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Town of Milford, NH:
- Perform site evaluation of identified land for new Essential Service Facilities including Police and Ambulance Facilities. Analysis included best and most economical use of site, proximity to town center, neighborhood environment, zoning, 20 year growth master plan, preliminary design and detailed budget to be put on referendum ballot for town vote. Project contact: Bill Parker, Milford Planning Department, 603/673-7964. Voters voted to approve the project in March 2005.
City of Manchester, NH:
- Rines Center Renovation: Performed construction inspection services during construction phase of project. Services included but were not limited to: contractor adherence to plans and specifications, evaluate constructability issues, code compliance, project safety, evaluation of change orders. Project Description: Renovation of an existing 25,600SF, 3-story building for the City's Health and Welfare departments and Youth Services. Project Contact: Kevin Sheppard, Deputy Director of Highways, 603/624-6444, Project completed January 2004.
- Manchester Senior Center: Perform Construction Inspection Services during construction phase of project. Services include but not limited to: Contractor adherence to plans and specifications, evaluate constructability issues, code compliance, project safety, evaluation of change orders. Project Contact: Tim Clougherty, Manchester Highway department, 603/624-6444. Project completed October 2004
- New Minor League Baseball Stadium, Renovations to Gill Stadium: Perform Program Management Services for the renovation of Historical Gill Stadium and the Construction of a new 7200 seat stadium along the Merrimack River in Manchester. Involvement in all aspects of project including design evaluation, contract management, costing and budgeting, requisition administration, constructability issues, code compliance, adherence to final design, contract documents and specifications. Project Contact, Frank Thomas, Director of Highway Department, 603/624-6444. Gill Stadium renovations were completed in April 2004, the new Ball Park opened on April 7, 2005.
YWCA of Manchester, NH:
- Performed design charrette to evaluate and plan for renovations to an existing 4-story 55,000SF building built in 1926. Currently performing Program Management Services to facilitate the design, development and construction of the project. The first 2 floors and basement house the YWCA activities including office space, meeting/activity rooms, a gym, and a pool in the basement. The third and fourth floors are residential apartments for disabled adults under section 8 housing. The next phase of the project is ongoing for funding source evaluation and applications. Funding for pre-construction and design has been obtained from the City Aldermanic CIP board, federal grants have been identified and processed, and other state and local grant sources have also been identified and contacted as well as private foundations. Currently the project is in schematic design, the entire project team is in place with including a tax credit consultant, historical consultant, and environmental consultant. Construction is anticipated to begin late spring of 2006.
Derryfield Country Club & Restaurant:
- This project was a Public/Private partnership between the City of Manchester and A private LLC that runs the restaurant and function facility. Derryfield Country Club is a city owned municipal golf course run by the Parks and Recreation Department. The old facility was a 100 year old colonial which had been added on to many times over the years and was in need of major renovations to meet the current building and life safety codes. The restaurant owners lease space from the city in the same building. The Parks and Recreation Department was also housed in the building. After acquiring city bonded funds for a new facility, the city hired an architect and construction manager to work with Parks and the restaurant owners for a new facility. The initial design came $1.3mm over budget and was put on hold. Castagna Consulting Group was hired by the restaurant owners to act as Program Manager to facilitate the redesign to fit the budget. Working with the original architect, several scenarios were discussed until the project program fit the budget as well as the needs of the occupants. After the design was complete, CCG facilitated the bidding process for a general contractor to build the facility. CCG also oversaw the construction phase to ensure quality and adherence to the design and budget. The project began in October of 2004 and was completed August 1, 2005. The new facility is a 2-story, 15,000SF wood framed building. The upper floor holds the restaurant and bar that holds 135 people, a 200 person function room and an outdoor elevated deck that will house an additional 90 people that overlooks the 6th fairway of the golf course. The lower level houses the city parks department, locker rooms and pro shop for the golf course.
Alfa Aesar, A Johnson Matthey Company:
Multi-tenant Industrial Facility:
- The principal of Castagna Consulting Group has been associated with JohnsonMatthey since building it's first Chemical distribution facility in Haverhill Massachusetts in 1989. CCG was retained by Johnson Matthey as Program Manager for the design and construction of a 35,000SF chemical storage warehouse near their present facility in Haverhill. The project started with a real estate search for the facility. Only a few possibilities were viable options because the operation needed to be near the existing facility. The site is an existing 15,000SF warehouse with approvals to add an additional 18,000SF. Negotiations with the building owner were finalized in May of 2005. Basic concept design was started in November of 2004 and finalized once the site was secure The facility is a high hazard storage facility for Flammable liquids, Flammable Solids, Corrosive and Oxidizer classified chemicals. Over 5,000 different chemicals are housed in the facility. The flammable liquids and solids are explosion proof environments with chemical resistant materials on the floors and walls. The Flammable liquids room has a 3 foot pit under an epoxy coated steel grid and FRP floor system. The suppression system is an AFFF Foam system. UV/IR detectors act as early warning incase of an incident. The building is completely diked housing a possible 250,000gal of liquid. Each hazard room is self contained with 3 and 4 hour rated walls, and doors. The heating and ventilation system is state of the art allowing 6 air changes per hour and reacting to self contain any room with a problem and isolating it from the rest of the facility. The MEP systems allow the fire department to manually control the systems from an isolated control panel including manual releases of smoke hatches, mechanically ventilating a room with an incident ongoing or do nothing and let the buildings systems control the situation. The safeguards give the fire department a window of time sufficient enough so lives are not put in harms way if a problem arises. The project began July 25, 2005 and is scheduled to be complete February 1, 2006.
