We are excited to be a part of this month’s Virginia School Plant Managers Association Conference at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Richmond – Midlothian in Richmond, VA.
- Monday, October 16th visit our booth in the James River Ballroom to learn more about Gale’s services and how we can help with your next project.
- Tuesday, October 17th don’t miss Senior Project Manager, Paul Askham presenting “A Systematic Guide to Evaluating the Building Enclosure” at 10:00 A.M. in the Bon Air Room.
Click here for more information on the conference and to register.
We are excited to be exhibiting at next week’s New England Health Care Engineers’ Society Fall Conference in Burlington, Vermont.
While enjoying the festivities, visit us at Booth #49 to learn how Gale can help with your next project.
Click here for all the conference details.
Once again, a team from Gale’s corporate office participated in the Fresh Bite 5k benefiting the Weymouth Food Pantry. Gale was also proud to be a Gold Sponsor for the event. A little rain didn’t stop our fun, and a great time was had by all!
To learn more about the Weymouth Food Pantry and how you can help, click here.
We are excited to announce that Zweig Group has chosen Gale as one of the “Best Firms to Work For” for the 4th year in a row. Gale was ranked 7th out of 47 firms in the Multi-Discipline Category. Click here for more information on the award and a full list of recipients.
We are excited to attend, exhibit and present at the Chesapeake Area Society of Engineering’s 35th Annual Seminar/Exhibition taking place August 29th – September 1st at the Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel in Ocean City, MD.
Senior Engineer, Derek J. Ziese, P.E., will be presenting “A Systematic Approach to Evaluating the Building Enclosure” on Thursday, August 31st from 4:00 – 5:00 pm.
We will also be set up in the exhibit hall throughout the seminar. Stop by to learn more about our services!
Click here for a full schedule of events.
Gale was pleased to attend the Virginia APPA’s 2017 Institutional Conference at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA on Thursday, June 1st.
- Associate, Steven J. Bohlen, P.E., RRC, BECxP presented “Provisions for Forced Entry Prevention” .
- Project Manager, Carolyn E. DuBois, ASLA, was part of the round table discussion “ADA Accessibility for Outdoor Athletic Facilities”
Gale hosted a Building Enclosure Technology Symposium on Thursday, May 18th from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at The Exchange in Boston.
The event consisted of three presentations from members of our Building Enclosure Design and Consulting Group. Each presentation is eligible for AIA, LEED and CEU credit.
Click here for a look at the day’s schedule, and descriptions of our presentations.
Gale staff membersgave four presentations April 19-20th at the 2017 Air Barrier Association of America Conference in Reston, VA.
- Steven J. Bohlen, P.E., and Derek J. Ziese, P.E. presented “Designing and Detailing Air Barrier Connections at Windows, Curtain Walls and Storefronts“
- Robert F. Mimmo presented “Avoiding Poor Air Barrier Audits“
- Brian H. Neely, AIA, CDT, BECxPSM presented “Energy Improvements to Existing Buildings Using Air Barriers and Insulation Upgrades“
- Brian Neely and Andrew C. Smith, LEED AP presented “Commissioning the Air Barrier“
Interested in having the Gale Team give a presentation to your staff? Click here to see a full list of our technical presentations, all of which are eligible for AIA, LEED and CES credits.
We are excited to sponsor, exhibit and present at the Northern New England Chapter Eastern Region of APPA (NNECERAPPA) Conference at Bates College in Lewiston, ME on April 20-21. The theme for the conference is “Spring – Planting Bright Ideas” and registration is open now!
Jon Lindberg, P.E., RRC, Principal at Gale, will be presenting “The Benefits of a Roof Management Plan” on Thursday, April 20th from 1:30 to 2:45 pm. Click here for a description of his presentation and to see the full session schedule.
While wandering the Business Partner Exhibit Area, stop by our booth to hear how Gale can assist with your next exterior building envelope, structural or athletic facility project.
We are excited to be a part of Spring Field Day at the Indian Creek School in Crownsville, MD. Senior Project Manager, Carolyn DuBois, ASLA will participate in a panel of team members discussing the School’s synthetic turf field design and installation project. The event also includes a tour of the facility and an on-site field testing demo!
