A. PUBLIC CONSTRUCTION
More than sixty years of experience in Public Construction (since 1932)
70% of all clients and Projects are municipal
Familiar with Mass. General Laws for Public Construction, Public Bidding, Bid Protests, Prevailing Wages, Non Proprietary Specifications and all other regulations for Public Construction (an everyday activity).
Experienced with the design objectives common to municipalities
• Comprehensive and Functional Organizational Layouts
• Building construction quality and long term durability
• Low maintenance
• Community responsive architecture
• Value engineering and energy efficiency
• Cost responsive design solutions
• Assistance with public presentations
(See Gaffney List of Projects)
B. LOCAL EXPERIENCE:
Architects on other significant Local Buildings:
Barnstable District Court Houses ( Barnstable & Orleans),Orleans (Snow) Library, Mashpee Public Library, Cape Cod Bank and Trust (main branch), Yarmouth House Restaurant, Skippy's Pier 1 Restaurant, Sandy Neck Gate House
III DESCRIPTION OF FIRM:
Three Registered Architects as Principals:
• Guarantees direct principal involvement with your project. You will be working directly with the person that owns the firm and that will be responsible for all aspects of your project's success.
• There are employee no "project" architects that can leave mid project, have performance schedules, conceal problems from the Principal or have to "report" to the Principal before decisions can be rendered..
Each Architect has a specific portfolio:
Robert Therrien. AIA, President, assumes all project responsibilities and is the direct contract person. He provide attends all meetings, provides all the programming, prepares the design, oversees the preparation of contract documents, conducts bid openings, does the contract administration and deals with all project problems and issues.
(Robert Therrien has academic background in both design and engineering schools, in addition he had taught construction technology and methods in both schools and currently is a professor of technology and management at Wentworth Institute)
Charles Dean, AIA, Vice President, prepares cost projections, researches products, prepares the project's specifications, and assists with some of the Contract Administration
G. Parker Carpenter, RA, Director, oversees the production of drawings, is responsible for project schedules, coordinates all consultants, reviews project submittals, maintains project records and administers the shop drawing procedures.
Charles Fureur, PE, provides all the Structural Engineering.Gaffney Technical Staff:
Dean Fenton, PE, provides all the Mechanical Engineering ( Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation, Plumbing and Fire Protection)
Michael Jones, PE, provides all the Electrical Engineering.
Firm's Speciality Staff:
Louis DeSaults is the firm's interior designer and assumes responsibilities for interior finishes; color, paint, product, selection, as well as interior furnishings. All products are reviewed for fire and smoke performance as well as durability.B. FIRM SIZE:
IV. PERFORMANCE ON COSTS
Over the last ten years Gaffney has consistently delivered completed projects within 10% of our cost projection (most within 5%). In addition, Gaffney has consistently delivered completed projects within 5% of Contract Award. The professional average is 10% for new construction and 15 to 20% to complex additions and renovations. Considering more that 70% percent of our projects are complex additions and renovations to existing and occupied buildings, our performance is indeed exceptional.
(See Gaffney Performance on Costs)
V. FINANCIAL STABILITY
Gaffney's continued operation a professional architects since 1932.
Size and complexity of Gaffney Projects
Gaffney's continued operations during economic recessions since 1932.
VI. LOCAL PROXIMITY
Readily Available for all building committee meetings
Readily Available for all Regulatory Agencies
Readily Available for all Construction Site Visits
Readily Available for all Construction questions and issues.
VII. MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS
American Institute of Architects
Boston Society of Architects
American Association of Specification Writers
National Fire Protection Association
National Trust For Historic Preservation
Massachusetts Historic Commission
Victorian Society of America