Join Us at ABX 2018 For Presentations About Flood Mitigation and Photovoltaics
ArchitectureBoston Expo (ABX) is one of the largest building and design tradeshows and conferences in the Northeast, attracting 8,000 architects, builders/contractors and design professionals each year. This year it is being held at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, November 28th – 29th. For more information about this conference or to register, click here. Gale is honored to be included in the educational lineup. Our presentations are detailed below:
John Perry, P.E. and Peter Spanos, P.E., CFM, LEED® AP of Gale will be joined by David Moran of FM Global Insurance to present “Improving the Flood Resistance of Buildings” on Wednesday, November 28th at 6:00 p.m. This presentation will discuss how to identify areas of facilities vulnerable to flooding, and the options and systems available to protect properties from potentially catastrophic damages to structures, building contents, and impacts on building operations. The presentation will also focus on addressing potential hazards at existing facilities.
Terry DaCosta, E.I.T. and Jeffrey Ziske, E.I.T. of Gale Associates, Inc. will present “Photovoltaics (PV) and Their Impact on Roofing Assemblies” on Wednesday, November 28th at 6:00 p.m. The presentation will detail how to evaluate an existing roof system prior to the installation of a roof-top PV system, select the appropriate PV system for the building, design the PV system attachment to the building and roof, design roof repairs or roof replacement in conjunction with the PV installation, maintain the roof and PV arrays, and evaluate the costs associated with each phase.
Gale staff regularly presents to clients and peers at industry conferences throughout the U.S. Gale is a registered American Institute of Architects (AIA) Continuing Education Systems (CES) provider and a LEED Education Provider; therefore, we are able to give credits for our presentations. Click here for a full list of available educational seminars.
This October, the Gale Team is hitting the road to share our knowledge through presenting and exhibiting at several fall conferences and trade shows. See below for our full itinerary.
On Monday, October 1st at 3:00 p.m., we are presenting a joint educational seminar with the University of Vermont (UVM) titled “Preservation in the Heart of Development at UVM’s Central Campus”. Click here for more about the presentation.
Gale will also be exhibiting. Please stop by Booth #213 to chat with us and learn more about our building enclosure design and consulting, structural engineering, civil engineering, and athletic facilities planning and design services.
On Monday, October 1st at 1:00 p.m., we are presenting “Drones: Cost-Effective Roof/Facade Evaluations Using Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UASs)”. Click here for more information.
We will also be exhibiting. Come see us at Booth #55 to learn how we can help with your next project.
Stop by our booth in the Exhibit Hall to meet members of our Florida team and learn about our building enclosure design and consulting, structural engineering, civil engineering, and athletic facilities planning and design services.
Visit us at Booth #526 to meet members of our Florida team and learn about how Gale can help with your next project.
It seems that every year major flooding and resultant damages are being discussed on the national news. Not only can severe flooding endanger life, but even moderate levels of flooding can lead to extensive damages and disruption of building infrastructure operations. Gale’s presentation will familiarize building owners with flood risks, provide options for mitigation, design and construction processes, and discuss development of flood emergency response plans.
Gale is presenting this educational seminar at the SAME Narragansett Bay Post on September 20th in East Greenwich, RI. For more information about this meeting or to register, click here. If you have additional questions, please contact Marc Loranger at email@example.com or 860-430-5660.
We are looking forward to attending, exhibiting and presenting at the 36th annual Chesapeake Area Society of Healthcare Engineering (CASHE) Seminar/Exhibition taking place September 4th-7th at Hershey Lodge in Hershey, PA. Click here for more details and to register.
Experts in Action:
On Thursday, September 6th, Steven Bohlen, P.E., RRC, RWC, BECxP and Derek Ziese, P.E. will present “Building Envelope Commissioning and Performance Testing Basics” at 2:45 p.m. (Education Session 8 – Breakout). Don’t miss out on this awesome presentation and a chance to earn some CEU’s.
