Category Archives: Construction

For the development of the Dudley Square Municipal Office Facility, and following the requirements of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the City of Boston has chosen a project delivery method known as CM at Risk. This allows the City to engage a construction management firm relatively early in the design process, to gain the builder’s expertise during design development. This is expected to reduce or eliminate cost and schedule overruns.

In October 2011, the City commenced pre-qualification of interested construction management firms, and in January 2012 announced that it had chosen Shawmut Design & Construction. The Shawmut team was chosen from a field of four firms that submitted proposals: Shawmut Design and Construction, Dimeo, Gilbane Building Company, and Walsh Brothers. The selection was based on overall experience, qualifications of the team, relevant experience, capacity to manage the project successfully, and price.

Meet the Team: Amber Edwards

Amber Edwards is a Madison Park High School student in Roxbury and a Co-op with the City of Boston Public Facilities Department. She observes different trades working on site. Amber enjoys learning how different roles efficiently work together on a … Continue reading

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Project Milestone: Steel Erection Begins

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Meet the Team: Andy Felix

Project Manager Andy Felix keeps progress moving and faces the challenges of safely building a large building on a tight site, heavy with pedestrian and automotive traffic. He is well prepared, with a degree from the Wentworth Institute of Technology … Continue reading

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Meet the Team: Tom Leahy

Senior Project Manager Tom Leahy has worked for the City of Boston Property & Construction Management Department since 1987 and has worked on projects for all city departments across Boston. He is a graduate of the Wentworth Institute of Technology … Continue reading

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Meet the Team: Nick Brooks

Nick Brooks is a licensed architect with more than 15 years of experience in the field. He has worked on several prominent Boston projects such as the Trinity Church and the Fort Point Channel Artist’s Lofts. During his career he … Continue reading

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Meet the Team: Barbara Pleas

Barbara Pleas is a laborer working for A.A. Will whose daily tasks include helping guide large equipment through the site and ensuring that active construction areas are safe and clear of pedestrians. Having worked on the Dudley Project since August … Continue reading

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Councilor Jackson Holds Informational Session at Shawmut Headquarters

Councilor Tito Jackson (District 7) held an informational session on the morning of February 13th at Shawmut Design and Construction’s headquarters on Harrison Avenue. The Councilor answered questions from community members interested in pursuing work and training in the construction … Continue reading

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