New England Mechanical Contractors Association

For over 100 years, New England Mechanical Contractors Association has been a construction industry trade association representing premier mechanical construction firms throughout Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. From building new large scale construction to servicing and maintaining existing facilities, our member contractors employ the most highly skilled and trained workforce in New England delivering cost-effective, timely results and staying abreast of leading-edge technology and industry practices.

We offer membership within the Mechanical Contractors Association, Mechanical Service Contractors Association, and the National Certified Pipe Welding Bureau. We support our member contractors through our educational seminars, labor and government relations, industry news and marketing. Committed to the future of our industry, we sponsor MCA student chapters at Northeastern University and Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston. Our affiliation with the Mechanical Contractors Association of America and our strong, cooperative relationship with the United Association enables us to offer our members numerous opportunities to build lasting, beneficial relationships with peers while acquiring the business knowledge and tools to keep their company successful.

"Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing."
--Theodore Roosevelt

 

Recent News

February 2015               

Mixed-Use with Movie Theater and Apartments Proposed for South Bay

A developer has filed a letter of intent with BRA for a mixed-use project on 10 acres adjacent to South Bay Center in Dorchester.  The letter, from All State Roads LLC outlines a plan to construct a transit-oriented, mixed-use commercial / residential development to include a 65,000 sqft cinema, 150-200 room hotel, 115,000 sqft of retail space, 500 residential units and two parking garages.  New internal roadways, sidewalks and open space will be created as well.  The tract of land is bounded by South Bay, Enterprise St to the southwest, Boston St to the southeast and West Howell St to the northeast.  The land is currently occupied by a concrete plant, vacant commercial and industrial space, office and retail buildings and parking lots.

HFF secures $680M in financing for Four Seasons tower

HFF has secured $680 million in construction financing and joint venture equity for the 61-story Four Seasons hotel and private residences planned in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood.  HFF worked with developer Carpenter & Co. to secure a $500 million construction loan through The Children's Investment Fund Management LLP, a London-based hedge fund management firm. Citi Private Bank raised $180 million in joint venture equity.  The 61-story project, which officially broke ground last month, is slated to be the largest tower built in four decades when complete in 2018. It will be anchored by a 211-room Four Seasons on the lower 23 floors, with 180 private residences on floors 25-61.  Suffolk Construction Co. is the project's general contractor, and the tower was designed by architects Pei Cobb Freed & Partners in collaboration with Cambridge Seven Associates.

N.B. Kenney’s Mechanical Expertise Shines in Award-Winning E Ink Renovation

Heating hot water and chilled water piping at E-Ink.

Billerica, MA – N.B. Kenney Company, Inc. was an integral part of the project team that undertook the renovation of E Ink’s technical and administrative center in Billerica that earned the Associated Builders and Contractors’ Excellence in Construction Eagle Award. The project involved consolidation of two existing buildings into one 140,000sf facility to meet the specific research and development needs of this electronic tablet producer.

N.B. Kenney was responsible for the extensive HVAC and process systems serving the electro-optics lab and the polymer synthesis area. The project’s unique and complex schedule required N.B. Kenney to make multiple design alterations during construction to satisfy the needs of the end user while working within the physical constraints of the building. The final result: an award-winning project that combined engineered design with end user functionality.

“We are extremely proud of our work at E Ink’s Innovation Center,” said Robert Nims, executive vice president of N.B. Kenney.

New Boston Ventures planning 12-story residential tower on Greenway

Boutique real estate development firm New Boston Ventures LLC has submitted plans to restore the historic Bulfinch building and build a 12-story residential tower at 110 Broad St., a triangular downtown parcel adjacent to the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway.  The 83,500-square-foot project will include 52 residential units and ground-floor cafe on a 7,580 square feet stretching from 102-112 Broad St.  "The project will continue the improvement of the area by filling in a gap along the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway with ground-floor commercial space that will extend the pedestrian connection from the Greenway to Broad Street and provide amenities to the neighbors and building residents," New Boston Ventures LLC wrote in the plans.  The Boston Civic Design Commission heard a presentation from James Alexander of Finegold Alexander + Associates Inc. Architects, which designed the 110 Broad project, at its Feb. 3 meeting in City Hall.  The Bulfinch building, which dates back to 1805, would be restored and incorporated into the project as the residential lobby.  The facade of the residential building includes three separate types of materials: masonry, glass and steel.  The project would create 175 construction jobs. If approved by the BRA, construction would begin this summer and wrap up in winter 2016.

Baystate Franklin in Greenfield breaks ground for $26 million surgery modernization project

GREENFIELD - Baystate Franklin Medical Center hosted a ceremonial groundbreaking Thursday for its $26 million surgery modernization project.  It is a 55,000-square-foot expansion that includes four new operating rooms. It also includes renovation of the largest current operating room and relocation of the endoscopy unit so that it is directly adjacent to surgery.   Work began on the foundation in fall 2014. The building is expected to be completed in fall 2016.  Steffian Bradley Architects of Enfield did the design, Baystate said. Pearson Systems Inc. of West Springfield is the general contractor.  Baystate said the project entails a total of 80,000 work hours for tradespeople. It said that 90 of these construction workers will be from the Pioneer Valley and 91 of them union labor.

Dana-Farber grows personalized medicine research with move to Longwood 

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has announced plans to expand their precision medicine research with a move into a new space on Longwood Ave.  The hospital is bringing several research programs under one roof and expanding cancer drug development with a move into a new building on Longwood Avenue.  The hospital will occupy 155,000 square-feet, or three floors, of the 10-floor space to bring together and expand several programs centered around cancer drug development.  The renovation will cost upwards of $72 million, and employees are expected to start work in the building as early as next week.

Teachers Union to replace Dorchester HQ

A development team has filed plans with the Boston Redevelopment Authority to replace the Boston Teachers Union building at 188 Mount Vernon St. in Dorchester.  The plan proposes replacing the BTU's existing 32,500-square-foot building with a 52,469-square-foot building which would be used by the BTU, its health and welfare fund offices, an optical shop, a credit union, meeting spaces, conference rooms and function halls. The project would also include building a two-story, 308-space parking garage.

MCA Student Chapter Success Story

Ground Breaking for Boston’s Tallest Skyscraper 

On Wednesday, developers formally broke ground for the tallest skyscraper to be built in Boston in 40 years.  The 700 foot tower at 1 Dalton St. will house Boston’s second Four Seasons Hotel and high end condominiums.  The condos will have 11 foot ceilings, fireplaces and top of the line kitchens.  The Four Seasons Hotel will have 211 rooms.  The $750 million project will be built on a triangular plot at the edge of the Christian Science Plaza.  Construction is expected to be completed by 2017.  The developer is Cambridge based Carpenter & Co with financing coming from investors from 26 countries.  Designers are Harry N Cobb of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners in collaboration with Gary Johnson of Cambridge Seven Associates Inc.

NCPWB has produced a second video to educate engineers about B31 Piping Codes and how the NCPWB helps contractors meet the codes’ requirements.

The eight minute video is posted to YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TXPgaOioxs  and www.ncpwb.org

 

NEMCA

New England MCA
Serving the New England Mechanical Construction Industry by providing resources to help manage and grow business and by keeping members connected to changes in the industry.

 
NEMSCA

New England MSCA
The New England Mechanical Service Contractors Association works to advance and promote our contractors performing service and refrigeration work in the HVACR industry.

 
NECPWB

New England NCPWB
New England National Certified Pipe Welding Bureau - New England’s resource to educate and promote compliance with welding codes and certification in the Pipe Welding Industry.NCPWB promotional video on YouTube:  NCPWB YouTube Video