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Protecting the Environment in Construction
Baybutt Construction Corporation completed a LEED certified project at the Barre Family Health Center, Barre MA, for UMASS Memorial. This project is very special because hospital design typically requires the facility to be operated in a manner that interior air quality conditions be as high-quality as possible. The LEED program on the other hand emphasizes energy savings through reduced operating time of HVAC equipment and Mechanical systems. Through careful attention to detail, planning, and review with all parties involved, the project was able to be built in a manner that is energy efficient as well as meets stringent hospital operating standards.
Baybutt Construction Corporation was very involved through the entire construction process in various aspects.
Competent and detailed estimating to reflect the cost of LEED certification
Value engineering while maintaining green compliant systems and products
Preparation of job site management plans to ensure green construction and environmental protection
Stringent LEED accounting from start to finish
Continuous updates for the owner, architect, engineers, and sub-contractors of LEED progress
Verification, research, and record keeping of submitted green building products
Job site supervision carefully monitoring that green practices are being implemented during construction
Job site supervision testing and inspections of indoor and outdoor air quality
Emphasis on sub-contractor participation in all LEED practices taking place on the job site
Problem solving and creative thinking to achieve LEED credits whenever possible
Provide documentation on all LEED credits achieved by BCC
Assist in commissioning efforts with the engineer & sub-contractors
The above activities and responsibilities are some, but not all of the tasks we can successfully manage during a LEED construction project.
Baybutt Construction currently has two LEED Accredited Professionals on staff:
Justin Valaske - Project Manager, LEED AP
Shawn Lee - Project Superintendent, LEED AP
The LEED program, sustainable and environmentally friendly design and building, are very important issues in today's construction industry. These issues are a philosophy which we embrace at Baybutt Construction.
LEED Projects In-Progress
Northeast Veteran Training and Rehabilitation Center
Baybutt Construction serves as the program manager for this multi-phased project, which began in September 2006 with design and permitting. Construction started with the conversion/renovation of a Kelton Street house into the construction Site Office/Operations Center, the house which will eventually become the NVTRC management office. The Rehabilitation Center is situated on twelve acres of land donated by Mount Wachusett Community College. The facilities of the College are open to the veterans and their families. The College has extended free access to veterans and their family members to the full curriculum of College level classes. The College Day Care Center will be available at no cost to the families. The Heywood Hospital, located directly across the street from the NVTRC facility, will be part of the services available to the NVTRC program. The Veterans and families will be housed in separate living quarters located on the Project grounds. These cottages will be approximately 1000 sq ft with two bedrooms, bath, kitchen and living area. The cottage concept will allow the clients to practice their living skills and provide privacy for both the veteran and his/ her family. This project will achieve LEED Silver certification.
Kuhn Riddle Architects
Portsmouth Fire Station 2
Project consists of demolition of 3,000 sf existing building on Lafayette Road (NH Route 1) on the selected 2.5 acre site. New construction of 15,725 sf state-of-the-art LEED Silver Fire Station. The new two-story facility includes six apparatus bays, training tower and training auditorium, offices, menís and womenís living quarters, exercise and locker rooms, Emergency Operations Center, storage and fire pole.
Winter Street Architects, Inc.
LEED Completed Projects
Barre Family Health Center
This project includes new construction of a stand alone 20,000 square foot health care facility to include twenty examination rooms and twenty offices as this is also a teaching hospital for UMASS Medical School. Associated sitework includes a new electrical service, new entrance, MediFlight Helicopter landing pad, 85 new parking spaces for patients and staff and site landscaping. Demolition of existing facility to take place once new is constructed. The project is being constructed to meet LEED certification.
HDR/Warner & Associates, Inc.
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