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  1. 1. May, 2012 1 DBVW Architects at Brown The New Department of Continuing Education May 2012 Cover photos by heidi Gumula – dbvW arChiteCtsInside this Issue FeaturingFacilities News Cobham’s Expansion Underway - Pro Con Architect and CM Boston Society of Wessling Architects Completes TD Garden Eco-Friendly Roof Landscape Architects UMass Lowell, UMBA Breaks Ground on University Suites Residence Hall 2012 Awards Suffolk Begins Phase 2 at Baystate Medical Center Designed by Steffian Bradley Erland Celebrates Groundbreaking - for Concord Hillside Griffin Completes J. Michael Ruane Judicial Ctr Work Richmond Completes Cubist HQ Expansion Featuring MAI Helps Wellesley Plaza Go Green American Council of Engineering CTA Breaks Ground on Two Schools Featuring Companies of Massachusetts P.O. Box 7, Pembroke, MA 02359 Hooksett Market Basket Completed Nauset Begins AFB HQ Engineering Excellence Awards Change Service RequestedArticles Roof Tops - by Bryan Kelly plus Institutions and Schools, Can Site Drainage Be Attractive? by Anne Cruess, ASLA Heathcare Facilities News, Interior Landscape Design - 150 Royall Street Atrium by Nelson Hammer RLA Retail/Commercial News, The Engineers Perspective of AIA 2030 Challenge PART 1 - by Suzanne Robinson, Designing Green and Complete Streets - by Jerry Blumenthal, PE, LEED Green Associate People, Green News, LSD Upgrades Promote Green By Meredith S. Zona, P.E.and James M. Bing, P.E. Calendar and more... www.high-profile.com The Agile Firm: Using the Cloud to Boost Design and Client Service by Stephanie Goldberg AIA, LEED AP
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  3. 3. May, 2012 3 Serving Boston and Surrounding Communities for Over 35 years. H&H Builders is a full service construction firm providing: • Pre-Construction Planning • Construction Management • General Contracting • Design/Build For: Assisted Living Corporate/Commercial Medical/Health Care Retail/Restaurant Academic Financial/Banking • Renovation • Tenant Fit-up • New Construction • Pre-Engineered Buildings STMicroelectronics in Burlington (left and above): Air Worldwide, 131 Dartmouth Street, Boston 149 Buttonwood St. Dorchester, MA 02125 PH: 617-282-1082 | Fax: 617-282-0874 www.hhbuilders.com 24 HOUR RESPONSE SERVICE FOR EMERGENCY MAINTENANCE REPAIRS www.high-profile.com
  4. 4. 4 May, 2012 ADVERTISERS INDEX Subscribe to A/Z Corporation.................................29 Mount Ida College...............................6 High-Profile Monthly Abbot Building Restoration Co., Inc....36 NE Moves Mortgage LLC.................30 all year Abbott-Boyle, Inc..............................16 North Branch........................................8 Alpine Environmental, Inc...................6 Northeast BuildingCover Story: DBVW at Brown University........... 24 American Plumbing & Facilities Management 2012...........5Sections: People.................................... 40 Heating Corporation........................2 O’Brien & Sons.................................14 Upfront:................................... 6 Calendar................................. 42 “B.L. Makepeace...............................21 Old New England Granite .................11 Facilities................................... 9 Focus: Health.................................... 25 Landscapeing............................ 11 G & E Steel Fabricators, Inc..............43 Pare Corporation................................22 Awards................................... 26 Engineering............................. 13 Great In Counters...............................10 Patent (Harsco Infrastructure Connecticut............................. 27 ACEC Awards.......................... 20 H & H Builders, Inc.............................3 Americas)........................................4 Green..................................... 30 BSLA Awards........................... 22 Beals and Thomas, Inc.......................12 PCINE - Precast/Prestressed Concrete In- Education................................ 