Improving the Way Things are Done.™
The best part of our job is helping our clients find solutions. Thirteen years and thousands of projects later, there are so many great project stories to tell. Here are just a few.View more projects
Central Utilities / Infrastructure
Verizon, 375 Pearl Street
L’Oreal NJ Headquarters
Tiffany & Co.
NAVFAC, Building 176
If we invited you to our water cooler – what would we be talking about? Plenty! Our industry is changing quickly, and we are keeping pace with the latest trends.
Last night we sponsored the 2013 USGBC MA LEED Project Showcase event. We celebrated the development of 200+ LEED certified projects in MA since 2012. We submitted the recently completed Nitch Engineering project, which earned LEED Gold certification. (Other projects featured that we also worked on included InterGen and Google). What made this event more fun was that it was held at Google’s office – we designed the MEP systems for that space!
Tom Doherty was on a panel this morning for Bisnow's 2nd Annual Northern Virginia Data Center Summit event in Reston, VA. Tom highlighted efficiency and modularity in data centers. He also talked about a growing trend where companies are considering lower tier data centers even though they’re less reliable because they may be able to move their data to another site if there’s a service interruption.
Ray Doyle moderated a panel discussion at the IFMA World Workplace conference in Philadelphia this morning. The panel focused on business continuity risks specific to financial institutions. The panel presented case studies from recent events, ranging from electrical fires to hurricanes, and discussed lessons learned and mitigation strategies going forward.
This nice article was posted today on boston.com about the new Zipcar HQ in Cambridge that was just completed. If this project seems like it was a fun one to work on, that is true – we loved this project!
Welcome Gerry Brown to our corporate team in the role of chief financial officer. We’re growing! We created this new role and are really pleased to have Gerry fill it!
Nine of the engineer-athletes from our Boston office ventured out Thompson Island today to participate in a trail run. This event supports education programs that improve students’ academic success and helps to build self-confidence, leadership and teamwork skills. Our team included Mike Quigley, Jose Lozano, Alex Quinn, Susan Brash, Kevin Hatcher, Al Florez, Dan Duval, Tom Broderick and Joe Swankowski.
Our Partners HealthCare project at 100 Cambridge Street was awarded LEED CI Silver level certification. Jay Cardinal was our PM for the project, Margulies Peruzzi was the architect.
Welcome Kristen Pecci to our NY team! Kristen has an education in theater lighting, and has great experience in electrical engineering as well as expediting. She also has great experience with BIM – so that will be her primary focus on our team.
Guy Cleveland was elected Chairman of the Board of Boys Town New York. Guy has been active in the organization since 2008 and has enhanced the organization’s public standing. He has led its Golf Tournament Committee since 2008. Boys Town New York provides life-changing care that produce positive outcomes for at-risk youth.
Welcome to the team to Matt Nix, our newest electrical engineer in our DC office! Matt was a chef before becoming an engineer; we’re glad that he made that career change!
Our Akamai project on the 2nd floor at 8 Cambridge Center was just awarded LEED CI Gold level certification. In an unusual twist on this certification process, the USGBC awarded us five more points than we applied for during the re-submittal. What earned the extra points was our documentation for HVAC Efficiency for both equipment efficiency and proper zoning and controls. Jay Cardinal was our PM.
We’re really glad to welcome Kevin O’Malley to our fire protection team in our Boston office. With 26 years of experience, Kevin is a wonderful expert to add to our team!
Congrats Mike Quigley who earned the recognition of Crossfit Southie’s Member of the Month!
Our IT team just got the great news that our team has been awarded four new Tripadvisor.com projects! Two in New York City, one in Needham, MA and one in Tokyo.
Welcome Victoria Ivicek to our DC office.
Two great new hires joined our team today – welcome to Steve Czarnecki, Project Plumbing Engineer, and Ayoluwa (Luwa) Nurse, Accounting Coordinator.
Not deterred by the heat or the challenging obstacles (ice bath!) eight of our team members finished the Tough Mudder held outside of Boston. Congrats Angel Aviles, Dan LoFrisco, Nick Yacovone, Terry Kagler, Vincent Bernard, Fran Coffey, Michael Quigley and Jay Cardinal!
Congratulations to Jonathan Burke for earning his PE license!
We love the energy they bring, so are very excited to have our 2013 class of summer interns starting today. Welcome to: Chris Ariante (Stevens Institute of Technology), Christian Saley (Stevens Institute of Technology), Drew Zahradka (Stevens Institute of Technology), Michael Martin (University of Massachusetts), Hank DeSanti (Auburn University), DJ Bonifacic (Stevens Institute of Technology), Eric Proos (Stevens Institute of Technology), Katharine Gausseres (Penn State) and Andrew Payne (University of Maryland).
Two members of our team – Greg Brenner and Karleigh Burns – spent Memorial Day weekend working with Verizon Real Estate to avert a potentially catastrophic service failure caused by a water main break and flood in their Georgetown office.