Import Cargo Distribution Center:
- Castagna Consulting Group provided Program Management Services for the design and construction of a 235,000SF Multi-tenant Industrial building for 1070 Holt Avenue, LLC. The project is the last major industrial site left in Manchester Proper. The project is located in East Industrial park in Manchester, NH. The building is being built on 16 acres; it is the largest single pre-engineered steel frame building in the State of New Hampshire. The building has a composite exterior finishes and a clear ceiling height of 30 feet. Site work began in the fall of 2005; the building was fully occupied in July of 2007. Tenants include Horizon Solutions, Puget Sound International, FedEx Home Delivery, and Elliot Health Systems
Town of Derry, NH; Town Owned Facilities Master Plan:
- Providing design and cost analysis and Program Management Services for the development of 48 acres at the Port of Oakland in California. The client intended to build and operate 570,000Sf of distribution space. Sustainable principals including environmental, social and economical components are part of the design and operations of the project. Our project team responded to an RFP put out by the Port of Oakland to develop the last parcel at the port. We were successful in obtaining the rights to the project. The design and approval process will begin during the summer of 2006 with phase one completion approximately in June of 2008. Click here for a detailed PDF.
The town of Derry contracted with Castagna Consulting Group to analyze and document the physical properties of the town owned buildings listed below. The produced report will allow the town to budget on yearly basis, required maintenance, repairs or replacement of the building systems and components of the entire town owned facilities as well as monitor life cycle performance.
The town owned facilities included:
|Derry Municipal Center
||Marion Gerrish Community Center
|Derry Dog Pound
||Derry Police Station
||Adams Memorial Building
|Derry Transfer Station Office Building
||Derry Vehicle Maintenance Building
||The Rider House (Upper Room)
|East Derry Fire Station
Work began with a thorough physical inspection of each location. Assessment included evaluation of the following components:
Dover Fields Market Place:
- Exterior building envelope issues included: roof and siding conditions, eaves and rake trim, windows and doors, any wall or roof penetrations, means of egress issues
- Site evaluation issues included: handicap accessibility, emergency vehicle access, and environmental hazards.
- Building Interior issues included: Handicap Accessibility, condition of interior finishes to evaluate life cycle expectancy of walls, floors, ceilings, trim, structural integrity of the foundations, sills, floor and roof systems.
- Building systems analysis included: evaluation of fire alarm and fire suppression systems, heating and air conditioning systems, ventilation or lack of a ventilation system, , electrical systems analysis
- General condition of the buildings as it relates to the current building codes and ADAAG
- Analysis of the energy efficiency of the buildings
- Provided an environmental assessment for each building. The assessment included asbestos and lead screening, visual assessment for mold and potential indoor air quality problems, and an inventory of miscellaneous hazardous materials onsite.
- Detailed cost analysis of all repairs critical and non critical. Life cycle issues of systems presently in place for long term maintenance planning and budgeting.
Click here to view the Dover Fields Concept Outline.
Castagna Consulting Group provided Program Management Services to the developer of Dover Fields Marketplace. The project is a mixed use development on the Dover-Madbury, NH line. The uses include a new concept Hannaford Supermarket, a Dunkin Donuts, A medical office building, a branch bank, a multi-unit retail building, and 65 single family housing units for 55 and older. The first phase was completed in November of 2007. Hannaford�s new concept supermarket was the first phase of the project. The other sites were prepared for future build-out in phase 1 as well.
Hannaford Bros. new concept store is thought to be a template for grocers' future store designs.
At 36,000 square feet, it's about a third smaller than traditional Hannaford stores and six times smaller than the Wal-Mart Supercenter in Plymouth's Colony Place.
But the store has a clever layout that makes shopping easy. Cream and half-and-half are located next to the coffee section, for instance. Shoppers enter a single lane that feeds five check-out aisles, eliminating the frustration of picking the slowest moving line.
And a "go cart curb service" caters to shoppers with 25 or more items, who can leave their cart with employees who check out items, bag them and carry them out to the customer's car. A wireless device processes a shopper's payments.
In this way, the store emulates the airline industry's model of giving frequent customers preferential treatment.
The residential development started in late fall 2007 and is scheduled to be complete over the next 2-3 years. The Dunkin Donuts project and the bank are scheduled to start in the spring of 2008.