36 PCINE News............................ 34 Boston Plasterers’ Cement Masons......7 stitute Northeast.................................34 www.high-profile.com Bowdoin Construction.......................17 Rand Stoneworks...............................12 E-mail news releases, advertising queries, articles, calendar listings Buck A Plan.......................................18 Rand Worldwide, Inc.........................35 and announcements, to: editor@high-profile.com CT Rodeo...........................................27 Spilldamn Environmental, Inc...........32 Publishers: Michael Barnes and Kathy Barnes We’ll see EHK Adjorlolo & Associates, Inc........8 Steel Fabricators of New England.......9 Advertising Manager: Mike Marvelli you at Energy Systems & Installations.........42 Structure Tone Inc..............................33Business Development: Anastasia Barnes Account Executive: Annie McEvoy NEBFM! Existing Conditions Survey, Inc........25 Tesla Syetems, Inc.............................18 Lucy Harry R. Feldman, Inc.........................7 TFMoran, Inc.....................................16 CT Account Executive: Jessica Sacco Consultants: RAB Associates High-Profile Monthly accepts no responsi- Hybrid Parking Garages.....................24 Topaz Engineering Supply, Inc..........20 Art Direction & Design: bility for typographical errors or omissions Ideal Concrete Block Company, Inc... 10 Valleycrest..........................................13 Sandra Guidetti of ads. We will reprint, without charge, that Proofing Editor: part in which the error occurs if it affects the LAB Architects..................................33 Vanderweil Engineers........................14 value of the ad. Credit for errors made only Peggy Dostie Lerner Ladd Bartels...........................36 Warner Larson Landscape Architects... 11 for first insertion. The advertiser or agency P.O. Box 7, Pembroke, MA 02359 seeking the services of High-Profile Monthly Express Delivery: Markham + DeRentis Associates.......23 Wentworth Institute of Technology......9 will indemnify and save harmless claims, 615 School St., Pembroke, MA 02359 Phone: (781) 294-4530 lawsuits, damages or expenses, including Marr......................................................8 Wessling Architects..............................4 Fax: (781) 293-5821 attorney’s fees and costs that may arise from Metro Walls, Inc.................................17 E-Mail: editor@high-profile.com publication of the advertiser’s ads. 1one integrated design—one beautiful result. Wessling Architects How can you execute a successful building project, avoiding all the usual hassles, and fullfilling your original vision of has it all covered beautiful, effective architecture? The solution is to address the entire project as one integrated design. under one roof. 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  6. 6. 6 May, 2012 Lamb First to Receive CHC Designation Portland, ME - Kathryn struction management experience Lamb has earned the designa- throughout New England, Lamb tion of certified healthcare con- is currently a project manager at structor (CHC) by the American Consigli Construction Co., Inc. Hospital Association (AHA) of Portland. Her current and most Certification Center. recent projects include Central The CHC is a national Maine Medical Center’s multi- credential that distinguishes an phased renovation and addition Wood President of INCE/USA individual as being among the elite in the healthcare construc- Kathryn Lamb in Lewiston and Maine Medical Center’s Emergency Department Cambridge, MA - Eric J. W. ents outstanding in the field of tion profession. She is the first renovation and expansion, new Wood has been named president noise control engineering. person in the state of Maine to East Tower Women & Infant Care of the Institute of Noise Control He is a principal at Acen- achieve the designation and one of only 18 Building, central utility plant, helipad, and Engineering of the USA (INCE/ tech Inc in Cambridge, where he in all of New England. new parking garage in Portland. USA), a professional organiza- directs and provides technical With more than 12 years of con- Suffolk Featured On ‘Top’ List tion that promotes engineering contributions to engineering and solutions to environmental, prod- environmental projects related uct, machinery, industrial, and primarily to the measurement, other noise problems. evaluation, and control of noise Boston - Suffolk ranked an impressive No. 11 on Modern Healthcare’s 2012 Wood has served INCE/ Eric Wood and vibration during the design, “Top Construction Management Companies” list. This prestigious list is based on USA as a vice president and construction, and operation of ma- the publication’s annual Construction and Design Survey, which ranks construc- board member. He also serves jor energy systems and transpor- tion management companies by their 2011 dollar volume for completed healthcare as president of the INCE Foundation, tation and industrial facilities. projects. which provides financial support to recipi- Photo by Acentech. Melaine Sprigler Joins CMAA Newire Recent Awards Boston, - New England Women Year Award - Susan Shelby, Rhino Pub- McLean, VA - Melaine L. Sprigler geting, and forecasting and lead human in Real Estate (NEWiRE) held its 2012 lic Relations; Suzanne King Public Ser- has joined the Construction Management resources among other