A job well done! Our team just finished our final punchlist of the Red Hat project in Westford, MA which included a 100,000 sq. ft. office space and 5,000 sq. ft. lab space.
Here’s a great example of how energy efficiency projects can really payoff: we’ve been working with MedImmune to make their MEP systems more efficient. The result? Savings of over $1 million in gas and electric costs over the span of one year. They also earned a one-time $500,000 rebate from PEPCO called the PEPCO Incentive.
Always happy to welcome new members to our team! Welcome Dan Duval, a mechanical engineer, to our Boston office.
Winning a new project once is fun – and in this case, we won the project twice! In 2006 we won a project to provide IT design for the Hotel Richmond in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Because of a rough economy, the project was put on hold. It took a few years, but we were just rewarded the project and plan to start work later this month.
The Nitsch Engineering project was featured as the project of the month in the NEREJ.
Our team learned today that the Nitsch Engineering project in Boston earned LEED-CI v3.0 Gold certification from the USGBC. We provided the MEP design and LEED certification support. Happy to have been part of this team effort!
Welcome Jonathan Burk, and Associate and Project Mechanical Engineer to our DC office team!
The big real estate news in NYC today is that L’Oreal and SAP just signed leases at Hudson Yards. We’re really proud to have been on the teams for both L’Oreal and SAP to help with the review of the technical aspects of their leases. A nice article here about the projects.
No one loves to learn new things more than David Bonifacic. He’s always taking classes, reading, attending seminars, etc. He spent the last couple of days in a National Balancing Council class and passed his exam to be a Certified Test & Balance Supervisor. What’s next?!
TD Ameritrade learned today that their Almonte Springs, FL bank branch earned LEED Silver Certification from the USGBC. We provided the MEP design and LEED certification support. Happy to have been part of this team effort!
We love great feedback! Today we received outstanding marks across the board in the CCASS evaluation from PWD Washington for the Navy Yard Building 176 project. Our team worked with Washington Refrigeration Group to renovate two floors of the building.
Tonight The International Interior Design Association New England (IIDA) awarded the Verizon Innovation Center the Best Research/Lab Design Award at their annual awards event. We’re proud to have been part of the project team with Nelson, John P. Moriarty & Associates, Downstream Design & Technology, Cavanaugh Tocci Associates, and Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design.
Happy National Engineers Week! To all of the great engineers on our team – thank you for hard work, creative ideas and making this a fun place to be.
We’re really excited to have been awarded a data center development project with Gulf Bridge International (GBI) and Newroz Telecom in Erbil, Kurdistan.
The project will support the new fiber-to-home services program in Kurdistan, Iraq and offer colocation space for Iraqi banks, oil companies and government clients.
Welcome Ted Blackinton, Senior Engineer, to our commissioning team!
Congratulations to Julie Pampuch – on finishing her 5th marathon and setting an 18 minute PR. Kudos for a great effort on recharting your course after the NYC marathon was cancelled and running an impressive race in Miami.
We just learned that the project that our Capital One Wilmington Call Center project earned two Green Globes! Capital One goal for the project was to earn one, and we helped them get two! The Green Globe program’s goal is to advance the overall environmental performance and sustainability of commercial buildings.
A welcome back is in order! After taking some time away from the corporate world to work for the Loudon County Public School District, Brian LeBlanc has rejoined our DC team.
Welcome to Craig Kallé, a newly appointed Principal. He may be a familiar face – Craig has been in the industry for 35 years.
Great way to start off the new year – with a new team member on our marketing team. Welcome Alex Quinn, Marketing Coordinator, to our Boston office.
In recognition of hard work and contribution to our mission of Improving the Way Things are Done, the following individual have been promoted:
Jason Cardinal, Associate Principal (Boston)
Michael McGagh, Senior Associate (Boston)
Julie Pampuch, Managing Director (New York)
Jimmy Smith, Associate Principal (Washington, DC)
Introducing the Explorer
Clients and colleagues often ask us general questions about MEP systems and design. And that got us thinking that it would be great if there were a resource to find answers to those frequently asked questions. There are such resources with different pieces of the MEP puzzle, but none that put all of the pieces together. So we created our own – the Explorer. It’s a fun interactive drawing which shows all of the systems working together behind the walls and above the ceilings.
Topic: Implications of New Special Inspection Requirements for Facility Owners
Owners doing construction projects are now required to hire accredited Special Inspectors directly. They should be happy about this change because it means an increased level of independence to achieve a finished project that reflects the approved design. This white paper outlines what Owners need to be aware of when hiring a Special Inspector, including where to find an accredited firm, and when to engage the Special Inspector in order to maintain their project schedules.
Topic: Considerations for Deploying Containerized Data Center Solutions
Container solutions offer new possibilities for the construction of data centers, providing the benefit of high-density power and cooling systems within a compact footprint. But is this the best solution for your project? In this white paper, Michael Quigley outlines factors that should be considered, including power and chilled water availability, the local approval process, the ability to integrate the container systems into the existing building systems, site work, the PUE, and why it matters what your operational staff thinks.