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INDUSTRY NEWS BREAKING NEW A.P. Construction is progressing on a municipal renovation and new construction project. Stamford, Conn.-based A.P. Construction Co., a division of The Ashforth Company, recently began a renovation and new construction project in Hamden, Conn. The project includes a 50,000-square-foot renovation of the existing Memorial Town Hall, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Buildings and also houses the existing fire station. In addition, A.P. Construction will build a three-story, 37,000-squarefoot police station. The new building will extend the streetscape of this historic building to the west, while providing a defined new entrance for the police headquarters that will hold a total of 75 employees once completed. In addition, a two-level, 40,000-square-foot parking garage will be added along with road improvements to Route 10. The project is expected to be completed in the summer of 2011 and will seek LEED silver certification. “This will be the third police station that A.P. Construction has completed over the last several years, and we’re delighted to partner with the Town of Hamden to complete what will be a secure, state-of-the-art and sustainable facility for its community,” Senior Vice President Nicholas S. Everett says. The Coral Gables, Fla.-based Cornerstone Group, has announced the delivery of the first building in the second phase of construction at Preserve at Boynton Beach, a 180-unit townhome and villa community offering two- and three-bedroom residences with attached garages. The first building consists of four villas and eight townhomes. Currently, 54 units in five buildings have been completed, with 136 units in 10 buildings remaining. “The delivery of this building is a significant milestone in the project and an exciting moment for the residents who continue to monitor the development progress of their new home and community,” Executive Vice President and partner Mara Mades says. g Dispute Resolution: Dec. 3 Construction Management Association of America Webinar: Forums for Resolving Construction Disputes When the parties to a construction contract are unable to resolve a change order request, the decision to pursue the matter beyond the administrative remedies defined in the contract can turn out to be either a worthwhile investment or throwing good money after bad. Often the difference is related to the forum that has been chosen to resolve the dispute. As a result, contractors and owners and the attorneys who represent them – need to be familiar with the different options that exist for resolving construction disputes. This webinar will focus on certain key aspects of these various forums as they relate specifically to construction disputes. It will include a discussion of the most important considerations for choosing a dispute resolution forum, including the legal requirements and practical considerations that apply to each. Specifically, the teleconference will provide the pros and cons of the various forums from the perspective of the legal/expert team representing a party in dispute. This unique perspective will include a discussion of the level of preparation that is appropriate for the chosen forum. At the conclusion of the session, attendees will understand the key attributes of negotiation, dispute review boards, mediation, arbitration and litigation and how these compare in the context of their own unique situation. The seminar runs from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. EDT. Visit www.cmaa.com to register. Must-Attend Events: December g Meeting the 2030 Challenge: Dec. 11 AIA+2030 Professional Series, Bertha Knight Landes Room, Seattle City Hall, Seattle The AIA+2030 Professional Series helps design professionals create buildings that meet the ambitious energy-efficiency goals of the 2030 Challenge. Ten, four-hour sessions offer strategies to reach 50 percent reduction in fossil-fuel greenhouse gas emissions, giving design professionals the knowledge and leverage to create next-generation, super-efficient buildings and provide firms with the skills that will set them apart in the marketplace. Sessions assume participants have an intermediate understanding of the suite of energy-efficiency strategies and technologies available to a design professional. Session information is cumulative and aims to provide an overall understanding of specific design strategies and how they can be integrated to provide optimal results. Northwest region case studies will illustrate concepts and lessons learned. Experts from both academia and active practice will lead the sessions. Participants will be provided tools to take back to their firms to help share and implement the knowledge and skills gained. For more information, visit www.aiaseattle.org/aia2030. CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM DECEMBER 2009
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Product Showcase: Hand Tools
F&R Construction Group Inc.
Suffolk Construction: Met 2
Weitz Co.: Solaris at Crossroads
Chance Construction Co.
Allied Building Products Corp.
Bird Construction Co. Inc.: Condado Vanderbilt Hotel
Broccolini Construction Inc.: EDC Headquarters
CJ Pink Ltd.
Cobra Corporate Management Inc.
DDRM: The St. Regis Deer Crest Resort
T.N. Ward Co.
EllisDon: North Park Quad Pad Arena
Blumenfeld Development Group & Forrest City Ratner – East River Plaza
Clark Construction: Michigan International Speedway
Morton Buildings Inc.
Triangle Associates Inc.: The Gallery on Fulton
Vogel Bros. Building Co.
Walsh Construction: Mercy Corps.
Wasatch Advantage Group: San Tropez
John W. Danforth Co.
Shore Environmental LLC
American Civil Constructors Inc.
Archer Western: I-75/I-475 Reconstruction
Cleland Site Prep Inc.
Delaware DOT: Indian River Inlet Bridge
Goodfellow Bros. Inc.
International Construction Equipment Inc.
Kiewit Pacific Co.: SR 519 – Seattle Intermodal Access Project
Plaza Construction Corp.
B. Gottardo Construction Ltd.
Bergmann Associates: Walkway Over The Hudson
Craig Olden Inc.
G.M. Sipes Construction Inc.
Idaho Sand & Gravel Co.: Ten- Mile Interchange
Malcom Drilling Co. Inc.
Mid Eastern Buildings Inc.: Southampton Wastewater Treatment Plant
Minnesota Department of Transportation: I35W Crosstown/ Urban Partnership
Nicholson Construction Co.
Papich Construction Co. Inc.: Route 46 Expansion Project
Tilcon New York Inc.: Interstate
Tyam Excavation and Shoring Ltd.
W.C. English Inc.: U.S. 321
West Electric Corp.
Turner Construction Co.: Eastern High School
Gafcon Inc.: Carlsbad High School Modernization Project
DASNY: Gouverneur Healthcare Services
Stuart Olson: University of Lethbridge Markin Hall
University of Houston Student Housing
HDR Architecture Inc.
Marshall-Lee Construction Corp.
RA-LIN & Associates
Suffolk Construction: Boston Renaissance Charter School
Suffolk Construction: FIU School of International and Public Affairs
Tower Construction: Huntington Memorial Hospital expansion
Absher Construction Co.: Chief Sealth High School and Denny International Middle School
Casey Middle School
Cedar Ridge High School
Clark: Lowell Reception Center
Gilbane/Banks Joint Venture: Coppin State University
Hensel Phelps Construction Co.: FORSCOM/USARC New Headquarters
Shaw Construction: Mesa State College Student Center
Shiel Sexton: Butler University
SpawGlass Contractors Inc.: Austin Community College Rio Grande Campus Parking Garage
Stuart Olson: New Edmonton Remand Centre
The Christman Co.
Turner Construction Co
Weddle Construction Ltd.
Kite Realty Group Trust: Eddy Street Commons at NotreDame
Last Look: DANSY
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