functions. Achievement Awards and 30th anniversary vice Award - Tabetha McCartney, Jewish Association of America as vice president Most recently Sprigler served as celebration recently at The Fairmont Cop- Community Housing for the Elderly; Pro- of finance and administration. chief financial officer for the US Ap- ley Plaza Hotel in Boston. Janet Wu, news fessional Service Award - Sarah Lagosh, Sprigler, who is a certified pub- ple Association in Vienna, Va. She is a anchor and reporter for WHDH-TV, NBC Eastdil Secured, LLC.; Networking Award lic accountant, brings to CMAA more member of the National Association of Boston emceed the event. - Aurora Cammarata, Spagnolo Gisness & than 15 years’ experience and expertise Professional Women (NAPW) and the The following awards were pre- Associates, Inc.; Patricia Forbes, Diversi- in non-profit operations. 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  7. 7. May, 2012 7S/L/A/M Labor and Material Analysis Pare Promotes Engineering Careers End of 1st Quarter 2012 Lincoln, RI - Professional engineers from Pare Corpora- tion (PARE), an engineering firm headquartered in Lincoln, recent- ly made presentations to middle school students at Woonsocket Middle School (Villa Nova) and Lincoln Middle School. The purpose of the visits was to edu- cate and encourage the students to consider civil engineering as a career choice. Cari Powers Orsi and Kev- in Champagne, both licensed pro- fessional engineers, brought the construction plans they helped Kevin Champagne and Cari Powers Orsi, during a pre- develop for each of the middle sentation at Lincoln Middle School. schools and explained how engi- neering is a key component in the Orsi and Champagne talked to all planning and building of a school. of the eighth graders at Lincoln Middle “Because we were the engineer of School through several presentations over record for both the Woonsocket and Lin- the course of two different days. They also coln Middle Schools, they were the logi- met with one class of advanced science stu- cal choice for our public outreach in con- dents at Woonsocket Middle School. Published by The S/L/A/M Collaborative Construction Services with permissions from the copyright owners nection with National Engineers Week,” “I guess they found value in the pre- (as credited) said Trish Teeter, marketing coordinator at sentation, because they’ve invited us back ENR Building Cost Index - National Average - Holding Steady PARE. “We were able to show the students for Science Night in April!” said Orsi, ENR Building Cost Index Forecast - Trending Upward the actual plans for their own school sites, speaking of a request from Woonsocket 2012 +2.30 talk about the challenges that we dealt with Middle School science teacher, Maryhelen at each site, and show progress photos of Chiulli. 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  8. 8. 8 May, 2012 High-Profile: Publisher’s Message by Michael Barnes Cannon Design on Cost Trends One of the more telling statistics in Can- non Design’s recent report was the predicted escala- tion rates for the period ending December 2012. Like most of the nation, all of north eastern United States shows an increase of 1% to 3% except Greater Boston, which shows an increase of 2% to 4%. Cannon Design’s cost estimating team in- vites you to read about the latest cost trends and how they influence con- Our mission: To provide a level of value, quality and struction through their service that is unrivaled in the construction industry. online newsletter at: www.cannondesign.com/ ecamp/2012/Cost_Trends/ April_2012/hepg1.html. According to the newsletter, “Materials: Graphs from Cannon Design April 2012 Newsletter Due to increasing world (prices listed in Canadian dollars) demand, oil prices will continue their rise despite to trend down. Drywall and lumber will Design by JSA, Inc. the temporary easing that should continue continue to trend down or stay flat as long Recently Completed Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital, Portsmouth, NH throughout the summer. as the housing market continues to slump.” “While it is common knowledge that North Branch Construction, Inc. oil affects all construction material prices (603) 224-3233 . FAX (603) 225-7165 due to increased shipping costs, oil has an www.northbranch.net even greater effect on products that utilize petroleum in their production. Building products, such as asphalt and water proof- ing membranes, continue to see price in- MARR                                                                          creases greater than other building materi- als. Steel and concrete pricing has trended up while materials more dependent on residential construction demand, continue Restoration   R e n o v a t i o n    Hydro Mobile:  Masonry  I  Window Work                                             engineering  I  design    Facade Removal and Replacement  erection  I  dismantling    AERIAL LIFTS FROM 10’ TO 170’    SECTIONAL FRAME  I  SHORING   SYSTEMS SCAFFOLD   ROLLING TOWERS  I  TUBE & CLAMP  SUSPENDED SCAFFOLD   I  DEBRIS CHUTES    SCAFFOLD ENCLOSURES  PEDESTRIAN PROTECTION      HYDRO MOBILE MAST CLIMBERS    lullofboston.com  marrscaffolding.com www.high-profile.com
