Kaplan Construction company awarded in Construction Awards

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Kaplan Construction company awarded in Construction Awards

Kaplan Construction, a Brookline-based company has been honored with 3 Excellence in Construction Awards during the 22nd annual ABC Massachusetts Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors awards banquet held in Waltham.

Kaplan scope the Green Building Award and recognized as a green construction company that enhances the sustainability of the built environment and society at large. Additionally, Kaplan provided pre-construction services including exploratory work, budget review estimates, preparation of deduct alternates and preliminary schedules.

Their second award is the ABC Merit Award that recognizes the overall excellence in project execution, craftsmanship, safety, innovative elements and challenges and client satisfaction.

The third award received was the ABC Safety Award for taking measures to ensure zero lost time and a safe job site environment, implementing a custom-built interior staging tower, full exterior staging, and utilizing HEPA fans and air scrubbers to minimize dust and raise air quality levels.

The WBE general contractor and construction management firm, offers building programs across Greater Boston. The company also offers interior and exterior renovations to the three-story, 12,540-square-foot Colby Hall, located at 141 Herrick Road in Newton Centre and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Kaplan renovated and reconfigured three floors of the Colby Hall a Romanesque Revival, Second Empire stone masonry building with wood framed floors, roof and stud partitions to accommodate BPSI’s program spaces, and converted the attached vaulted chapel to a library and multi-purpose room used to host lectures, dinners and functions.

Off the entrance is a casually furnished Community Room with an attached kitchenette that is being used as communal gathering space for students, members and faculty.

The BPSI renovation included the complete restoration of existing windows utilizing new energy efficient glazing; repurposing two-arched stile and rail oak doors and hardware in the community and meeting rooms; and using salvaged wood and flooring materials wherever possible for patching and blending new to old.

In addition, Kaplan installed a Direct Digital Control HVAC system to allow BPSI to manage its energy usage more efficiently, and utilized low VOC paints and adhesives.

The BPSI renovation included the complete restoration of existing windows utilizing new energy efficient glazing; repurposing two-arched stile and rail oak doors and hardware in the community and meeting rooms; and using salvaged wood and flooring materials wherever possible for patching and blending new to old.

In addition, Kaplan installed a Direct Digital Control HVAC system to allow BPSI to manage its energy usage more efficiently, and utilized low VOC paints and adhesives.

The Massachusetts Chapter of the ABC is the largest construction trade association in the Commonwealth, representing more than 400 local general contractor, subcontractor, supplier and associate companies with over 22,000 employees.

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