East Providence, RI- Keough Construction Management (KCM) is pleased to announce the addition of Jerome R. (Jay) Gentile, Jr. to the company. Jay will serve as KCM’s Director of Client Relations. Jay’s professional experience spans 45 years in the AEC industry. A 1973 graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Jay is an architect by training, but he has a lengthy and diverse background in the design and building industry.
“I’m excited to be joining KCM and to apply my knowledge and experience to such a progressive management company,” says Jay Gentile. “I’m looking forward to expanding on KCM’s higher education and corporate markets in New England. I truly believe I can be an asset to those planning or contemplating a project.” Recently, Jay worked as an independent consultant, prior to working for several national firms, including Skidmore Owings & Merrill as an architect in the 1970’s, and for Continental Bank of Illinois, Bank Boston, and Liberty Mutual Insurance Company as a Project Manager and Executive.
As a Principal Design and Construction Manager at Liberty Mutual, Jay’s career spanned two decades, and involved some of Liberty’s most advanced and critical renovation and expansion projects in North and South America, and in Europe. “Jay’s skillset, experience, and collaborative demeanor will be a boon to our clients,” says Ray Keough, President of KCM. “Jay comes to us with an outstanding background in strategic planning, corporate facilities, and program management that involved all phases of a project life-cycle--from real estate acquisition and planning--to project execution and disposition. I’m excited for our current and new clients to meet and work with him.”
Please feel free to contact Jay for any project needs or inquires.
Jay Gentile, Jr.
Keough Construction Management (KCM) has recently been awarded two (2) projects for the North Kingstown School Department. Work will commence at the Wickford Middle School & Quidnessett Elementary School.
Work at Wickford Middle School Classroom will involve HVAC Ventilation and Exhaust Systems Upgrades consisting of new roof mounted dedicated outdoor air systems with energy recovery provisions to provide ducted supply air ventilation with exhaust to all classroom and the main corridors located on all three floor levels of the school.
Work at the Quidnessett Elementary School that will comprise of removing six (6) existing packaged rooftop heating and air conditioning units to be replaced with new units that include a dehumidification component to provide a minimum of 4 to 6 air exchanges per hour. Existing structural steel open web joist roof framing will be reinforced to accommodate the added weight of the units.
KCM shall ensure projects are following the RI Department of Education’s School Construction Regulations and the District’s Memorandum of Agreement. This includes review of all documentation and reports required for RIDE, including design submissions, cost estimates, and other materials.
Johnston, RI - Keough Consruction Management is currently underway completing a $20 million bio-fuel facility located in Johnston, RI. The plant receives food waste from commercial generators then processes it to create methane gas to supply two gas fired generators. In addition to the gas produced, solid waste by-product from the process is turned into organic mulch for sale, thereby reducing solid waste to the landfill. Orbit Energy Rhode Island LLC is the owner. Stodghill Biofuels LLC hired Keough to build and manage the project.
Like two giant stomachs, 2.5 million-gallon tanks at the facility ferment the organic material, releasing a bio-gas that is captured to generates electricity and produce the organic mulch byproduct. The plant is slated to be completed early summer, 2021.
Keough Construction Management continues its service to General Dynamics Electric Boat (GDEB) providing Project Management Services at the Quonset Point, Rhode Island location. Keough has provided Project Management Services for several projects at the Quonset Point facility dating back nearly 10 years, including the recently completed AFC Phase 1 Building (Automated Frame & Cylinder) and the Bay 4 East Modifications/Press Project.
As part of GDEB’s Facility Master Plan program (FMP), Keough is responsible for oversite and management of construction projects at the Quonset Point Facility. The FMP program has been developed to implement construction of facilities at the Quonset and Groton sites, to keep pace with increased production demands in support of the expanding Virginia Class and Columbia Class Nuclear Submarine Program for the US Navy.
“We are proud to support the critical projects and infrastructure expansion under the FMP program. Teamwork, accountability, and collaboration are producing positive results and the successful turnover of projects for GDEB,” notes Raymond Keough, President, Keough Construction Management.
Keough is currently managing five significant projects that will add over 300,000-sf of fabrication space for GDEB and represents nearly $200 million of in-place construction.
Ocean Transport Barge Pier and Landside Improvements involves excavation and the construction of a heavy-duty ramp pier for the loading of the Columbia class submarine modules.
AFC Phase II Construction encompasses a 75,000-sf addition to the AFC Phase 1 Building. The AFC Building supports production of Columbia Class submarine modules.