  9. 9. May, 2012 9 High-Profile: Facilities Development News UMass Lowell, UMBA Break Ground on University Suites Residence Hall Lowell, MA - UMass Lowell, theUMass Building Authority (UMBA), andcommunity leaders broke ground on thenew University Suites residence hall, a$54 million, state-of-the-art building thatwill bring the number of resident studentsto 50%. The 148,000sf hall will includefour- and six-bed units, kitchen/loungeareas, study rooms, an outdoor courtyard,and more. “The University Suites not only ful-fill a great need for more student housing,but offer students the best in campus liv-ing,” said Katherine Craven, executivedirector of the UMass Building Author-ity. “The building is state-of-the-art and New University Suites residence hall energy-efficient, while remaining true in also grown. Research shows that students Apartment-style housing for 510 students its architecture and appearance to the tex- who live on campus are more apt to be aca- adjacent to south campus, under construc- tile and industrial histories of Lowell.” demically successful and the entire campus tion by a private developer, is also sched- Slated to open in fall 2013, Univer- community is more cohesive when a great- uled to open in fall 2013. sity Suites will be the first new residence er percentage of students lives on campus. The UMass Building Authority is hall constructed on campus since 1989 Currently, 40% of undergraduates live in managing the project in partnership with and represents a new model of campus university housing, up from 28% five years Joslin, Lesser + Associates Inc. of Water- housing in an all-suites building. The new ago; the goal is to reach 50%,” said Chan- town. The building’s architect is ADD Inc. residence hall will be constructed in part cellor Marty Meehan. of Boston. Walsh Brothers of Boston is theParticipating in the groundbreaking are with recycled materials and with the goal The residence hall will accommo- building’s construction manager. The proj- l-r: UMass Lowell Chancellor Marty of maximum energy efficiency throughout, date 472 students, propelling the university ect is just one of several under way that are Meehan, State Representative Thomas striving for LEED Silver certification. to its goal of a 50-50 split between resident transforming the UMass Lowell campus. Golden, UMBA Board Member Frank “With student enrollment now top- and commuter students, a priority identi- Seven new facilities are scheduled to openCallahan, and UMBA Executive Director ping 15,000, up 37% over the past five fied by Chancellor Marty Meehan shortly in the next two years. Katherine Craven. years, the demand for student housing has after he was named to the post in 2007. Invest in The Steel your Fabricators of New England (SFNE) bottom Want You To line. Buy American The next time you are in the market for a steel fabricator please consider hiring a TRAIN YOUR WORKFORCE New England based firm. Create a custom program for your employees with Wentworth that fits your firm’s needs, schedule and budget. Join some of Boston’s leading employers who have New England fabricators are losing discovered the value of Wentworth Corporate education. jobs and federal dollars to non- • Customized programs fit your schedule, • Taught by experienced industry American companies. Help save budget and training needs practitioners businesses and jobs right here in • Stay current with emerging technologies • Designed for all levels, from apprenticeships to advanced New England. Do your part to • Training at your site, Wentworth, or both management training rebuild our economy. Hire a New England fabricator today! Call or email for a Free Training Needs Assessment: 617-830-1170 | corporatetraining@wit.edu For more information on SFNE’s Buy American Campaign call (603) 766-7363. 550 Huntington Avenue | Boston, MA 02115 wit.edu/continuinged www.high-profile.com