Click here to learn more about the Indian Creek Athletic Facilities Renovation Project.
Gale will be exhibiting at the Massachusetts Secondary Schools Athletic Director Association (MSSADA) 2017 Convention on March 29th and 30th at the Hyannis Resort and Conference Center in Hyannis, MA. Stop by our booth to chat with Project Managers from our Athletic Facilities Planning and Design Group and to enter our raffle for a chance to win an awesome prize!
Tuesday, March 21st we will be at the Massachusetts Association of School Business Official’s Annual Trade Show at the Devens Common Center in Devens, MA.
Stop by our booth to learn all about how Gale can help with your next educational facility project! We will also be raffling off an awesome Gale beach bag filled with goodies to get you ready for the warm weather to come.
Click here to learn more about the event and to register.
Join us on Monday, February 27th for The Engineering Center Education Trust 2017 TECET Engineers Week Career Fair from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. at the Wyndham Boston Beacon Hill.
Members of the Gale Team will be on-hand to answer your questions and discuss upcoming opportunities for recent/upcoming graduates, as well as current engineering students seeking internships/co-ops.
Click here for more information on the event and to register.
Gale assisted with the development of Brown’s baseball/softball master plan in 2013. After two years of project advocacy, we then provided engineering design services to turn the master plan into a reality. This video from Brown Facilities Management shows the full renovation process. Click here for more information on the project and Gale’s services.
Our staff regularly write and publish technical articles that are informative and helpful to our clients. Below are three of the Building Enclosure Design and Consulting Group’s newest articles. We hope you find them useful!
“Building Enclosures: Understanding the Commissioning Process” was published in the June 2016 issue of The Construction Specifier.
The Boston Globe recently published an article about the challenges facing the Hull Booster Club as they work to raise $1.8 million to fund the building of a new synthetic turf athletic field for the High School. Gale’s Senior Project Manager, John M. Perry, P.E., offered insight on the costs/benefits of choosing synthetic turf, as well as the funding strategies that are often necessary for such projects.
On June 18th a group from Gale’s Weymouth Office participated in the Fresh Bite 5k to benefit the Weymouth Food Pantry. Gale also served as a Silver Sponsor for the event. It was a wonderful event for a great cause!
Click here to learn more about the Weymouth Food Pantry and how you can help.
We are pleased to congratulate the Blue Hills Regional Technical School SkillsUSA team for their recent gold medal win in engineering technology design at the State Leadership and Skills Conference held in Marlborough, MA. By using a systematic design process and performing market research, the highly motivated team of 11th graders designed a set of touchscreen integrated headphones, fabricated a prototype, and presented at the state competition. The students sought engineering mentoring from Gale’s Project Engineer, Terry DaCosta, who works in our Building Enclosure Design and Consulting Group. We wish the Blue Hills Team the best of luck as they move on to the SkillsUSA national competition in Louisville, KY.
We are Pleased to Welcome Three New Members to Gale’s Civil/Athletic Team!
Carolyn E. DuBois, ASLA, a Registered Landscape Architect, recently joined our Baltimore office as the Manager of our mid-Atlantic Athletic Facilities Planning and Design Group. Carolyn’s areas of expertise include site design and land use planning for athletic, health care, educational, public safety, and corporate office facilities.
Jeffrey F. Georges, MRLA is a Registered Landscape Architect in Gale’s Boston office. Jeff’s project experience includes athletic facilities, parks & recreation, land development, housing development, waterfront and resort, corporate image, urban design, HUD renewal, military, and municipal.
Kathleen D. Hervol is a Project Manager in Gale’s Boston office. Kathy has over 30 years’ experience in project management, civil site design, permitting, and construction. She has successfully prepared and negotiated numerous state permits including MEPA, Wetlands, MWRA, and MassDEP Groundwater Discharge permits.
“Slate Roof Evaluations and Design Considerations” was published in the January 2016 issue of RCI Interface. Below is an excerpt. Click here to read the article in its entirety.
