Posted on September 13, 2018
(Boston, MA) – BOND, the Northeast’s premier building, civil, utility and energy construction firm announces the hiring of Bruce Brown as Vice President, Southern New England, Civil & Utility. Bruce will oversee the operations of BOND’s C&U Division in Connecticut, Western Massachusetts and affiliated regions. He will focus on strengthening BOND’s services in oil & gas, electric transmission & distribution, power generation and civil infrastructure markets.
Bruce will draw from over 34 years’ construction and business management experience to drive sales and build client relationships throughout the region. With a focus on safety and quality, Bruce is strongly suited for the position with a diverse energy project portfolio. His experience includes gas & electric plants, transmission lines, LNG/CNG delivery, utility plants, renewable energy farms and various industrial projects. He has worked with Eversource, Exelon, Avangrid, Piedmont Gas, UGI Energy Services, Holyoke Gas & Electric, Dominion and TransCanada.
“Bruce will play a key role in the success of BOND in the development of its Southern New England office,” said Thomas Baillie, BOND’s Executive Vice President, Civil & Utility. “He brings strong executive management and a results-proven track record building teams and exceeding client goals in the civil & utility construction markets. We are pleased to have him on board.”
Prior to joining BOND, Bruce was Chief Operating Officer of NG Advantage, where he oversaw gas plant operations, transportation, logistics and future expansion. Previously he was Vice President & General Manager for Cianbro Corporation for the Oil, Gas & Chemical Market. Bruce is a graduate of the University of Connecticut (UConn) and a licensed Electrical Unlimited Contractor E1 in Connecticut and Massachusetts. He currently resides in Thomaston, Connecticut.
Posted on August 30, 2018
(Boston, MA) – BOND, the Northeast’s premier building, civil, utility and energy construction firm celebrated the Topping Off of Stonehill College’s Leo J. Meehan School of Business building. The ceremony marked the last steel beam raised on the new 65,000 SF facility. It was attended by Stonehill faculty, students, administrators and trustees as well as representatives from W.B. Mason and design partners including S/L/A/M Collaborative and Bard Rao + Athanas Consulting Engineers.
Named in honor of W.B. Mason’s CEO and Stonehill alumnus, Leo J. Meehan, the $30 million School of Business building brings together world-class technology and innovative spaces that enhance the College’s already strong programs in accounting, finance, international business, economics, management, marketing and healthcare administration. It features Bloomberg rooms, simulated trading rooms, advanced business innovation studios and maker spaces. It will be completed by fall 2019.
“We are pleased to be part of such an important project that is changing the face of the Stonehill campus.” said Dan Ramos, BOND’s Regional Manager, Southern New England. “There is a wonderful synergy between the project team and Stonehill in delivering this transformative new facility. It’s an honor to stand here today and celebrate this next construction milestone.”
BOND and SLAM recently completed the College’s Academic and Welcome Center prior to the fall semester of the 2018 school year. Other past partnership projects on campus include the Thomas and Mary Shields Science Center. BOND also provided construction management services for the Rev. Mark T. Cregan C.S.C. Athletic and Fitness Center at the Sally Blair Ames Sports Complex.
Posted on August 20, 2018
(Boston, MA) – BOND, the Northeast’s premier building, civil, utility and energy construction firm announces the promotion of Kristan Koch to Chief Financial Officer, Civil & Utility Division. Kristan has over 25 years’ experience within the construction management industry. She joined BOND in January 2017 as division controller and has demonstrated excellent leadership and commitment to building a strong C&U Division finance team.
Kristan will oversee the accounting and financial management of the Division, focused on markets such as oil & gas, electric transmission & distribution, power generation and civil infrastructure. She plays a key role in aligning overall strategy with bottom line performance, engaging with corporate leadership to implement policies and procedures that drive growth and improve operational efficiencies.
“Kristan brings a wealth of industry experience to our team, along with being a sharp leader, motivator and mentor within the organization,” said Tom Baillie, BOND’s Executive Vice President, Civil & Utility Division. “She has the right understanding of our people and client needs and we are thrilled to see her step into this new role.”