  10. 10. 10 May, 2012 High-Profile: Facilities Development NewsLaFreniere Architects Breaks Ground Cobham’s Expansion Under Way Powissett Lodge at Hale Reservation Pro Con Architect and CM Exeter, NH – The steel framing is under way for Cob- ham Antenna System’s Mi- crowave Components group’s expansion at its manufacturing facility in Exeter. Pro Con Inc of Manchester is the architect and construction manager for the expansion project, which will add 105,000sf to the com- pany’s existing 80,000sf manu- facturing facility. Rendering of Cobham Antenna System’s expansion The new two-story addi- tion will consist of 70,000sf of First-floor ribbon windows will bring manufacturing space on the first floor and light into the manufacturing area, and sec- 35,000sf of office and conference room ond floor clerestory windows and a cantile- space on the second floor. The manufactur- vered curtain wall will allow natural light Rendering of new Powissett Lodge ing space will have a 20-foot height clear- into the office space. As part of the build- ance to accommodate specialized equip- ing expansion, Pro Con Inc has designed Westwood, MA - LaFreniere Ar- rustic in appearance, in keeping with the ment. a new main entrance, whichchitects has broken ground on the new reservation’s vernacular, and includes includes a lobby, receptionPowissett Lodge at Hale Reservation in clerestory fenestration and large areas of area, and passenger elevator.Westwood. The new structure replaces the glazing to bring abundant natural light into The design-build ex-former lodge building that was tragically the space. The design allows for expansion pansion is incorporatinglost to fire a year ago. The building is sited in future phases to include potential addi- environmentally beneficialnear Noanet Pond within the beautiful pre- tional classroom spaces and meeting areas. strategies, including the in-served reservation. Within a very short time frame, the stallation of energy-efficient, The new structure will be used to construction and design team, including low-e glass windows and low-house day-camp and scouting activities LaFreniere Architects, Spectrum System flow fixtures, and the buildingwithin its large function hall. The function Builders, and Johnson Structural Engineer- is expected to exceed energyhall, kitchen, and bathroom facilities will ing, was assembled to create a new design code requirements for energyalso serve as event space for additional ac- and start construction on the lodge so as to efficiency. Pro Con Inc begantivities associated with the camp. minimize the impact on this year’s summer the project in December 2011 The structure employs heavy-timber activities and programs. Completion of the and has scheduled a Septem-construction, leaving trusses and wood first phase is anticipated in mid-June. ber 2012 completion date.structure exposed. The building will be Steel framing is under way PAV E R S B Y I D E A L St. Raphael Parish, Medford, MA The Solution to Stormwater Runoff is Right Under Your Feet Aqua-Bric® and Eco-Stone® Permeable Pavement Ideal permeable pavers offer built-in technology - the pavement and base act as a stormwater treatment system that reduces or eliminates runoff to reduce pollutants and improve water quality. ■ High-strength 9000 psi pavement ■ Easy to clean and maintain ■ Freeze-thaw and snow-plow safe ■ Qualifies for LEED® credits ■ ADA compliant - firm, stable, slip-resistant ■ Cost competitive to conventional pavements Ideal Concrete Block Company, Inc. www.IdealConcreteBlock.com Serving New England Since 1923 CALL 1-800-24-IDEAL FOR A PERMEABLE LUNCH & LEARNwww.high-profile.com
  11. 11. May, 2012 11 High-Profile Focus: Landscaping Perry Schoolyard Receives BSLA Merit Award Award in Design Designed by Landscape Architect Warner Larson Boston, MA - In March 2012, the tube for the “captain” to communicate with ploration meander through the woodland,Perry Schoolyard received the Boston crew out back. The two-lane sand-colored sunny, and wet meadow. An armature,Society of Landscape Architects’ Merit painted track with metric measurements sundial, thermometers, wind-vane, waterAward in Design. Designed by Warner and phases of the moon, surrounds the source, and digging area are some of theLarson, Inc., a Boston-based landscape ar- open play area which hosted the Reebok lab components provided in the outdoorchitectural firm, the Perry Schoolyard was “BOKS Kids” event on October 12 2011. classroom. A nautical flagpole designed ascompleted in 2010. The Perry School cur- The outdoor classroom (OC) has a the “boat’s” mast recently served as the fo-rently serves 240 students in grades K-8. custom boat-shaped work table and seat- cal point in a ceremony honoring heroes of The schoolyard was an expanse of ing arranged in rows of wood pilings, 9/11. The OC has even been used for com-asphalt paving with no play structures or along with a custom lighthouse storage munity yoga and scavenger hunts!furnishings and very few plants. Through a shed, raised planters, and compost area. Maritime quotations