The Compass Team gets together from the office and the field to support the Patriots and celebrate Super Bowl Weekend! !
Compass Project Management, Inc. is pleased to announce that on January 18, 2019, it was acquired by The Vertex Companies, Inc. Over the past ten years, Compass has grown to become the preeminent OPM in the eastern Massachusetts marketplace. As part of VERTEX, Compass will enhance its position in the marketplace while maintaining the unsurpassed service its clients have come to expect. For more information, please read the letter below from Compass President, Tim Bonfatti.
Dear Clients, Colleagues and Friends,
I am pleased to announce a very exciting development that occured last week. As of January 18, 2019, Compass Project Management, Inc. (Compass) was acquired by The Vertex Companies, Inc. (VERTEX) based in Weymouth, Massachusetts. As our client or colleague, you will notice no difference in the service we provide. I, along with the entire senior leadership at Compass, will continue to manage Compass from our Norwood office. All operational decisions will remain my responsibility and you will see no change in either staffing or rates beyond what has already been contemplated in our contract. The name and business entity will continue to operate as Compass Project Management, Inc. In summary, this is only a transfer of ownership; management will not change.
VERTEX, which you may know from their services as engineers and environmental solution providers, is an employee-owned AEC firm that delivers integrated Forensic, Engineering, Construction and Environmental solutions on complex projects. It is a 400-person company with offices around the United States and in some foreign countries. For Compass, it provides the right fit as a mid-sized, employee-owned company that offers us the expanded resources of a multi-disciplinary AEC. The VERTEX mission and core values are wholly consistent with our customer and employee focus stressing the need to bring added value and urgency to all of our projects. While VERTEX has an OPM presence in some of the markets we serve, we will be coordinating our efforts so that we assist and complement each other rather than compete.
Compass is celebrating its 10th anniversary as an Owner's Project Manager. As its founder, I am very proud of the work our staff has done to make us one of the preeminent OPM's in the eastern Massachusetts marketplace. Working under the VERTEX umbrella, I am very confident that the next ten years will see us enhance our position in the marketplace without sacrificing the service you have come to expect.
If you have any questions about the acquisition or Compass' plans for the future, please feel free to contact me directly.
Timothy J. Bonfatti
Press Release: Compass Awarded Project Management Contract for Boston University Data Science CenterCategory: Company Updates
COMPASS AWARDED PROJECT MANAGEMENT CONTRACT FOR BOSTON UNIVERSITY DATA SCIENCES CENTER
Norwood, MA, January 2019 … Compass Project Management, Inc. was awarded the project management contract for the new Boston University Data Sciences Center.
The 17-story, 350,000 square foot building, will be the tallest building on campus at 297 feet high. It will be built at 645 Commonwealth Avenue and will house the Mathematics and Statistics and Computer Science Departments along with the Rafik B. Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science & Engineering. Designed by the Toronto architectural firm KPMB Architects, the building’s iconic form, resembling a stack of books, will feature a series of terraced platforms, intended for small-group interactions and green technologies to advance BU’s Climate Action Plan and to account for the risks posed by increases in sea level and climate change. Construction is set to begin in the spring of 2019 and finish in 2022. The building is the first major teaching center built on the Charles River Campus in over 50 years. Suffolk Construction has been awarded the Construction Management contract for the building.
“We are excited and proud to have been awarded the contract for the Boston University Data Sciences Center,” said Tim Bonfatti, Owner and CEO of Compass Project Management, Inc., “we value our long-standing relationship with Boston University.” Brian Kelley, Vice President at Compass said, “Having had the experience of working on six other BU projects, including the Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Myles Standish Hall, Rajen Kilachand Center for Integrated Life Sciences and Engineering, the Howard Thurman Center for the Common Good, and the Law School, we are honored to continue our relationship with BU on this magnificent building.” Christopher Kenney, who will be the Senior Project Manager, commented “it will be a privilege to work with such a great group of people on such an important project for the campus.”Read more
The entire Compass Team, along with their significant others, gathered for their annual holiday celebration. However, this year's celebration was extra special as Compass will celebrate its 10 year anniversary in 2019!
Pictured are the original 4 members of the Compass Team (from left to right ... Tim Bonfatti, Owner and President; Bryan Jarvis, Senior Project Manager; Mary Kuppens, Project Accountant/IT Manager; and Steve Devine, Construction Site Manager). Today, along with the original 4 members, the Compass Team consists of 24 people including a Vice President, Project Managers, Construction Site Managers, IT Manager, Marketing Manager and Administrative Support.
Happy Holidays to all!
Check out this great article by Christy Murphy published in AGC Best Practices Publication (page 6)! Christy explains the change management process from the OPM perspective.
Click on picture or link below to view full AGC Publication.Read more
The historic bell atop the Proctor School has been silent since 1978, when a neighbor complained about its ringing. But it now has a shot at a new life.
As part of the Proctor envelope project, the bell was taken down and shipped out for restoration. Now it’s back on top of the Georgian building, and Topsfield Historical Society President Norm Isler is one of a number of people who hope it will once again sound from the town center.
Recently, Isler teamed up with Doug Goddard of Compass Project Management to give a presentation to the students. Isler talked about the history of the bell, and Goddard, who is overseeing the envelope project at the school, discussed it from an architectural perspective.
Goddard says the kids wanted to know how the bell was taken down off the roof, where it was stored, what it’s made of, and what it will sound like. They wanted to know when they’d be able to hear it.
“It was the pairing of history and then technology and engineering,” he says.
Excerpt taken from Wicked Local Boxboro article by Wendall WatersRead more
The Compass Team enjoyed its Annual Golf Event at the Walpole Country Club ... a little golf, a lot of food, wonderful people and a beautiful day equals a great time!
The Boston University Myles Standish Residence Hall is Open!Read more
The Hunnewell School feasibility study will look to create an environmentally sustainable and modern learning environment, architects on the study announced at a Sept. 20 community meeting.
The elementary school’s main section was built in 1938, with several additions tacked on over the 20th century. Years later, the school is showing its age, with space shortages and poor air circulation creating a less-than-ideal learning environment, town Facilities Director Joseph McDonough said at a June 5 special Town Meeting.
At that meeting, the town voted to appropriate $1 million for the feasibility study of the school, located at 28 Cameron St. Potential options for Hunnewell include renovations, additions and/or the construction of a new building.
For the study, the town has engaged Norwood-based Compass Project Management Inc. as owner’s project manager and Cambridge-based SMMA as architects. At a Sept. 20 kickoff meeting, representatives from both firms gave a brief overview of the timeline and study process.
Excerpt taken from article in Wicked Local Wellesley
By Abby Patkin
Posted September 21, 2018
As the Boston University Myles Standish Residence Hall project comes to a close, here are a few fun ... and interesting ... facts about the project ...
Total miles of drywall installed
1,221,403 sq ft total; 30,535 total pieces of 4'x10' or 305,350 LF (57.83 miles)
Total number of drywall screws for board install
Total number of buckets of compound
Total number of rolls of drywall tape
2100 rolls or 525,000LF of tape
Total number of masonry anchors installed
Total number of windows installed
Total number of man hours spent on the project
Total number of new bricks installed
Total gallons of paint used
Number of pages in the Operations & Maintenance Manual