Kristan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Utica College and previously held finance positions for Shawmut Design and Construction and Turner Construction. She is co-chair of the BOND Women’s Professional Group and resides in Bradford, Massachusetts.
Posted on August 6, 2018
(Boston, MA) – BOND, the Northeast’s premier building, civil, utility and energy construction firm announces the expansion of its New Haven, Connecticut office. BOND adds a team of professionals to service traditional Building Division clients in the education, healthcare and district energy markets. This announcement comes on the heels of several new project wins for clients such as the University of Connecticut (UCONN) and Yale University.
BOND is pleased to announce the following construction professionals committed to the Connecticut market:
- Tim Peer, P.E., Vice President, District Energy continues to lead a specialized team of professionals focused on delivering complex district energy projects for clients in the higher-education market. Tim has over 25 years’ experience solving the unique challenges and requirements of campus district heating, cooling and microgrid projects. He was recently appointed to the Board of Directors of the International District Energy Association (IDEA).
- John Turner, Project Executive joins Tim Peer, PE as senior leadership on the District Energy Team as part of the Building Division. He brings more than 24 years of utilities construction and project management experience in cogeneration and central utility projects that have spanned across the higher education, manufacturing and pharmaceutical industries. John’s diverse background in the industries of design, operations, maintenance and commissioning have given him a broad understanding of client needs.
- Mark Rollins, Project Superintendent is a proven construction supervisor with onsite management and field supervision experience. He has supervised multiple projects in the fields of healthcare and energy and works effectively with architects, engineers, contractors and inspectors. In his role at BOND, he creates accurate takeoffs and manages contracting, purchasing and invoicing with a high level of skill. He is also well experienced in reading process and instrument drawing (P&ID) and isometric piping drawings.
- Lee Ann Sullivan, LEED AP, Senior Estimator brings her experience and expertise in estimating and preconstruction services within the context of a wide range of delivery methods including construction management at risk, lump sum bid and design build. Lee Ann has led major projects in healthcare, pharmaceutical, education, infrastructure and commercial markets. She is a LEED Accredited Professional and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Engineering Studies from Lafayette College.
- Eric Fontaine, Superintendent has over 10 years’ experience supervising complex projects within the education industry. He oversees the daily construction of BOND projects in institutional, corporate renovations and new construction. He is responsible for the safe management of the site, resolving issues and addressing changes with the owner and designer
- Kevin McConnell, Project Manager brings strong expertise managing construction projects from preconstruction to turnover. With 13 years’ experience, Kevin works cohesively with all members of the project team to oversee project operations including scheduling, procurement, tracking and billing. His project portfolio includes higher-education and K-12 renovations, laboratories, corporate interiors and transportation facilities.
- Dale Burr, Senior Project Manager joined BOND in 2015 and brings strong value to the Connecticut team with over 30 years’ construction management experience. He recently managed the successful completion of UMass Dartmouth’s new School of Marine Science & Technology (SMAST), a $55 million, world-renown facility. Dale centers his projects around forging client partnerships through consistent communication and strong team management, leading to superior construction results.
“We are excited to expand our New Haven, Connecticut office with an exceptional new Building Division Team,” said Daniel Ramos, BOND’s Regional Manager, Southern New England. “We’ve established many successful client relationships and business partnerships throughout Connecticut and Southern New England. This team will allow us to provide the most reliable services to our clients.”
BOND’s Connecticut office is located at 370 James Street, Suite 405, New Haven, CT 06513. The company’s Civil & Utility Division also operates out of this office, providing services for markets such as Civil Infrastructure, Electric T&D and Oil and Gas Services.
For more information on BOND’s New Haven Building Division services, please contact Bo Koloski, Director of Client Services at email@example.com or 401.429.0808.
Posted on July 19, 2018
(Providence, RI) – Providence Public Library (PPL) has engaged BOND, the Northeast’s premier building, civil, utility and energy construction firm, as construction manager for the state’s largest-ever public library renovation beginning later this summer. During an official public announcement on July 13th, PPL unveiled their plans for the new building project. The event was attended by members of Rhode Island’s congressional delegation, including Senator Jack Reed, as well as PPL trustees, executives, major project funders and the project team.