are engraved inconsensus-based community process with Wood logs, stumps, and boulders provide boulders at “Spectacle Island,” includingthe school, neighborhood, Boston School- informal seating, and stone paths for ex- one from the school’s namesake “Oliveryard Initiative, and the city, the designteam created a schoolyard and outdoorclassroom full of educational and recre- The elliptical track is the organizing elementational components. The Harbor Islands nautical theme isinspired by the school’s strategic seaside Hazard Perry,” a US Navy Commodorelocation and creates a playful connection (1785-1819). The Perry Shark (school’swith its surroundings. The elliptical track mascot) is integrated into one of the OCis the organizing element linking play ar- gates and on the wind vane atop the school-eas on the symbolic harbor islands around a yard entry gate (from E. 8th St) completebig blue “harbor” painted on the pavement. with “shark bites” in the sign edges.The outdoor classroom with maritime el- The collaborative approach involv-ements wraps around the schoolyard with ing the teachers, students, administration,buffering seashore plantings. “George’s and neighbors throughout the design pro-Island” provides active play for 5- to cess fostered a strong sense of pride and12-year-olds with challenging web, rock, ownership, which is vital to the long-termand bar climbers within a pentagon “fort” care of this space. Since the project’spattern in the rubber surfacing. “Thomp- completion, the South Boston Neighbor-son Island” allows for imaginative play for hood House and Youth Build are assistingchildren aged 5 years and younger, with a with the seasonal maintenance. In addition,custom boat complete with a ship’s wheel community fundraising and volunteer ef-and signal flags, a balance beam, and a talk Play Yard Photos by Julio Cedano photography forts are under way for future projects. 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  12. 12. 12 May, 2012 High-Profile Focus: Landscaping Interior Landscape Design - 150 Royall Street Atriumby Nelson Hammer table seating area for enjoying lunches, and As an advocate and practitioner of several small nooks for private conversa-the discipline of interior landscape design, tions. The landscape palette, rather thanI have a great deal of trouble rationalizing the more typical palms and other species the current reality associated with tropical climates, consists that living plants in of many species that recall a northern tem- buildings have not perate woodland climate, such as pines and yet been fully em- massed ground covers that help make the braced as an integral New England residents using the facility to component of the United States Green Continued on page 15 Seating area for enjoying lunches. Building Council (USGBC) LEED tions for the inclusion of plants in indoor certification. My in- environments: The presence of plants has Nelson Hammer dustry colleagues been found to increase employee pro- and I have long ductivity and attendance; to lower bloodasked, “How can a building be green with pressure; to reduce stress; and to increaseno plants in it?” It appears that is about to humidity in a space, particularly duringchange. It is currently possible to receive the winter. When I was retained to designLEED credits for specifying living walls the interior landscape in the atrium at 150and other unusual interior landscape ap- Royall Street in Canton, I was careful toplications as “innovations in design,” and consider these benefits. Originally con-since the inclusion of living plants in build- ceived as the new headquarters for One-ings has been known for decades to clean Beacon Insurance Group, the Royall Streetindoor air (a study published by NASA building was comprehensively renovatedin 1989 demonstrated that many common in 2006 by a project team headed by Mar-house plants remove carcinogens such gulies Perruzzi Architects. OneBeacon se-as formaldehyde, benzene, trichloroeth- lected this location, in part, to take advan-ylene, and other VOCs [volatile organic tage of its generous atrium space and turncompounds] from sealed indoor test vol- it into an interior garden that would serveumes), it is hoped that the USGBC will as a workspace amenity for its local staff.soon include specific LEED credits for in- The atrium contains a number ofterior plants to mitigate indoor air quality densely planted, on-grade planter beds, aissues as well; that is, provide credits for water feature with enough moving water tomore general uses of plants indoors. create a muted level of white noise, a mez- There are a number of other justifica- The atrium contains a number of on-grade planter beds. zanine seating area, bench seating, a large BEALS+THOMAS Civil Engineers I Landscape Architects I Land Surveyors I Planners I Wetland Scientists DREAM  CREATE “PLACE-MAKING” WITH AN ENVIRONMENTAL ETHIC SINCE 1984 Offices: Southborough + Plymouth T (508)366-0560 www.btiweb.comwww.high-profile.com