Come By Our Booth:
While exploring the exhibit hall, stop by our booth to learn how we can help with your next project!
Can’t make the conference, but want to know more? Click here to check out some of our latest healthcare projects.
Do you need more AIA/HSW credits this license renewal season? We are presenting two educational seminars on Tuesday, August 13th at the Boston Society for Architect’s (BSA) Summer CE Workshops. Click below to learn more about our seminars and to register.
- Green Roofs and Plaza Decks, 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. (2 AIA/HSW credits)
- Adding Air Barrier and Thermal Improvements to Existing Facilities, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (2 AIA/HSW credits)
Congratulations are in order! Gale was recently notified that our Athletic Facilities Consulting and Design Group has been recognized with two Distinguished Facility awards by the American Sports Builders Association (ASBA). Projects at the Indian Creek School in Crownsville, MD and Brown University in Providence, RI were both chosen as winners in the Multi Field Facility category and are both up for the top prize of Facility of the Year. The winner will be announced at ASBA’s annual Technical Meeting, in Scottsdale, AZ on December 3, 2018. Best of luck to all in the running! Keep reading for more details on these two award-winning projects.
Indian Creek School
Athletic Facilities Renovation, Crownsville, MD
This project involved the installation of two new synthetic turf fields, with alternate infill, to replace the existing natural grass fields; a new 800-person, ADA accessible grandstand; new sports lighting, improved site access and improved overall aesthetics; 6 new Tennis Courts; and a new Natural Turf Baseball Field.
Baseball/Softball Complex, Providence, RI
This project involved the complete reconstruction of the University’s baseball and softball complex. The new facilities provided synthetic turf infields and outfields, new spectator seating, new pressboxes, new sunken dugouts, power, filming capabilities, and maximized school imaging and branding.
We are excited to announce that Zweig Group has chosen Gale as one of the “Best Firms to Work For” for the 5th year in a row. Gale was ranked 18th out of 58 firms in the Multi-Discipline Category. Click here for more information on the award and a full list of recipients.
Gale is proud to be exhibiting at the 2018 Florida Airports Council’s (FAC) Annual Conference and Exposition.
The conference is taking place July 15th-18th at the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina. For more information or to register, click here.
Please stop by Booth #34 to meet members of our Airport Engineering and Planning Group.
Our Mid-Atlantic team is looking forward to MD/DC APPA’s Annual Summer Education Program at the Rocky Gap Lodge and Resort in Flintstone, MD on June 14th and 15th. Gale is sponsoring the Speakers & Education Tracks, and we look forward to a wonderful few days of learning and networking.
Stop by our business partner table in the main room to learn how we can help with your next exterior building enclosure, civil, structural or outdoor athletic facility project!
Click here for more information on the event, and to register.
Studying for and passing the Engineer-in-Training and Professional Engineering Exams is no small feat. It requires years of schooling, and admirable dedication and focus to study for these exams while working full time. We would like to congratulate the following three members of the Gale team for recently receiving their P.E.s and E.I.T.
Bradford T. Cox, P.E.
Brad is a Senior Staff Engineer in Florida’s BEDC Group. He has seven years of experience (five of them with Gale). Brad earned his B.S. in Civil Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
Kimberly A. Kilroy, P.E.
Kim is a Senior Staff Engineer in Weymouth’s BEDC and Structural Engineering Groups and has been with Gale for over two years. Kim earned her B.S. from Cornell University and her MSCE from Oregon State University.
Engy Magdy, E.I.T./FE
Engy is a Staff Engineer in Florida’s BEDC Group. She has 11 years of experience (two of them with Gale). Engy earned her B.S. in Civil Engineering from the Faculty of Engineering in Alexandria, Egypt.
Gale is pleased to be presenting and exhibiting at the Association of School Business Officials (ASBO) MD/DC’s Annual Spring Conference at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, MD on May 20-23. Click here for more information on the conference, and to register.
