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Modular Building Has Several Benefits
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Interest is growing in prefabricated construction techniques, and the first-ever Offsite Construction Expo, hosted by AGC, the National Institute of Building Sciences and the Modular Building Institute, was held last week in Washington, D.C. Modular construction is considered to be quicker, of better quality, safer and less costly than traditional construction. This article takes a look at modular building, its benefits and some examples.

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SJC Decides Coghlin Case in Favor of Construction Managers
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In an article published by Murtha Cullina LLP "SJC decides Coghlin Case in Favor of Construction Managers: Owner Impliedly Warrants the Plans and Specs for CM at Risk Project," read about the much anticipated decision where the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court confirmed that the "Spearin Doctrine" is alive and well in Massachusetts, holding that public owners impliedly warrant plans and specifications furnished in conjunction with a construction management at risk project.

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Making The Grade: A+ for Weston’s New Field School
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The new Field Elementary School in Weston, MA was featured in the Summer issue of Wellesley-Weston magazine. Compass has served as Project manager on the Field School since 2011 when it was selected to guide Weston through the MSBA process.  The 65,365 sf Field School, designed by Jonathan Levi Architects and built by Colantonio Inc., has been designed to blend in the pastoral setting of the Case Estates in Weston. The article can be found at the following link on page 150.

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Building Bridges
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"Public-Private partnerships, or P3S, do it both literally and figuratively - forging strong connections between collaborators in new and productive ways as they tackle transportaiton projects with aplomb.

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Sert Re-Asserted: A renovation & expansion of a midcentury academic tower restores a master’s legacy
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Preservation and Modernism might seem to have contradictory goals, but not for architects Bruner/Cott. The Cambridge, Massachusetts–based firm is renovating and restoring Boston University's Law Tower and has just completed a 93,000-square-foot addition at its base. The half-century-old 18-story tower is a key element in a collection of five 1960s buildings designed by Josep Lluís Sert, the Corbusier-influenced architect and urban designer who fled to the United States from fascist Spain in the 1939. They occupy a site on the university's central campus between busy Commonwealth Avenue and the Charles River in Boston's Fenway-Kenmore section. In addition to the tower, the Brutalist concrete grouping includes two libraries, a student union, and a central boiler plant, making up what Bruner/Cott calls “a rare grouping of significant works by a single, internationally known architect.”

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