High Capacity Turning Project involves engineering and construction of a heavy lift concrete pad for the crane rotations of submarine sections. The project includes the purchase of the cranes, setup, and commissioning.
Pipe Packaging G2 Facility includes the renovation and fit-out of an existing 147,000-sf building into a manufacturing building for the Virginia and Columbia programs.
The Advanced Manufacturing Building encompasses the construction of a new 90,000-sf ground up manufacturing facility.
Crew Installing the tall blade "United" sign, late December for the newly renovated "United Theatre, Westerly, RI
The United Theatre is being renovated to become a community center for live performance, cinema, performing and visual arts and arts education.
The United will provide Westerly with its first year-round venue for jazz, classical, opera, ballet, modern dance and popular music; it’s only centrally located gallery for visual artists; its first multi-screen art house cinema; flexible education space; and Westerly’s first comprehensive, professional community music school. The space will include a versatile black-box theatre created to accommodate up to 650 people for various uses, or be divided into two smaller spaces. The United will also include a 90 seat cinema for first-run and revival films, an art gallery, and a 30 seat flexible theatre, for use as a micro-cinema, gathering or exhibit space. The education center within The United will include 11,000 square feet of space for classes, workshops and studios in music, film, visual and performing arts. The education center will also be home to the Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School.
The United is a contributing member of the National Register of Historic Places listed as the Westerly Downtown Historic District. The Westerly Land Trust purchased the United Theatre in February of 2006 as part of their Urban Program which focuses resources on the redevelopment and enhancement of commercial properties in downtown Westerly, particularly those in areas of historic significance. In keeping with that focus, renovations of The United will protect and restore the historically significant architecture and affectivity of the beloved former theatre. One critical component to the restoration is the creation of a new marquee to be created for the front of the building, modeled after the original 1920’s vertical blade and canopy design which blew off of the building during the infamous hurricane of 1938.
The United is undergoing comprehensive renovations to both the original theatre, as well as the adjacent, connected former Montgomery Ward building to create a vibrant arts complex which includes multi-use venues and a world-class education center. As an organization, The United is working with other cultural, creative and education-driven organizations throughout the region to form partnerships which will position the space as a community center for the arts.
Keough is pleased to announce that our in house estimating team provided the Rhode Island Convention Center Authority with a pre-construction estimate within a fraction of a percent of the awarded lump-sum, low-bid contractor. Our estimate for the new 434,398 sq ft Garrahy Garage Parking Complex was less than one percent higher of the lowest bid and .2% higher than the second lowest bid. The project includes extraordinary technical construction using GEO piers for soil stabilization, significant hazardous material extraction, ground water treatment and remediation , and will contain state-of-the-art building façades that will correlate with the districts modernized characteristics.
The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation Smart Home Program provides mortgage-free homes for veterans. https://tunnel2towers.org This program builds custom designed homes for our service members. The customization of these homes address the unique needs of the service member to ultimately improve their independent lifestyle. Keough is honored to be a part of this initiative. RKC is providing Owners Representative Services for a new 1,600 sqft two-story home in our local state of Rhode Island. This new home will feature modern amenities and will contain personalized features for the future resident.
The Chorus of Westerly hired Keough for Construction Management services at their Historic Concert Hall built in 1886. The Chorus priority list included replacing the original slate roof, restoring the main front entry doors, restoring stained glass windows and other historic ornamental elements, replacement of the front entry stairs, and re-working the existing HVAC system to operate as a recirculating system.
Keough is guiding the board of directors through the all phases of construction and has created a master budget for this project. Keough is additionally providing the Chorus of Westerly with testing services, creation and solicit of bid documents, recommendations for the award of consultants, construction documentation and assist with all aspects of the project.
Keough Construction partnered with S/L/A/M Collaborative Architects to estimate the Huxley Avenue Transformation Project for Providence College. Providence College took ownership of Huxley Ave, a city street that bifurcated their Providence campus. The design transformed a city street into a college level entry and guard system along with city bus drop-off’s, walk-ways and landscaping as well as total controlled access to their campus. KCM was hired to estimate this project in multiple phases over multiple summer shut downs.
Location: Providence RI
Total S.F. 7 Acres
Features: Professional Cost Estimating, ADA Compliance, Utility Upgrade
Landscape and Maintenance Features, Campus Facility
Keough has been actively working with State of Rhode Island Archives and History Museum, providing them with a Programmatic Level Cost Estimating and Owner’s Program Management Services for their new construction Project. The current RI Archives and History Museum is located on Westminster St in Providence and has plans to develop a two story, 52,000 SF new Archival Building. The goal of this project is to preserve Rhode Island’s long and rich heritage as one of the original 13 American colonies by constructing a State of the Art facility to house and display the State’s historical artifacts and the provide opportunities to educate and inspire the public of our local history. Keough is diligently working with the Museum during this critical review phase.
