Construction Today Highlights the URI Center for Chemistry and Forensic Science

When it opens its doors in 2016, the University of Rhode Island’s Center for Chemistry and Forensic Sciences will provide more than just classroom and lab space for a large segment of the university’s student population.

The $68 million center will provide state-of-the-art facilities for faculty members researching technologies and applications to benefit the nation at large, including developing advanced batteries for energy-efficient cars, improving magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan machines and creating new early disease detection methods. The center will also house one of the county’s most important research and training resources in the war against terrorism, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Center of Excellence for Explosives Detection, Mitigation and Response. 

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Beverly Middle School

Beverly, MA – Bacon Agostini Construction Joint Venture is excited to announce that they have been awarded the contract to be the Construction Manager on the new Beverly Middle School in Beverly, MA.  Bacon Agostini joins the Owner’s Project Manager, Heery International, Inc. and Designer Ai3 Architects, LLC, on this $90 million dollar construction project.  This project includes construction of a new 231,509 SF, 1,395studentmiddleschool serving grades 5 through 8. The project will include a 4-story classroom core with each floor dedicated to one grade and a common outdoor learning area.  The project will include a 535 seat auditorium, a 352 seat cafeteria on the first floor for grades 5 & 6 and a 352 seat cafeteria on the third floor for grades 7 & 8, a gymnasium, classrooms, media center and administrationspaces. The new school will be constructed at 502 Cabot Street at the site of the existing Memorial Building. The existing 103,000 SF Memorial Building will be abated and demolished, commencing in January 2016. Existing playing fields will be renovated and reconfigured adjacent to the new building. The Bacon Agostini Team will be Bob Gilchrist as the Project Manager, Bill “Sharky” Edge as Superintendent, Rob Lanzieri as Assistant Project Manager and Tricia Saviano as the Project Administrator.  Pre-Construction CM Services started in May 2015, early construction packages for sitework, concrete piles, foundations and structural steel are planned for 2016 and substantial completion is scheduled for March 2018.

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A family-owned and-operated company since 1967, Agostini Bacon Construction Companies has been providing construction management and general contracting services throughout Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut. Located in East Providence, Rhode Island, Agostini Bacon specializes in public and private educational facilities as well as municipal work.