History of Slate in the United States
Slate has been used in the United States since the 1600s, with much of the early slate being imported from Wales in the British Isles. In 1734, the first recognized slate quarry was opened on the Pennsylvania/Maryland border. From this point onward, numerous quarries could be found in the northeastern states and through the central/mid U.S. (Oklahoma, Colorado, Utah, Nevada). Slate production in the U.S. peaked in 1902 with approximately 1.4 million squares of slate reportedly produced that year. The National Slate Association was formed in 1922 to increase product marketing, standardize slate sizes and manufacturing practices, eliminate product waste, and clarify the industry’s descriptive terminology.
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Expanding Gale’s Airport Engineering and Planning Services into Florida
Our Aviation Group prides itself on its ability to work as partners with our clients, guiding them through all phases of airport development and consulting. We will work closely with you, public agencies, and the general public to foster consensus and approval of airport plans and projects. To us, airport consulting is more comprehensive than just project management.
We are pleased to welcome Justin Edwards, A.A.E. as our Director of Aviation Client Services in Florida and the Southeast. Not only does Justin have 26 years of aviation industry experience, he managed the Lakeland Regional Airport in Florida and two airports in New Jersey. We believe this addition to our team provides clients with an individual who truly understands their consulting needs, organizational objectives, and challenges.
Prior to joining Gale, Justin served as Southeast Manager of Aviation for a large global infrastructure company. Mr. Edwards received an M.A. in Administrative Science from Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey and a B.S. in Air Transportation Management from the University of New Haven in Connecticut. As part of his Master’s Degree, Justin earned a certificate in Global Leadership and Administration and another in Global Security and Terrorism studies. He is an Accredited Airport Executive (A.A.E.) with the American Association of Airport Executives and a licensed private pilot. Justin is also a founding member of the New Jersey Aviation Association, served as chairman of the New Jersey Department of Transportation‘s aviation sector security committee, and previously served on the New Jersey Aviation Advisory Council. He is active with the Florida Airports Council, has worked closely with the National Business Aviation Association, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, Experimental Aircraft Association, and many other national and regional aviation organizations.
Click here to learn more about our Airport Engineering and Planning Group.
We are proud to announce Gale has been named one of ZweigWhite’s 2015 Best Firms to Work For. We ranked #27 in the multidiscipline category.
Want to learn more about working at Gale? Visit the Employment section of our website for job openings, photos of employee events and more!
The Gale Team gave three presentations at the ABAA Conference, April 7th and 8th in Dallas, Texas.
Senior Field Technician, Robert Mimmo presented “Avoiding Poor Air Barrier Audits” on April 8th.
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The Gale Team gave two presentations this week at the Med-Ed Facilities Conference, April 7th and 8th at the Seaport Hotel in Boston.
Senior Associate, Edward J. Stewart, RRC, presented “Green Roofs and Plaza Decks” on Tuesday, April 7th.
Senior Project Manager, Brian H. Neely, AIA, CDT, NCARB presented “Designing Air and Vapor Barriers” on Wednesday, April 8th.
The April issue of Parks & Rec Business Magazine features an article written by Gale Project Manager, Eric Roise. The article, “Capital Improvement Planning 101: Building A Municipal Multipurpose Game Field Athletic Complex,” is a guide to the steps and costs necessary to construct a new municipal-level, multipurpose field. Click here to read the article.
Two members of the Gale Team were interviewed for the article “Property Managers Try to Stay One Step Ahead of Record Snow” published in the March 9th edition of Banker & Tradesman. Jon Lindberg, P.E., Principal and David Morand, P.E., Senior Structural Engineer discussed the high number of roof inspections Gale has performed this winter. Click here to read the full article.
Gale Associates is a proud supporter of South Shore Hospital as a Platinum Member of their Presidents’ Circle. Click here to view the 2015 President’s Circle wall display. For membership or other information about the Presidents’ Circle program, please call (781) 624-8600.
Gale will be hosted a Building Enclosure Technology Symposium on March 5, 2015 at the Radisson Hotel in Hartford, CT. The half-day program featured three presentations from members of the Gale Team discussing various topics related to Building Enclosure Technology including commissioning, green roofs and plaza decks, and forced entry prevention. Each presentation was eligible for three AIA, CEU and LEED credits. Click here to see the event brochure.
Gale Project Manager, Brian H. Neely, AIA, NCARB, BECxP presented “Specifying Air Barriers” at CSI Boston’s Chapter Meeting on Wednesday, February 11th. The presentation was based on a recent technical paper written by Brian and his fellow presenters. Click here to read the paper.
