Announcements

 

MassDOT and MBTA Make the Most of their Assets

Boston, MA – June 13, 2017 – The New England Chapter of the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA NE) hosted its final Breakfast Program of the 2016 – 2017 year and saw a great turnout. Approximately 40 CM practitioners, early career professionals, and students turned up to learn about past, current, and future developments with MassDOT and the MBTA.  Click here to take a look at the slide show presentation.

CMAA NE welcomed Mark E. Boyle, AIC, who currently serves as the Administrator, Office of Real Estate and Asset Development, MassDOT / MBTA. Mark, a graduate of Boston College with an M.P.A. from Suffolk University, has had an amazing career as Assistant General Manager for Development, MBTA; Director of Real Estate, MBTA; Director of Planning and Community Development, Town of Watertown; Executive Director, Watertown Arsenal Development Corporation; Senior Planner, City of Somerville and Planner, City of Boston.

CMAA NE’s Breakfast Programs are typically held on the second Tuesday of each month 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. The next program will be in September; enjoy the summer and keep your eyes open for the first event of the 2017 – 2018 year as we get into August and September.

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 almost 700 members with just under 90 Certified Construction Managers. The continued growth of CMAA indicates the rising importance of construction management within the industry and the value of CCM certification.

 

CMAA NE 23rd Annual Awards Luncheon

Boston, MA – May 3, 2017 – The New England Chapter of the Construction Management Association of America celebrated another great year’s worth of construction projects as well as a few very deserving individuals. Held at the Omni Parker House, the 23rd Annual Awards Luncheon featured projects across four categories; Infrastructure, New Construction, Renovation/Modernization, and Program Management. An entire list of the project winners is below; the submitting organizations/companies have been included in italics.

Infrastructure Projects

Less than $ 50 million: Bridgeport CT Route 8 Design Build Project – WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

Greater than $ 100 million: CBIS Recapitalization and Optimization Project – Turner Construction Company

Building Projects / New Construction

Less than $ 10 million: New England Center for Children Project – Erland Construction, Inc.

Less than $ 30 million: Bryant University Academic Innovation Center Project – BOND Brothers

Less than $ 50 million: Framingham State University West Hall Project – Consigli Construction

Less than $ 100 million: Thurgood Marshall Middle School Project – Walsh Brothers

Greater than $ 100 million: Terminal E Renovation and Enhancements Project – Suffolk Construction

Building Projects / Renovation/Modernization

Less than $ 20 million: Shrewsbury Public Library Project – PMA Consultants

Greater than $ 20 million: Boston Public Library Central Library Renovation Project – PMA Consultants / Consigli Construction

Program Management

Program Management / Program Phase: Massport Coastal Flooding Resiliency Project – Kleinfelder

A Distinguished Service Award was presented to Richard M. Bessom PE, CCM of Massachusetts Port Authority. Outstanding Academic Achievement Awards with scholarships were given to three students from Wentworth Institute of Technology: Edgar Enrique Arrieche, Yongxin (Jennifer) Lin, and Erica Stankus, one student from Northeastern University: Amairani Garcia, and one student from Worcester Polytechnic Institute: Margaret Porter.

The Person of the Year Award was bestowed upon Maureen McDonough, Executive Vice President & Chief Risk Officer, Suffolk Construction. Maureen shared her thanks to the many individuals who have supported her throughout her career as well as stressed the importance of returning the favor by offering support to others coming up behind her.

Finally, the featured Keynote Speaker for the luncheon was Jay Ash, Secretary of Housing and Economic Development for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Secretary Ash spoke about the parallels between his realm at the State House and the construction industry. Continued success for either means great things for the other; though he did stress the importance to spread the wealth around and not solely focus on the Greater Boston area. He also spoke highly of the collaboration he sees throughout the legislature and believes that others can stand to follow the example we have set here in Massachusetts.

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 almost 700 members with just under 90 Certified Construction Managers. 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 an Annual Golf Outing for CM scholarships. For more information, please visit the website http://www.cmaa-ne.org.

 

DCAMM Disparity Study 2017

DCAMM is solicting input to their ongoing Disparity Study, which seeks "to evaluate the participation of Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (MBE/WBEs) in Commonwealth construction and design services contracting and procurement activities".  Visit the DCAMM Disparity Study 2017 webpage to learn more about the effort and how to provide your input.

 

Ticket Price Increase

Breakfast Program Ticket Price Increase

CMAA New England would like to advise that there shall be an increase to ticket prices for all Breakfast Programs moving forward in 2017.  Also, we will be holding 2 separate breakfast programs in the month of January.  There will be the normal program held at Wentworth Institute of Technology on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 7:30 am and there will be a second program held at New England Institute of Technology in Rhode Island on Tuesday, January 17, 2017.

Ticket Prices (effective for programs after January 1, 2017)

Member: $35
Non-Member: $50
Gov't Employees: $15

Thank you and please have a happy and safe holidays season!

CMAA New England Chapter

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