The Deer Island Waste Water Treatment Plant is operated by the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA). It is located on Deer Island, a 185-acre peninsula in Boston Harbor. The Deer Island plant treats and cleans wastewater (including stormwater runoff & sewage) received from more than 43 communities in the Boston area (representing more than 2 million people). In addition, wastewater from thousands of businesses and industrial facilities is also treated at the facility.
It's hard to believe another year has flown by! As we get ready for the holidays and reflect on the busy year which is coming to an end, everyone here at Beacon Consulting Group, Inc. would like to say Thank You to all of our valued clients, partners, and friends! Over this past year, not only did we get to work on a wide range of very interesting, challenging and important construction consulting assignments, but we were honored to work for and with some of the greatest clients and partners possible.
The Wachusett Extension Project is a construction project owned by Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA). The project involved building a new commuter train station in Fitchburg, MA and a train layover facility in Westminster, MA. Beacon Consulting Group has been providing Surety Consulting / Construction Consulting services on the project for a number of months, helping to ensure that project work moves forward in a timely manner. Because of early project delays, Beacon was retained by the Surety to help move the project forward -- assisting with project management and cost oversight.
On this Thanksgiving day, the Beacon Team would like to say Thank You to all the wonderful people who make it a pleasure to come to work every day! (OK, well most days anyway!)
A new report issued by the New York Building Congress (NYBC) in October projects that New York City construction spending will reach a record level of $43.1 billion in 2016. The Report (New York City Construction Outlook 2016-2018) notes that this will be the first time annual NYC construction spending has ever passed the $40 billion mark. The 2016 level represents a 26 percent increase from 2015 (when construction pending was $34.3 billion).
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) announced the opening of its new Wachusett commuter rail station, with limited commuter service starting on Friday, September 30th. MBTA currently projects that the station will be ready for a full train service schedule later this Fall. Meanwhile, other construction related to the new station is ongoing.
The Pearlman Association, based in Washington State, is a professional association which holds an annual conference for Surety & Fidelity industry professionals. At this year's meeting, held September 7-9, 2016 in Woodinville, WA, Beacon's President Dennis O'Neill was a co-presenter on a presentation titled "Trying Times — Trying Performance Bond Cases."
Boston's Back Bay neighborhood is famous for its rows of historic Victorian brownstone homes and some famous 19th & 18th century buildings, such as Boston Public Library's McKim building. Along with the adjoining Beacon Hill area, Back Bay is known as one of Boston's most expensive neighborhood's in terms of real estate prices.
As reported in recent E-news, Beacon Consulting Group, Inc. was selected to provide construction consulting and surety consulting services related to the completion of a new building project at Rutgers University (Piscataway, NJ). Beacon has provided a wide range of on-site and consulting services to support the Surety on this project. The interconnected buildings being constructed will be a state-of-the-art, 145,000 square foot multi-purpose facility—the new home for Rutgers' Chemistry & Chemical Biology (CCB) Department. The CCB building(s) will house classrooms, research facilities, laboratories, conference rooms, offices, a large auditorium and other multi-use spaces.
Our congratulations and best wishes go out to Aldrich Mendes and his wife Cynthia who were married on June 30th.