Keough is thrilled to be teamed up with Brewster Thornton Group Architects for the new Student Services Building located at Rhode Island College. Keough is providing a professional cost estimate for this new building to support desired programming. This new four story structure will house the Bursar’s office, Registrar’s office, Financial Aid office, and Student Activities office creating a “one-stop” location which is conveniently located and easily identified by the student body.
Keough is currently providing the Portsmouth Abbey School with Owner’s Representation Services for the new state-of-the-art science education building. Keough has worked with the school during the Design and Pre-construction phases of this project, and continues to assist the Portsmouth Abbey School during the current construction phase. The new Science Center will be the largest single initiative in the School's history and will adhere to most of the highly efficient low-emissions green standards. It will house seven laboratories, seven classrooms, faculty offices, a multi-purpose seminar room, and a multi-story science & humanities commons that will serve as the crossroads of the two disciplines.
The Portsmouth Abbey School Board of Regents is proud to announce the largest single initiative in the School's history - a new science facility, which will secure the academic future of Portsmouth Abbey School as a school that continues to deliver an exceptional education in the sciences and humanities.
The state-of-the-art science education facility will be annexed to the east end of the Burden Classroom Building, extending from the Holy Lawn north toward the football field and track. Design and construction plans have been completed by Architerra, an architecture, community design, and development advisory firm in Boston, dedicated to sustainable design and smart growth. The new building will include seven laboratories, seven classrooms, faculty offices, a multi-purpose seminar room, and a multi-story science & humanities commons that will serve as the crossroads of the two disciplines.
The wood and steel-framed structure will complement the existing Belluschi architecture on campus and adhere to the highly efficient low-emissions green standards that began with the building of St. Brigid's House in 2007. Its eco-friendly components will meet LEED Gold design specifications, and its flexible-use interior will ensure that the School can remain abreast of the rapidly-changing academic landscape in the sciences.
Keough has been hired as owner’s representative for the oversite of construction of the new Sail Newport facility at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island.
The 9000 sq ft timber frame facility will house public bathroom facilities on the ground level and meeting rooms, classrooms and offices on the two upper levels.
This is a green project that includes state of the art electric and mechanical systems, a rain harvesting system and a solar array on the roof. The design is in keeping with the historic Fort Adams Park.
The Attorney General’s Office is renovating its existing properties and building new facilities at the Pastore Government Center in Cranston, Rhode Island, to enhance functionality and efficiency. The new single story facility (with a partial basement) will house a Customer Service Center. The three (3) primary occupants for the new facility include; the Bureau of Criminal Investigation Unit (BCI), Adult Diversion Unit, and the Consumer Protection Offices.
The project includes construction of an approximately 26,600 GSF Attorney General Customer Service Building. The building and associated parking areas are located at Pastore Center on the corner of Pontiac Avenue and Howard Avenue. The building program includes employee offices, conference rooms, and administrative spaces. A basement (approximately 7,600 GSF) is included for future expansion and building support services. There is an employee parking lot with 40 spaces and a visitor’s parking lot with 80 spaces to accommodate the new building. There are two bus parking spaces and two police officer parking spaces provided. The project also includes site utilities and site development related to the building. The Owner is planning for LEED Silver certification.
• 26,000 sf Customer Service Center
• Houses Bureau of Criminal Investigations Unit
• Houses Adult Diversion Unit Nursing School
• Houses Consumer Protection Offices
• Major Site and infrastructure upgrade
• Project Targeted: LEED SILVER
White Horn Brook Apartments is a new residence hall currently in design on the URI campus. It is being designed as one of the greenest residential buildings on campus. It is the future home of the Sustainability Living & Learning Community (LLC) students and upperclassmen and will be located across from Meade Stadium, near the Wiley/ Garrahy complex.
As a model for green living, the apartments will present student residents with the opportunity to experiment and learn about what it’s like to live a greener lifestyle. The project will include a footprint in excess of 200,000 sf and 500 units. The units are intened for upperclass, third and fourth year students, and will feature apartment style, one unit rooms complete with private cooking facilities and amenities. The project value is currently estimated to be in excess of $80 million.
• Location: Kingston, RI
• Completed: 2019 (est)
• Total S.F. 200,000
• Features: Private units with apartment style amenities.