On Tuesday, May 22nd at 10:30 A.M., Associate/Senior Project Manager, Steven J Bohlen, P.E., RRC, RWC, BECxP, will be presenting “A Systematic Approach to Evaluating the Building Enclosure” in Room 204.
While wandering the Exhibit Hall, be sure to stop by Booth #421 to meet with a member of the Gale Team and learn more about our building enclosure design and consulting, structural engineering, civil engineering, and athletic facilities planning and design services.
Members of Gale’s Connecticut Office have completed formal classroom and practical (hands-on) training in compliance with General Training guidelines for ANSI A92.5-2006 “Boom-Supported” (Boom Lifts) and ANSI 92.6-2006 “Self-Propelled” Elevating Work Platforms (Scissor Lifts), OSHA 1926.454 (Training Requirements) and have demonstrated an understanding of Hazard Recognition procedures and the proper use of a personal fall arrest system with operation aerial work platforms.
We are proud to announce Gale’s Airport Engineering and Planning Group was recently selected as On-Call Consultants for two new clients: Auburn-Lewiston Airport in Auburn, ME and Mount Washington Regional Airport in Whitefield, NH. Gale will provide professional airport planning, engineering and administrative services.
Congratulations to our Aviation Team! We look forward to sharing more project details as these jobs commence.
Click here to learn more about Gale’s Airport Engineering and Planning Group.
Gale’s Mid-Atlantic Team will be hitting the road over the next few weeks to present and exhibit at several spring conferences. Click on the links to learn more.
On Friday, March 23rd, Steven J Bohlen, P.E., RRC, RWC, BECxP, will be presenting “The Benefits of Drones in Evaluating the Building Enclosure” at MD/DC APPA’s Spring Education Program at the Universities at Shady Grove.
On Monday, March 26th, Paul D. Askham will be presenting “Masonry Walls: Considerations Before Interior Retrofits and Window Replacement Projects” at RCI’s 33rd Annual International Conference and Trade Show in Houston, Texas.
On Thursday, March 29th, , Steven J Bohlen, P.E., RRC, RWC, BECxP, will be presenting “The Benefits of Drones in Evaluating the Building Enclosure” at the KAPPA 2018 Spring Meeting at Pennsylvania State University.
Be sure to stop by Booth #34 in the Exhibit Hall to learn more about our services.
We are pleased to be giving an educational presentation at the Spring 2018 NNECERAPPA Conference, March 15 & 16 at Southern New Hampshire University & The Derryfield School.
On Friday, March 16th at 10:30 a.m., Steven R. Marshall, RRC, CDT, LEED® AP is presenting “Renovations to Exterior Building Enclosure to Improve Building Performance.” To read a full description of the presentation, click here.
While roaming the Exhibit Hall, please stop by Booth 37 to learn more about Gale’s building enclosure design and consulting, structural engineering, civil engineering, and athletic facilities planning and design services.
For more information about the conference, click here.
Supporting the Ormond Beach Composite Civil Air Patrol Squadron
Gale recently had the pleasure of meeting with members of the Ormond Beach Composite Squadron Cadet Program. Justin Edwards led a discussion on airport engineering and planning as a career and presented the group with a corporate donation.
Click here learn more about the Cadet Program.
Gale’s article titled “Evaluation and Applicability of Skid Resistant Runway Surfaces” was recently published in the Florida Airport Council’s Facilities Committee Newsletter, Tools of the Trade. Click the link to read the article. Visit our Airport Engineering and Planning page for more information on Gale’s aviation services.
On Friday, October 27th, Tony B. Robinson, RRC, BECxP, LEED®AP presented “The Benefits of Drones in Evaluating the Building Enclosure” from 1:45 – 2:45. This presentation detailed the pros and cons of drone use on facilities, privacy issues, and FAA Regulations.
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.
Click here to check out all of our Technical Publications.
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.
Click here for more information.
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.