Meeting/Event Information

Massachusetts School Building Authority Capital Program Update

The Massachusetts School Building Authority, a funding agency for grade K to 12 public schools, is pleased to join the CMAA organization to share the status of projects in the capital program and the activity for the 2019 Statement of Interest opening.  The MSBA will also present lessons learned from the commissioning and closeout of over 100 projects and the MSBA's pilot program for post-occupancy. Presenters will include Mary Pichetti and Mike McGurl.

Mary Pichetti, Director of Capital Planning, has led the capital planning team in the establishment and implementation of program management functions related to the funding of public school construction. Since 2008, her team’s efforts have resulted in the approval of over 200 Core Program projects as well as the launch of an expedited Green Repair Program and the establishment of an Accelerated Repair Program for roofs, windows and boiler. She has over 30 years of experience in the planning, design and construction for building and large-scale infrastructure projects in both the private and public sector. Prior to joining the MSBA, Mary worked at the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority as a construction coordinator and change order and claims analyst on the $3.6 billion Boston Harbor Project and project controls, procurement and contract management and administration for the $1.7 billion Metrowest water treatment plant, tunnels and covered storage tanks.

Michael McGurl is a Senior Project Manager within the Capital Planning Department. Mike leads a team of project managers responsible for approximately 25 new construction and renovation projects from design development through final closeout. Mike also heads the Accelerated Repair Program, which allocates $50 million in grants annually to preserve existing school buildings with roof, window/door, and boiler replacements. Mike holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of New Hampshire and a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering – Construction Engineering from North Carolina State University.

Event Date, Time & Location:
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
7:30 AM – Registration & Breakfast
8:00 AM – Presentation & Questions
9:00 AM – Questions and Closing

Wentworth Institute of Technology
Beatty Hall, Rm 119 (Back of Cafeteria)
550 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Unfortunately, parking at Wentworth is unavailable. Public parking is available near the Museum of Fine Arts (20 Museum Rd, Boston, MA 02115). Or take the Green Line E Train to Museum of Fine Arts stop.

Please register on line at: Select your event and method of payment. Select: $35 for CMAA members, $50 for non-members, $15 for Public Owners, Registered students attend for free.

Presentation Slides:

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$35.00 Member Ticket

$50.00 Non-Member Ticket

$15.00 Public Owner Ticket

$0.00 Student Ticket

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