• LEED: GOLD
KINGSTON, R.I. – September 6, 2016 – State and university officials, donors to the project and business leaders participated in a ceremonial ribbon cutting today for the $68 million, 134,623-square-foot Richard E. Beaupre Center for Chemical and Forensic Sciences Center.
While faculty and staff members have been moving into the new facility throughout the spring and summer, the four-story structure will welcome its first students Wednesday, Sept. 7 when the new academic year begins.
Funded in large part by a $61 million bond issue approved by Rhode Island voters in the 2010 election, the facility bears the name of Richard E. Beaupre, an alumnus and longtime supporter of the University who made a major gift to support the project. He is the founder and chief executive officer of Lincoln-based ChemArt. The Cumberland resident graduated from URI in 1962 and received an honorary doctorate in 2003. His nearly $4 million in gifts to URI, including his recent $2.5 million donation, over the past decade have helped scores of students, including those with financial need and those interested in the arts.
The center replaces Pastore Hall, which was built in 1953 to accommodate 800 students. Today, more than 7,000 students enroll in chemistry classes each year.
URI President David M. Dooley, left, and Richard E. Beaupre are all smiles after the $68 million Beaupre Center for Chemical and Forensic Sciences opened officially today at URI’s Kingston Campus. The building is named in honor of Beaupre, a URI alumnus, a major supporter of URI and chief executive officer of Lincoln-based ChemArt. The project was largely funded by a $61 million bond issue approved by voters. URI photos by Nora Lewis URI President David M. Dooley, left, and Richard E. Beaupre are all smiles after the $68 million Beaupre Center for Chemical and Forensic Sciences opened officially today at URI’s Kingston Campus. The building is named in honor of Beaupre, a URI alumnus, a major supporter of URI and chief executive officer of Lincoln-based ChemArt. The project was largely funded by a $61 million bond issue approved by voters. URI photos by Nora Lewis The Beaupre Center, which houses the URI Department of Chemistry, including its undergraduate, master’s and doctoral programs, as well a federal Center of Excellence for Explosives Detection, Mitigation and Response, triples the amount of space for teaching labs and nearly doubles the space for research laboratories, with 14 teaching laboratories and 18 faculty research labs.
The main level of the Beaupre Center also features the 240-seat Victor J. Baxt Lecture Hall and a 95-seat lecture hall, each equipped with demonstration hoods. A camera is mounted inside each hood, which allows professors to project their laboratory lessons to large screens for viewing by students. The Beaupre Center also has a 30-seat classroom and the Teknor Apex Instrumentation Lab.
The building features tall walls of glass, which provide natural lighting and offers views of the surrounding academic buildings, as well as four exterior wall types: stone, brick, phenolic resin and aluminum panel.
The center is home to leading faculty who conduct research in such areas as developing advanced batteries to fuel energy efficient automobiles, improving resolution in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, and creating new clinical methods for early disease detection.
The architect was Wilson Architects Inc. of Boston, and the contractor was Bacon Construction of Rumford R.I. Keogh Construction Management of East Providence, R.I. was the project manager.
“Fostering research, innovation, and discovery is critical to Rhode Island’s future as a center of advanced industries,” said Gov. Gina Raimondo. “This facility, along with other recent projects, positions the University to attract businesses, entrepreneurs, and inventors to our state and grow our economy. I want to commend the University and its leadership for delivering yet another spectacular facility that will provide longstanding benefits to its students and Rhode Island as a whole. This is a proud day for our state.”
The building is expected to achieve Leadership in Environmental Engineering and Design (LEED) Silver status. It is expected to use 49 percent less energy than comparable existing buildings, and is projected to save 20 percent over the minimum Rhode Island energy code.
“URI is extremely grateful to Rhode Islanders for their strong support of URI’s major building initiatives over the last several years, which have positioned the University as an international leader in health, life and natural sciences,” said URI President David M. Dooley.
He also emphasized the role of chemistry in nearly all branches of science.
“Science is at the heart of innovation and discovery, and chemistry is the foundation for numerous scientific disciplines,” said Dooley, who is also an active research chemist. “Now that the Beaupre Center is complete, we have a start-of-the-art, energy efficient complement to our College of Nursing and the other two new facilities in the Health and Life Science District in the northern sector of campus–the Center for Biotechnology and Life Sciences and the College of Pharmacy Building.
“It is in this sector where our faculty are discovering new ways to fight terrorism, disease, environmental degradation and threats to public health,” the president said. “Chemistry is the building block and the bedrock for the health sciences, biotechnology, energy, pharmacy, nursing and high technology. And now with the opening of this building, we provide our faculty and students with the very best teaching and learning tools.”