  13. 13. May, 2012 13 High-Profile Focus: Engineering Roof Tops Can Site Drainage Be Attractive? When it comes to a weathertight building Civil Engineers and Landscape Architects work envelope it’s all about the flashing schedule together to solve storm water runoff issuesby Bryan Kelly ing what I like to call “regional deficit dis- by Anne Cruess, ASLA In keeping a building weathertight, order.” In the not so distant past, storm waterroof-related flashing schedules can help en- What’s exactly does that mean? Con- from parking lots, roofs and roads did notsure the long-term integrity of the proper- sider this example: require treatment once it left its place of ties you manage and Recently, a large condominium com- origin. The run off found its way to streams, maintain. plex in eastern Massachusetts put out an ponds and ground water without concern or New England RFP seeking remedial solutions for severe constraint on the quality or quantity of the weather is notori- water penetration problems associated with discharge. This practice contributed to ero- ously variable, with virtually every one of its 54 residential sion and degradation of the quality of our extremes of tempera- units. A professional engineering firm from watersheds. ture and precipitation southern New Hampshire with long experi- All levels of government are now creating punishing ence in multi-unit housing made a site visit involved with storm water management conditions. Even followed by a careful review of property practices. From EPA to local conservation extended periods of building plans. boards, the way storm water is dealt with Bryan Kelly mild weather can cre- Here’s what was found: Without ben- is highly regulated. The effective design of ate hazards: Consider efit of an engineering analysis the property storm water flow, retention and cleansingan older, shingle-style roof when exposed developer had chosen an architectural de- facilities is one of the primary jobs of the Green Pavement at French-Atwoodto the high temperatures and degrading ef- sign used exclusively in southern states. On civil engineers and landscape architects at Marketplace in Bedfordfects associated with direct sunlight. examination it was deemed entirely inap- TFMoran Inc. and it can make or break a project. In later years underground infiltration Shingles can become brittle, splay, propriate for use in New England, where The early storm water treatment sys- systems became popular, but they were veryand crack while hip lines separate. Further, ice and snow build-up are major factors. tems were quite simple and usually consist- expensive to install and maintain. The ideawhat goes unobserved in summer can be- Commonly repeated design features, ed of a grassy trench located at the lowest behind these was to capture the runoff fromcome a major problem as the ice and snow including multiple gable and valley con- parking lots (and other impervious areas) elevation of the site. Run off from parkingof winter penetrate roofing underlayment. figurations with abutting cheek walls led in big underground concrete boxes which lots and other paved areas would simply Some mistake obvious failures in to excessive accumulation of precipitation; be allowed to flow into these trenches and would allow a slow percolation of the stormroofing construction with siding issues, es- inadequate gutters and downspouts limited be “cleansed” by the grass. Although this water into the groundwater. Although thispecially improperly installed vinyl or even carry off. Compounding the error of choos- treatment option is still viable, what if the system encouraged more creative use of afiber cement products. A failing roof can ing a design intended for southern climes, lowest elevation of a site is up front and site, the expense was high. Over the yearsalso be a function of improper installation internal attic geometry limited proper inte- painfully visible? Not many property own- the concrete boxes were replaced by rigidor shabby design. But there are other fac- rior ventilation. ers, especially retail establishments, want plastic “tubes” that were easier, more flex-tors, as well. Effectively, the developer had their customers greeted by a murky trench, ible and cheaper to build and maintain. Some roofs begin life in New Eng- which can fill up with trash and be difficultland suffering from built-in issues, includ- Continued on page 39 to maintain. 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