The $25 million project will address required life safety systems upgrades, as well as make major infrastructure improvements to PPL’s downtown buildings (150 Empire Street). The 83,000-square foot project will transform the Library’s 1950s wing, auditorium, and special collection areas to provide 21st-century library services for Providence and Rhode Island residents.
“This renovation plan and the improvements to be made to the Library’s primary service areas are a centerpiece of our ongoing THINK AGAIN Strategic Plan for re-imagining and transforming our library. With these upgrades and modernization of these 65-year-old buildings, we will better be able to deliver the programs and services we’ve outlined to meet the evolving needs of our diverse community of library users in Providence and statewide,” said Jack Martin, PPL Executive Director.
“We are excited about our work and contribution to the City of Providence and the State of Rhode Island as construction manager for the PPL,” said Dan Ramos, Regional Manager, BOND’s Providence Office. “BOND is proud to work with the PPL stakeholders on this transformative civic project.”
“I am thrilled to be working on the PPL project as a lifelong Rhode Islander who has enjoyed the library resources,” said Kim Silvestri, BOND Project Executive. “I am looking forward to continuing our collaborative partnership.”
The project is scheduled to begin this August and take place in stages over approximately 18 months. The project will be funded in part by an $8.8 million grant from the Rhode Island Office of Library and Information Services. An additional approximately $4 million will be announced in the coming weeks. A $200,000 grant from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts will partially fund the renovation of the Auditorium. The Library has undertaken a capital campaign to fund the project and is pleased to announce a leadership gift of $1 million from Rosalyn Sinclair, in addition to other gifts and pledges to date.
“This project is consistent with PPL’s long-standing commitment to provide Rhode Island residents with high-quality, high-impact services and experiences while welcoming all to explore, learn, and achieve their goals,” said Robert Edwards, PPL Board Chair.
The project architect is designLAB of Boston, the same firm that served as the architect for PPL’s 1900 building renovation completed in January 2013.
PPL is an independent, non-profit organization founded in 1875, governed by a Board of Trustees, and supported primarily through private funding sources, including its own PPL Foundation. PPL provides services and resources to more than 152,000 visitors annually. The Library also serves as the Statewide Reference Resource Center holding unique collections and resources. For more information, please visit www.provlib.org.
Posted on June 28, 2018
(Boston, MA) – BOND, the Northeast’s premier full-service construction management and general contracting company, celebrated the Grand Opening of South Cove Community Health Center in Malden. The official ribbon cutting ceremony took place on Tuesday, June 19. It was attended by Malden’s Mayor Gary Christenson, South Cove’s COO, Eric Tiberi and Executive Director, Eugene Welch, the project team and the local community.
The new Center opened its doors with 14,000 square feet of brightly lit, modern clinical spaces. It offers convenient, quality healthcare under one roof including: pediatrics, internal medicine, ob-gyn, optometry, laboratory care and social services staff. An adjacent parking lot offers ample space for 76 vehicles.
“We are pleased to have partnered with the City of Malden, the project team and our long-standing client, South Cove Community Health Center, to deliver this transformative center to the local communities,” said Michael Walsh, BOND’s Vice President of Healthcare & Life Sciences. “The new clinic offers a premier healthcare experience, closer to home, with all of South Cove’s specialized services.”
The new South Cove Community Health Center is located at 277 Commercial Street in Malden, the previous location of the Malden Evening News. BOND also completed the South Cove Community Health Center in Quincy in 2012, another important project that has since expanded the Center’s offerings within these communities.
About South Cove Community Health Center
South Cove Community Health Center is a premier health center in Massachusetts, serving 25,000 children and adults in the Asian community throughout the Boston area. It was founded in 1972 and provides high quality, community-based health care and health promotion programs which are accessible, linguistically and culturally competent. An affiliate of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Children’s Hospital, the Center has five clinics in Boston, Quincy and Malden. For more information please visit www.scchc.org.
