For Immediate Release:
Jay Moskowitz, City Point Partners
Owner’s Project Manager City Point Partners Celebrates the Topping Off of the MassDOT Central Research and Materials Laboratory Facility
Managed by City Point Partners, the new Central Research, and Materials Laboratory project will provide MassDOT with a new facility through which it can support its highway and bridge projects.
BOSTON – December 1, 2015 – City Point Partners congratulates the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) on the recent topping off of its new Central Research and Materials Laboratory in Hopkinton, MA.
Managed by City Point Partners, designed by Elkus⎪Manfredi Architects, and constructed by Barr & Barr, the 49,000 sf building will replace MassDOT’s current laboratory at 400 D Street in South Boston and will accommodate the sampling and testing of materials used by MassDOT on their highway and bridge projects.
The new lab will have the necessary infrastructure to maintain the essential Federal Highway Association material requirements and accreditations, and provide state-of-the-art laboratory facilities and space to support all materials and construction quality assurance related functions. The new building will be adjacent to the Westborough Service Plaza on I-90 and will enclose a 2-story office space and floor heights of 16 feet, including a 14-foot mechanical penthouse.
City Point Partners is providing owner’s project management services advising with respect to the design, scope of work, cost estimating, construction manager at risk and subcontractor selection, schedule overview and performance monitoring.
“We are very excited to be working with City Point Partners on this critical project,” said MassDOT Highway Administrator Thomas J. Tinlin. “A new, modern materials testing laboratory is a vital part of supporting MassDOT’s goal of providing the kind of Highway infrastructure that residents of Massachusetts expect and deserve.”
“This is a very exciting time for MassDOT, “said Colleen Moore, President and Founder of City Point Partners, “as the Commonwealth continues to revise their vision for transportation throughout the State, this cutting-edge laboratory will provide MassDOT staff with innovative opportunities for research and offer new ways of supporting MassDOT’s projects. We are very happy to be working for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation on this exciting and much-needed facility.”
City Point Partners has a growing Owner’s Project Management practice with multiple projects in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
About the Massachusetts Department of Transportation
It is the mission of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation to deliver excellent customer service to people who travel in the Commonwealth, and to provide the safest and most reliable transportation system in the United States of America in a way that strengthens the local economy and quality of life.
MassDOT is one transportation organization focused on customer service and safety. Their core values include; dedication, providing service around the clock and under all circumstances; respect, treating the public as a valued customer; innovation, improving and integrating transportation services using creative thinking and best available practices and technology, while minimizing disruption to the public; diversity, promoting an inclusive workforce and a culture that serves employees and customers fairly; and honesty, providing the public with accurate information that is understandable and accessible.
About City Point Partners
City Point Partners is a woman-owned owner’s project management firm serving clients in both the public and private sectors. The firm’s skilled team has experience in a broad range of projects including both horizontal and vertical projects with staff who are Professional Engineers, Licensed Construction Supervisors, Certified Cost Consultants, and Schedulers. City Point Partners is a WBE/DBE certified firm in Massachusetts and Rhode Island and DBE-certified in Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. For more information, please visit