“On behalf of our students, faculty and staff, I would like to offer my heartfelt thanks to Richard Beaupre, the late Victor Baxt, ’38, Hon. 2011, and his wife Gussie Baxt, who is here today, Katsuaki Kaito, president of Shimadzu Scientific Instruments Inc.; Jonathon Fain, chairman and CEO of Teknor Apex and URI Cheimstry Professor Louis Kirschenbaum and Dr. Susan Kirschenbaum for their generous support of this project,” said Winifred Brownell, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. “Because of their philanthropic investment and support of their companies, we now have a leading chemistry center for our students, faculty and staff. Thanks to the engagement of alumni and friends like these, our University is able to provide outstanding programs of teaching and research with the equipment and facilities they need to face the challenges of the 21st century.”
“Since our department began moving into the new center, faculty members, staff and graduate students have been impressed with the design, technological tools and laboratory spaces that will help our students learn the latest techniques, make their own discoveries and prepare them for careers in chemistry and a wide range of other scientific disciplines,” said Professor William Euler, chair of the Department of Chemistry. “Everyone is excited about getting to work in this advanced facility.”
During the ceremonies today, Beaupre expressed his gratitude for the honor and issued a challenge to current URI students.
“I am most grateful for the incredible honor that has been bestowed on me. I never thought that I’d receive an honor like this in my lifetime, and I accept it with a sincere sense of humility and gratitude,” Beaupre said.
“Gov. Raimondo recently suggested that we need to keep our Rhode Island graduates in in the state, and that is what I have done with more than 150 full-time employees at my business in Lincoln. I am proud to be a Rhode Islander and a supporter of economic development.”
Beaupre credited URI with helping him pay for his college expenses following his service in the Navy and as he and his wife began raising their children.
“I would like to talk to those students who have received financial help from URI,” Beaupre said. “I believe that you have a moral obligation to give back to URI when you are in a position to do so. In my lifetime, I have given millions of dollars to URI as my way of saying thank you for the support I received when I needed it most. I invite you to join me and others to help future generations of students.”
Fogarty Hall is home to Rhode Island College’s (RIC) Life Sciences Programs. The renovation and expansion of Fogarty Hall was initiated by RIC in order to accommodate the rapidly expanding Nursing Program, and included a range of spaces such as exam rooms, fundamental labs, debrief rooms, conference rooms, student lounges, and classrooms. This state-of-the-art facility will help to prepare medical and nursing students for a rapidly advancing technological workplace. It is also to be designed to support faculty administration of the building and Life Sciences Program in terms of system flexibility, as well as through a wide range of simulation capture and assessment tools to help instructors review student progress and performance. The project is schedule for completion in 2016.
The Rhode Island Convention Center Authority engaged Keough Construction Management to be the Owners Project Manager for the new multi-level parking garage adjacent to the Garrahy Judicial Courthouse in downtown Providence, RI.
The authority’s board and the General Assembly of the State of Rhode issued $43 million in bonds for the construction of a multi-level garage at the Garrahy Judicial Complex.. The quasi-public agency operates the Rhode Island Convention Center parking garages.
A seven-level garage with 1,250 parking spaces and room for ground-floor shops. The report suggests the ground-floor space could be used as a RIPTA bus hub.
The transformation of the current surface parking lot at the Garrahy Courthouse into a structured parking garage represents a unique opportunity to address current parking capacity deficiencies and provide a mechanism to promote economic development through highest and best use development of the nearby LINK parcels, the report states. The Garrahy site was found to offer distinct benefits as a public parking facility to serve both existing demand as well as other important redevelopment opportunities nearby.
Keough Construction Management provided design build services for the recently completed fish transfer facility for KSJ Seafood in Galilee, RI.
Our scope included obtaining Coastal Resource Management Council, DEM, Point Judith Harbor Commission and State of Rhode Island Building permits along with coordinating with the neighboring US Coast Guard boathouse. KCM worked closely with its client to deliver an on schedule and on budget facility.
The building is located on the wharf in Galilee and within the FEMA designated velocity flood plain. Because of its location KCM was responsible to incorporate all code required structural reinforcement, storm pressure relief panels, and flood vents into the design. Floor elevation within the flood plain is critical and KCM coordinated all appropriate grades to address the regulation along with providing a functional platform for unloading and transporting product. Prior to occupancy, KCM coordinated the installation of Owner furnished processing.