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Constructech 2017 Woman in Construction

by Pam Fisher, Construction Coordinators, Inc.
PAM FISHER, Senior Vice President at Construction Coordinators, Inc. named Constructech 2017 Woman in Construction! Construction has seen many changes in recent years, and with that comes the rise of women who are leveraging technology to take the industry in new directions. The Women in Construction award honors women in the industry who have gone above and beyond to transform work on the jobsite and in the office, through the use of technology. Pam was selected with a diverse group of women breaking ground on new processes to improve productivity and efficiency at the jobsite, while opening doors for more women entering the space. Submissions were made to the editorial staff at Constructech magazine who chose the most successful women working within the construction community who are taking advantage of technology and represent some of the most innovative construction companies in the country.

Boston-Based Law Firm Announces Recognition of Six Attorneys, One CREW Boston Member, as US News & World Report "Best Lawyers"

by Kathryn Cochrane Murphy, Krokidas & Bluestein
Krokidas & Bluestein LLP, announced today that U.S. News & World Report has recognized six of the firm’s attorneys in its 2018 “Best Lawyers” list. The list includes Managing Partner Robert Griffin, and partners Jennifer Gallop, Paul Holtzman, Samuel Nagler, Kathryn Cochrane Murphy, and Elizabeth Ross. The Krokidas & Bluestein attorneys included in this year’s “Best Lawyers” ranking represents expertise from the firm’s core practice areas: health care, real estate, litigation, labor and employment law. Among the honorees is Kathryn Cochrane Murphy, who has been recognized for her work in Real Estate Law since 2014. She is also a former steering committee member of CREW Boston, and in April was one of 13 women to receive the 2017 Networking Award for her role in the One Greenway Project.

Kara Cefalo has been promoted to Principal at DiCicco, Gulman & Company

by Laura Gregoriadis, DiCicco, Gulman & Company
DiCicco, Gulman & Company is proud to announce that four Managers, include CREW Boston member Kara Cefalo, have been promoted to Principal. “These promotions are recognition of the significant contributions they have made, and their commitment to our clients, the firm and the community,” said Cheryl M. Burke, Partner and Chief Operating Officer at DGC. “Our new Principals are integral to the continued growth of the firm, and we congratulate them on their new roles.” To learn more about DGC's new Principal Kara Cefalo and her areas of focus, visit

The Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly (JCHE) was recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) at the Better Buildings Summit in May 2017.

by Tabetha McCartney, The Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly
The Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly (JCHE) was recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as the first multifamily housing partner to achieve their energy saving goals at the Better Buildings Summit May 15-17, 2017. The award, presented by Maria Vargas, Director of the Better Buildings Challenge, U.S. DOE, recognizes organizations dedicated to improving energy efficiency in their buildings portfolio-wide by 20 percent over ten years. JCHE achieved a utility savings of 24 percent and $167,500 across its portfolio of six properties since joining the Challenge in 2012.

Christine McVay joins Stantec's Boston office

by Christine McVay, Stantec
Christine McVay recently joined the Boston Office of Stantec's Consulting Services. In her role as Senior Project Manager, Christine will lead the team's Article 80 filings for private and institutional development projects in the City of Boston, and add to the depth of the team's permitting and planning experience. The first project Christine will manage is the Exchange South End project that will integrate the character and creative culture of the South End with a 1.6 million square foot, vibrant life science and tech community, connected by local retail, new bike trails and dynamic public spaces that will become a neighborhood destination. Feel free to reach our to Christine if you would like to learn more about her new position or what services Stantec may be able to provide to you or your clients. Visit to learn more about the interdisciplinary consulting and design firm.


by Rebecca Bachand, RBLA Design LLC
RBLA Design LLC has been certified by the Commonwealth's Operational Services Division Supplier Diversity Office as both a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and Women-owned Business Enterprise (WBE). This will primarily benefit our multi-family housing clients at this time, but we look forward to exploring additional opportunities through MassDOT and DCAMM. RBLA Design LLC provides Site Planning, Landscape Architecture, Due Diligence Research, and Environmental Permitting Services.

Six Millennial Trends Changing the Face of Our Cities

by Diane Danielson, SVN International Corp.
Diane Danielson with SVN International Corp authored an article on 6 millennial trends that are changing the face of our cities that was shared on CREW Network's "News You Can Use" for March 2017. Check it out at


by Susan Phillips, Mintz Levin
On March 16, Mintz Levin partner Susan Phillips will be speaking at an open CREW Tucson Luncheon on "Strategies for Developing Contaminated Properties." The invitation to speak resulted from connections made at the 2016 CREW Convention.

Building for The Future: Creating Real Value

by Michelle Apigian, ICON Architecture
Michelle Apigian with ICON Architecture authored an article on energy efficient building design that was shared on CREW Network's "News You Can Use" for February 2017. Check it out at

Cambridge Savings Bank announces appointment of Christine Flaherty

by Christine Flaherty, Cambridge Savings Bank
Cambridge Savings Bank announced the appointment of Christine L. Flaherty as Vice President and Commercial Real Estate Loan Officer. Flaherty will be responsible for developing new commercial relationships and deal origination of commercial and construction real estate loans within the bank’s targeted market. She comes to Cambridge Savings Bank with over 20 years of experience in commercial banking, most recently as vice president at Boston Private.
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