Associated Builders and Contractors system recognizes contractors that maintain robust safety programs in jobsite operations

BOSTON – February 22, 2024 – Callahan Construction Managers (Callahan),a full-service construction management company based in Bridgewater, Mass., announced today it has achieved Platinum-level certification in the Associated Builders and ContractorsSTEP Safety Management System. Founded more than three decades ago, STEP is a proven system that provides the framework to measure, strengthen and build industry-leading safety programs that enable top-performing ABC members to achieve incident rates nearly seven times safer than the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics construction industry average.

Callahan’s senior leadership is committed to a zero-incident safety culture that empowers employees to solve real-world safety problems via comprehensive pre-construction planning, daily jobsite safety meetings, and direct interaction with building owners and occupants. With over 50 years of combined experience, the company’s safety team is responsible for multiple job site visits per week to assist with inspections, incident management, and job safety meetings with subcontractors.

“At Callahan, we have placed a priority on safety to ensure the well-being of our workers as well as seamless operations on our clients’ project sites,” said Adam Ringo, director of safety, Callahan Construction. “Thanks to every member of our team, from pre-construction managers to jobsite supervisors, we have built a culture of safety that everyone takes pride in. We are grateful to ABC for providing an impressive framework that helps contractors make safety job 1.”

STEP participants measure their safety processes and policies on key components through a detailed questionnaire with the goal of implementing or enhancing health and safety programs that reduce jobsite incidents. Callahan earned high marks in several categories, including its low EMR and incidence rate, the latter of which is less than half of the national average; a robust new hire safety orientation for employees, which includes a review of company rules, NFPA hot work training, and fall protection training; and leadership team participation in safety programs, from preconstruction planning to conducting hazard analysis within each scope of work.

“Safety is a journey, and that journey is possible because of systems like STEP, which enables ABC member contractors like Callahan to actively build health and safety into their culture, creating industry-leading, holistic safety programs to protect their workers and deliver for their clients,” said Greg Sizemore, ABC vice president of health, safety, environment and workforce development. “STEP measures performance on key components, strengthens and expands best practices and builds safety culture. Our people are our greatest asset, and I commend Callahan for consistently fulfilling those commitments to raise the bar of safety performance.”

According to ABC’s annual Safety Performance Report, STEP participants, regardless of company size or type of work, can reduce recordable incidents up to 85%, making the best-performing companies 688% safer than the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics industry average. Ratings range from Diamond, the highest, to Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze and Participant.

To learn more about the STEP program, visit abc.org/step.

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About Callahan Construction Managers
Callahan Construction Managers is a full-service construction management company based in Bridgewater, Mass., with a regional office in White Plains, NY.  Callahan has served the New England and Northeast regions for over 65 years. As one of the region’s largest open shop construction firms, Callahan provides a wide range of preconstruction and construction management services to local, regional, and national clients. Callahan’s markets include multi-family residential, senior housing, affordable housing, hospitality, life sciences, corporate office, educational, retail and tenant fit up. Callahan was voted a 2021 “Top Place to Work” by the Boston Globe and “Best Place to Work” by the Boston Business Journal. Visit www.callahan-inc.com for more information.

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Callahan Construction Completes The 600 for V10 Development

80,000 SF mixed-use development features 85 residential units, restaurant, and commercial space

BOSTON – August 15, 2023 – Callahan Construction Managers (Callahan),a full-service construction management company based in Bridgewater, Mass., announced today the completion of The 600 mixed-use project for V10 Development, a real estate development company specializing in multi-family mixed-use projects throughout New England. Located on the 600 block of Broadway in Everett, this 80,000 SF of ground-up new construction is steps away from public transportation and the Forbes Five-Star Encore Boston Harbor Resort. The six-story residential complex features 85 residential units ranging from studios to one- and two-bedroom units with high-end finishes. Featuring an array of amenities such as a restaurant, rooftop deck, commercial space, and 37 parking spaces, The 600 is fully leased. A ribbon cutting was held with City of Everett officials on April 27th.

Callahan was retained to provide pre-construction and construction management services. Two existing buildings on the site were demolished to make room for the new apartment complex. The ground floor was constructed in a podium style and contains the residential lobby, two retail rental areas, mechanical spaces, the loading dock, and parking. Floors two through six are identical wood frame construction and each includes 17 residential units with quartz counters in the bathrooms and kitchens. The roof level has a 4,500 SF roof deck area which will include enclosed restrooms, stairs and elevator lobby, and outdoor seating and cooking areas for use by tenants.

“Back in the summer of 2019, we had the idea of providing comfortable, moderately priced units at the heart of a vibrant street in Everett,” said John Tocco, managing director of V10 Development. “Thanks to Callahan and the rest of the project team, we are proud to deliver the 600 to the crown of Broadway and spur additional development throughout the Business District in Everett.

The 600 was designed by Context, a collaborative design workshop. From the beginning, Context embraced the fact that being a large building, on the top of the hill, on one of the busiest streets in Everett, meant that the project would be prominent from many different vantage points.  The design team sought to embrace its important location, allowing the building to stand out while being sympathetic to the surrounding neighborhood.  In order to keep from feeling too massive and bulky, Context used cantilevered bays and changes in facade materials to break down the facades into something more consistent with neighborhood residential architecture.  Masonry was used at the street level to provide a visually familiar and human scaled pedestrian experience.

The project team for The 600 includes:

About Callahan Construction Managers

Callahan Construction Managers is a full-service construction management company based in Bridgewater, Mass., with a regional office in White Plains, NY.  Callahan has served the New England and Northeast regions for over 65 years. As one of the region’s largest open shop construction firms, Callahan provides a wide range of preconstruction and construction management services to local, regional, and national clients. Callahan’s markets include multi-family residential, senior housing, affordable housing, hospitality, life sciences, corporate office, educational, retail and tenant fit up. Callahan was voted a 2021 “Top Place to Work” by the Boston Globe and “Best Place to Work” by the Boston Business Journal. Visit www.callahan-inc.com for more information.

Media Contact

Susan Shelby, FSMPS, CPSM                                                   

Rhino PR for Callahan Construction                                       

978.985.4541                                                                            

[email protected]                                                        

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