Posted on May 23, 2018
North Easton, Mass., – Stonehill College celebrated the groundbreaking of the new Leo J. Meehan School of Business, designed by The S/L/A/M Collaborative (SLAM) and constructed by BOND. The ceremony was attended by members of the College, academic administrators, trustees, students, faculty and the project team.
The new $30 million Leo J. Meehan School of Business will offer 65,000 square feet of cutting-edge technology, adaptive classrooms and collaboration spaces. The building’s Georgian architecture is designed to reflect the true spirit of the Stonehill community and campus, while the interior is designed to encourage innovation and advanced business environments. Completed by fall 2019, it features innovative Bloomberg rooms, simulated trading rooms and advanced business innovation studios with maker spaces. The School will expand the curriculum and encompass the accounting, finance, international business, management, marketing, economics and healthcare administration programs.
“BOND is proud to be part of this exciting project on Stonehill’s campus, continuing our long-standing relationship with the College,” said Dan Ramos, BOND’s Regional Manager, Providence, Rhode Island. “The new Business School will transform the student experience and support the school’s exceptional program for business education. We are pleased to celebrate this next project milestone that will energize the heart of the Stonehill Campus.”
“Stonehill College is experiencing an amazing transformation period and SLAM is proud to preserve and celebrate the architectural story on campus, complemented by interior spaces that support today’s innovative and collaborative learning styles,” says Neil Martin, AIA, SLAM Design Principal. “We are thrilled that construction has begun on this exciting new building and look forward to the ways it will enrich faculty and student life for the Stonehill community.”
BOND and SLAM are also working together on the College’s Academic and Welcome Center, which will be completed by the fall 2018 school year. Other past partnership projects on campus include the Thomas and Mary Shields Science Center. BOND also provided construction management services for the Rev. Mark T. Cregan C.S.C. Athletic and Fitness Center at the Sally Blair Ames Sports Complex. SLAM also designed the latest Campus Master Plan, the new Residence Hall and Campus Foot Bridge.
ABOUT THE S/L/A/M COLLABORATIVE
As a fully-integrated, multi-disciplinary architecture firm, The S/L/A/M Collaborative (SLAM) has a national presence in programming/planning and designing professional schools of medicine, pharmacy, nursing, public health, law, business, science, engineering, and technology. SLAM has recently completed noteworthy projects with clients from the University of Notre Dame, Johns Hopkins University, Emory University, Duke University, University of Texas at Austin, University of Tennessee, Rutgers University and the University of Cincinnati, among others.
SLAM offers architecture, planning, interior design, landscape architecture and site planning, structural engineering and construction services that focus on various market sectors. SLAM has offices in Atlanta, Boston, Glastonbury, CT and Syracuse, NY. For more information on The S/L/A/M Collaborative please visit www.slamcoll.com or call 617.357.1800.
Posted on May 18, 2018
(Boston, MA) – BOND, the Northeast’s premier building, civil, utility and energy construction firm celebrated the Topping Off of the new Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Needham (BID–Needham) Outpatient Clinical Center. The ceremony marked the last steel beam raised on this 37,000 square foot facility. It was attended by members of the BID–Needham community, administrators and staff as well as the BOND project team and design partners including JACA Architects, Bard Rao + Athanas, Souza True & Partners and Nitsch Engineering.
BOND is providing preconstruction and construction management services for the 37,000 SF, four-story building, located at 148 Chestnut Street, Needham, Mass. The Center will provide gastroenterology, cardiology and orthopedic services, as well as an array of medical/surgical specialties and support services. The Center will support an increased number of medical professionals with technology-rich services designed to lower hospital stays and improve the patient experience.
“We are excited to celebrate this important construction milestone,” said Michael Walsh, BOND’s Vice President, Healthcare and Life Sciences. “This is a transformative building for the Needham community, providing world-class medical care and outpatient services closer to home. It’s a pleasure working with BID-Needham and the entire project team.”