Project Engineer, Lindsey A. Barbee, P.E., was presented an award from the Lynnfield Field’s Committee at the opening night of the new Lynnfield High School Stadium. The award recognizes her effort in completing the project and the committee’s thanks for “putting a smile on the face of thousands of Lynnfield children.”
The Lynnfield High School Athletic Campus Redevelopment Project was completed in the Fall of 2014. Gale performed design, permitting, and construction administration for the project which included construction of five synthetic turf fields, a concession/restroom/amenities building, athletic lighting, grandstand seating and supporting facilities.
“The Benefits of a Roof Management Plan” by Gale Project Manager, Steven R. Marshall, RRC, CDT, LEED AP, was published in the December 2014 edition of the NEHES Quarterly Newsletter. Click here to read the article.
Torrington High School’s Track and Field Renovations Project opened to the public on October 6th, 2014. The opening ceremony on October 11th was well attended by state representatives, the Mayor, Torrington sports groups, and the Track and Field Working Group which was instrumental in getting the project constructed through their passionate leadership.
This project includes a new running track, synthetic turf field, home bleachers (500 seats) and state-of-the-art pressbox, as well as renovations to the existing athletic lighting system. Careful management of project contingency funds during construction allowed the high school to use unspent budget to construct visitor bleachers and a new ornamental entry gate.
Edward Stewart, RRC of Gale’s Weymouth, MA office recently wrote an article titled “Building Envelope Commissioning Can Help Avoid Common Issues in Building Construction” that appeared in the October 17-23 issue of the New England Real Estate Journal. To read the article, click here.
Gale is excited to be part of the team building a new Chemistry/Chemical Biology Building and renovating existing facilities at the University of Florida. Gale is serving as the Building Enclosure Commissioning Consultant. The project will provide approximately 100,000 GSF for modern undergraduate teaching laboratories, classrooms, teaching support, graduate research laboratories, and offices. The building will provide a centralized home for lower-level undergraduate chemistry instruction. It will also provide state-of-the-art research facilities for faculty and graduate students working in the areas of chemical biology and chemical synthesis. Architectural design by Burt, Hill.
Two members of the Gale Team will be presenting at the 2014 ArchitectureBoston Expo. The event takes place October 28-30, 2014 at the Boston Convention & Exposition Center. Click here for more information on the conference and how to register.
Both presentations will be part of the “Building Enclosures” Track. Steven Marshall, RRC, LEED® AP will be presenting “Window Design for Blast Hazard and Forced Entry Mitigation” and Brian H. Neely, AIA, CDT, BECxPSM will present “Adding Air Barrier and Thermal Improvements to Existing Facilities.” Click the links for more info.
Gale will be presented “The Benefits of a Roof Management Plan” at the NNECERAPPA Conference on Thursday, October 9 at 1:30 p.m. at the University of Southern Maine. Our AIA-accredited presentation detailed how a formal roof management plan can assist in day-to-day operations, as well as long-term planning and budgeting.
Gale Project Engineer, Kelsey McMenamy, E.I.T., CDT, received the President’s Award from the Boston Chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI). The award was in recognition of her dedication and contributions to the local CSI Chapter as a member of the Board of Directors. We would like to extend a big congratulations to Kelsey for all of her hard work!
Congratulations to Steven R. Marshall, RRC, CDT, LEED® AP for the recent publication of his article: “Securing the Building Enclosure: Provisions for Forced-Entry Prevention” in the August 2014 issue of the Journal of the National Institute of Building Sciences. To read the full article, click here.
ERAPPA’s 2014 Fall Conference took place September 21-24th in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Gale’s Director of Civil Engineering, William J. Seymour, P.E. and UMass Lowell’s Construction Supervisor, Jean Robinson, presented “Fields of Dreams – Build Them and They Will Come.” This AIA-accredited presentation recounted lessons learned looking back on the University’s recent fast track athletic facilities redevelopment project.
At a recent bid opening at Biddeford Municipal Airport (where Gale is assisting the Airport with the installation of security fence and gates), staff from Gale and Biddeford Airport were pleased to meet U.S. Senator Susan Collins, who graciously posed for pictures with us before flying off to a meeting in Augusta, Maine.
