Approach Light Pier Replacement – Stantec / McCourt Construction

Less than $ 100 million: Union Station Regional Intermodal Transportation Center – Daniel O’Connell & Sons, Inc.

Building Projects / New Construction

Less than $ 10 million: Intregra Companies Headquarters Addition – Senate Construction

Less than $ 20 million: Lasell College, New Science and Technology Center – Commodore Builders

Less than $ 30 million: Southern New Hampshire University Monadnock Residence Hall – PMA Consultants, LLC

Less than $ 50 million: Nelson Place Elementary School Worcester, MA – Fontaine Brothers, Inc.

Less than $ 100 million: Joan & Edgar Booth Theatre and Boston University Production Center – Bond Brothers, Inc.

Greater than $ 100 million: Boston University, Center for Integrated Life Sciences and Engineering – Turner Construction

Building Projects / Renovation/Modernization

Less than $ 10 million: Fitchburg State University Landry Arena Renovation – Walsh Brothers, Inc.

Less than $ 20 million: Harvard University, Ray Lavietes Basketball Pavilion Renewal & Addition – Consigli Construction Company, Inc.

Less than $ 50 million: Brigham & Women’s Hospital NICU Expansion & Renovation – Walsh Brothers, Inc.

Greater than $ 50 million: RI Veterans Administration Veterans Home Additions & Renovations – Gilbane Building Company

Outstanding Academic Achievement Awards with scholarships were given to three students from Wentworth Institute of Technology: Andrea Fredericks, Victoria Taylor, Ian Farr-Szep, and two students from Roger Williams University: Lauren Donovan and Nicholas Morrison. If you missed your chance to congratulate these excellent students, you may have an opportunity to do so at the Annual Golf Outing. Check to see if there are spots remaining!

The Keynote Speaker for the luncheon was Stephanie Pollack, Secretary & CEO of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation.  Secretary Pollack spoke passionately about the Department’s successful efforts to encourage fresh thinking to overcome the challenges facing the Commonwealth’s infrastructure. She shared her thoughts on how working to repair the existing infrastructure as well as to modernize it will be the only way to create a sustainable and efficient system for the citizens of the Commonwealth.

Secretary Pollack went on to express her commendation for CMAA NE’s Person of the Year, Joseph Aiello, specifically in reference to the work he has done as chair of the MBTA Fiscal Management Control Board. Secretary Pollock concluded by bestowing the award to Chairman Aiello (pictured here).

Chairman Aiello took a brief moment to express his gratitude for the recognition but also acknowledged his fellow board members; to him, the honor represents all of their efforts and tireless hours volunteered. Chairman Aiello also expressed his gratitude to Secretary Pollack and Governor Baker for their enthusiasm and dedication to turning the transportation infrastructure around in the Commonwealth.

CMAA New England would like to acknowledge the efforts of the Awards and Scholarship Committees for an outstanding program as well as the Annual and Event Sponsors for their support to the chapter. The Committee welcomes any and all feedback and hopes to continue to improve the program in the years to come. Please share your thoughts with us by submitting a comment on the CMAA New England website at http://cmaa-ne.org/contact.php.

About CMAA New England

Started in 1991 by a small group of professionals devoted to construction in a management role, the New England Chapter now has over 500 members with approximately 90 Certified Construction Managers (CCM). The continued growth of CMAA indicates the rising importance of construction management within the industry and the value of CCM certification.

The Chapter offers numerous activities to the membership, some of which include Monthly Breakfast Programs, Owners’ Forum Luncheon, Annual Project Awards, Student Scholarships, Professional Certification Classes, Construction Legislation Tracking & Alerts, and Annual Golf Outings. For more information, please visit the website http://www.cmaa-ne.org.

 

May Brings Warmer Weather and Two CMAA New England Premier Events

Join CMAA New England in the month of May for two of our premier events, the Annual Project Achievement Awards on May 9th and the Annual Golf Outing for CM Scholarships on May 16. There are still spots open for both!

2018 CMAA New England Annual Awards Luncheon

Each year project teams take on the toughest challenges the New England Region can throw at them.  From the design and engineering to the construction means and methods, all the players in this industry have a role to play to bring about the required solutions.  CMAA New England wants to recognize this dedication and hard work by acknowledging the projects and the project teams that make it all happen.

May 09, 2018

11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Omni Parker House

60 School Street

Boston, MA 02108

Register:

Members: $115

Non-Members: $135

Table of Ten: $1,100

22nd Annual CMAA NE Golf Outing for CM Scholarships

Join us for a great day on the links as we raise money to support students at the numerous local colleges that our industry depend so heavily on.  There should even be a few students at the event.  These students are studying construction and engineering degrees at Northeastern University, Roger Williams University, University of Southern Maine, Wentworth Institute of Technology, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute and are very interested in networking with the professionals attending the event.

May 16, 2018

7:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Brookmeadow Country Club

100 Everendon Road

Canton, MA 02021

Register:

$950.00 Corporate Sponsorship & Foursome

$180.00 Individual Player

$260.00 2018 CMAA NE Golf Outing - Sponsorship Without Golf

 

Growth; and the demands that come with it for Massport and Logan International Airport

Boston, MA – April 26, 2018 – The New England Chapter of the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA NE) was pleased to host Houssam “Sam” Sleiman, P.E., CCM, FCMAA, NAC, Director of Capital Programs and Environmental Affairs at Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) for a presentation of the steps Logan International Airport is undertaking to serve the increasing number of travelers to the region.

Sam shared with over 85 industry professionals the current trends showing new parking levels and an increase in travelers’ numbers. A number of projects are currently in the works to address these upward trends, each with its own unique set of challenges.  Challenges such as traffic management, existing asset relocation, and customer impacts. Sam offered an insightful perspective of what the future will look like for Logan in the years to come.

Since October 1993, Sam has held several positions at Massachusetts Port Authority, most recently as the Director of Capital Programs and Environmental Affairs. As the head of Capital Programs, Sam directs the overall management of the Authority’s capital investment program, safety program, utilities management, in-house project design and environmental permitting and management. He is also a licensed registered Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and a Certified Construction Manager (CCM). 

CMAA NE’s final Breakfast Program of the 2017-2018 year is slated for June 19th at Wentworth Institute of Technology’s Beatty Hall from 8:00 am to 9:00 am.  Breakfast and coffee starts at 7:30 am and everyone is encouraged to arrive early to network and socialize. For a complete list of all events and programs, go to http://www.cmaa-ne.org.

About CMAA New England

Started in 1991 by a small group of professionals devoted to construction in a management role, the New England Chapter now has over 500 members with approximately 90 Certified Construction Managers (CCM). The continued growth of CMAA indicates the rising importance of construction management within the industry and the value of CCM certification.

The Chapter offers numerous activities to the membership, some of which include Monthly Breakfast Programs, Owners’ Forum Luncheon, Annual Project Awards, Student Scholarships, Professional Certification Classes, Construction Legislation Tracking & Alerts, and Annual Golf Outings. For more information, please visit the website http://www.cmaa-ne.org.

CMAA New England Chapter Annual Sponsors