The new Outpatient Clinical Center is planned to open in the Spring of 2019 and is the third project delivered by BOND and JACA Architects within the last ten years. Other recent BOND/JACA projects on the BID–Needham campus include the Cancer Center and Surgical Building in 2014 and the BreastCare Center in 2016. These projects are part of the Hospital’s overall strategy to redevelop and transform the Needham campus, bringing state-of-the art care to Boston’s western suburbs.
Posted on May 15, 2018
(Boston, MA) – BOND, the Northeast’s premier building, civil, utility and energy construction firm announces it has received a Construction Management Association of America, New England Chapter (CMAA) Project Achievement Award for the Boston University Joan and Edgar Booth Theatre and Production Center. The project won in the New Construction category at the 24th Annual Awards Ceremony held on May 9, 2018 at the Omni Parker House, Boston.
Within an aggressive fast-track 15-month design and construction schedule, BOND delivered a beautiful multi-functional theatre complex, with innovative spaces and design labs for teaching and producing student theater. Working closely with University stakeholders and design firm Elkus Manfredi Architects, BOND developed a customized project delivery plan that aligned design and budget. Methodologies included Lean Management strategies, a two-phased occupancy approach, off-site prefabrication and early team work to resolve constructability issues and materials selection.
“I was impressed with the dedication and thoughtful approach that went into this challenging project,” said David Flynn, Assistant Vice President of Facilities Management, Boston University. “Through BOND’s preconstruction process and efforts, the project team helped us evaluate all the options and find creative ways to meet our priorities. The team worked diligently, when it became apparent that the original schedule expectations could not be achieved, to come up with an approach to ensure the Theatre and Production Center had a phased in project delivery schedule.”
Creating a solid teaching ground for the College of Fine Arts aspiring theater professionals, the 4-story, 75,000 SF complex is uniquely designed, with an outward slanted glass front façade. The new complex includes a 250-seat black-box theatre, high bay spaces for scenery and prop construction, costume shops, graduate and student studios and faculty offices. A 65,000 SF two-level subsurface parking garage and adjoining parking lot provides space for 290 vehicles with a landscaped plaza. The new building is located at 820 Commonwealth Avenue in Boston.
“We are very pleased to be a part of the CMAA New England Project Achievement Awards,” said David Shrestinian, BOND’s Senior Vice President, Building Division. “This is a project we are especially proud of, with a terrific synergy between the owner, designer and project teams. As we see the excitement on the faces of the students, teachers and faculty in their new signature building, we couldn’t be more pleased with the results. Both the project and the CMAA award are even more meaningful to us, as we were able to collaborate with our esteemed colleague, the late Howard Elkus, whom we miss dearly today.”
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.
Posted on May 2, 2018
(Boston, MA) – BOND, the Northeast’s premier building, civil, utility and energy construction firm, recently celebrated the grand opening of the College of the Holy Cross’ Hart Center at the Luth Athletic Complex in Worcester, Massachusetts. The official dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony took place on Saturday, April 28, 2018. It was attended by members of the College, the BOND project team, faculty, students, alumni and benefactors.
BOND provided construction management services to deliver the $95 million athletic facility, putting the College in the same league as other Division 1 athletic programs. Working closely with design firm Sasaki Associates, BOND constructed a substantial, 138,000 square-foot renovation and a 143,000 square-foot addition to the existing Hart Center. The facility includes a 64,000 SF indoor practice facility with 100 yards of turf field, a 9,500 SF strength and conditioning center and a 3,000 SF space for sports medicine. It includes locker rooms, meeting rooms, offices and an exterior plaza to host events.
“We are especially proud of this building project and its pivotal role in accelerating the Athletics Program for the College,” said Frank Hayes, BOND’s Chief Operating Officer. “Student athletes now have access to a world-class facility that fosters excellence and creates a sense of pride throughout the Holy Cross Community.”
About the College of the Holy Cross
The College of the Holy Cross (holycross.edu), located in Worcester, Massachusetts, is among the nation’s leading liberal arts institutions. A highly selective, four-year, exclusively undergraduate college of 2,900 students, Holy Cross is renowned for offering a rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition. Since its founding in 1843, Holy Cross has made a positive impact in society by graduating students who distinguish themselves as thoughtful leaders in business, professional and civic life.