Three members of the Gale Team accepted the Ice Bucket Challenge to spread ALS awareness and donate to the cause. Their nominees, including one of Gale’s Principals, Jon Lindberg, also accepted the challenge! Check back for more videos as the nominations continue.
Visit www.ALSA.org to learn more and to donate!
Since 1994, Gale has been providing airport consulting services to Marshfield Municipal Airport as part of their ongoing improvements project. In addition to benefiting the airport itself, the project also resulted in the transfer of 100 acres of land to the Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary. Click here to learn more.
Senior Project Manager, Marc A. Loranger, P.E., LEED AP, presented “Air and Moisture Control in Building Enclosures” (Session I, Workshop 7). His presentation discussed the use of vapor impermeable and permeable air barrier membranes in exterior building enclosures and intends to clarify design concepts, code requirements and installation methods of air and vapor barriers. Controlling the transmission of air and vapor through the enclosure can provide both increased energy conservation and reduce the potential of condensation within the assembly. This presentation will also review air/vapor barrier definitions, vapor diffusion versus air leakage, various suitable materials and placement of air/vapor barriers within the enclosure assembly.
The Boire Field Runway Reconstruction Project at Nashua Airport was featured in the May-June 2014 edition of Airport Improvement Magazine. Gale provided airport planning and engineering services for the project. Click here to read the article.
The May 2014 edition of High Profile Monthly features an article describing Gale’s work at the UMass Lowell athletic fields. Gale has been working with the University since 2000 with the installation of New England’s first infilled synthetic turf field. Our latest venture included expansion and upgrades to the fields to comply with UMass Lowell’s move to the NCAA Division I conference. Click here to read the article.
Mattahunt Elementary School is featured on the cover of the May 2014 edition of The Construction Specifier. Click here to see the photos and read the article which discusses coating selection.
Gale served as Architect and Building Enclosure Consultant for the project. Click here to learn more about the Mattahunt Project and Gale’s involvement.
Gale’s Brian H. Neely, AIA, NCARB, CDT, Vice President of CSI, Norteast Region, delivered the Official CSI Welcome at the Building Envelope Conference in Portland, Maine on Thursday, May 15th.
Mr. Neely will also presented “Building Envelope Commissioning.” The complexity of building envelope designs, the use of new materials, and the high rate of moisture/air infiltration reportedly occurring in new buildings indicates why building envelope commissioning is essential in ensuring that buildings remain water- and air-tight. Mr. Neely detailed the commissioning process for each building envelope system.
Gale was honored to be among the presenters at the MD/DC APPA Spring Educational Program on April 4, 2014 at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. Our presentation, “Build it Right the First Time – Building Envelope Commissioning/Retro-Commissioning” was one of three educational sessions taking place at the event. Below is a brief description of what was covered:
The Building Envelope consists of roofs, walls, air barriers, windows, curtain walls, and waterproofing assemblies. The success of any exterior building envelope assembly can be attributed to the planning implemented during the initial phases of the design process and requires the combined efforts of the Owner, users, maintenance staff, design team, contractor and envelope commissioning consultant. Similar to traditional mechanical, electrical and plumbing based commissioning, Building Envelope Commissioning (BEC) includes peer review of design and specifications, quality control inspections during construction, and testing and verification after systems are in place. Focusing on continuous air, moisture and thermal barriers within the enclosure, BEC helps avoid common construction issues: air and water infiltration; mold growth; poor indoor air quality; and energy loss. The costs for BEC services are a fraction of the potential repair costs. A good commissioning plan provides a systematic quality control process implemented early in the design phase and continued through final construction. This process confirms the performance capability of the building envelope assembly, helps avoid failures and provides LEED® points. Commissioning and retro-commissioning greatly enhance building envelope performance in new and existing facilities. Issues that Owners should expect to encounter in the BEC process will be addressed.
Gale served as the waterproofing consultant for the Hunters View Housing Project in San Francisco, CA. The project was recently highlighted in both the New York Times and the Atlantic Cities. Click the links below to read the articles and to learn more about this important project we are very proud to be a part of.