MSBA Roundtables

Over the course of the year, the MSBA will be working with Owner’s Project Managers (OPMs), Designers and Contractors in four committees to better understand issues affecting school construction projects. As a result, the MSBA Roundtables will be based on input from this collaboration. Roundtables are tentatively scheduled for the following dates:

  • Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - The New MA Energy Code: A Path to Cost Effective Design Strategies
  • Due to inclement weather the February 9, 2017 meeting has been re-scheduled to Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - Presentation on Charter School Construction
  • Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - DOER Clean Energy Programs
  • Thursday, September 28, 2017 - Enrollment and What OPMs Need to Know
  • Thursday, October 26, 2017 (re-scheduled from October 31, 2017) - Enrollment and What Designers Need to Know
  • Thursday, November 16, 2017

Dates are tentative. The meeting topics and confirmation of time will be made available via email and our website. All will be included in the roundtables where efforts of the committees work will be released

MSBA staff will be supporting the work of each of the committees as follows:

Cost Analysis – Patrick DeAngelo

Design Effect on Cost – Brian Lynch

Manpower, trade participation, completion – Autumn Waldron

Opportunities to increase competition in public construction – TBD

If you are interested in attending one of the roundtables, you are encouraged to RSVP via email to Patrick DeAngelo, Brian Lynch or Autumn Waldron as noted above.

If you have questions regarding the work and timelines for the committees, we ask you to email the co-chairs directly at the emails provided below.

Committee Chairs E-mail
Cost Analysis

Christy Murphy, Compass Project Management

Mark Abdella, Fontaine Brothers

David Fontaine Jr., Fontaine Brothers
Design Effect on Construction Tom Murphy, NV5
Kent Kovacs, Flansburgh Architects
Manpower, Trade Participation, Competition Jennifer Pinck, Pinck & Co.
Opportunities to increase competition in public construction TBD TBD


Past Joint Roundtable Meetings:

The MSBA has offered joint Roundtable discussions for Owner's Project Managers, Designers, and Contractors: