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Erland Construction Receives Project Achievement Award from the Construction Management Association of America, New England (CMAA-NE) Chapter

Burlington, Mass. - Erland Construction is proud to have been among the recipients of the annual project achievement awards given by the Construction Management Association of America New England (CMAA-NE) Chapter. Erland was recognized with a New Construction Project Under $30 Million Project Achievement Award, representing the pinnacle of achievements, for its outstanding work on the Antiquarian Hall Addition and mechanical overhaul and renovation of the American Antiquarian Society (AAS) in Worcester, Mass. 

AAS is known for housing the largest growing and most accessible collection of texts, printed materials, and digital resources related to all aspects of American history and culture before the twentieth century. The three-story, 7,000 square foot addition features a new conservation lab that ensures the ongoing preservation of the Society's precious collection of materials and a flexible multi-purpose room that acts as an additional space for educational programming and events. A state-of-the-art climate-control system was outfitted throughout the entire building to ensure the ongoing preservation of the Society’s collection, including the nation’s most comprehensive compilation of printed records dating back to 1640. The Project Achievement Award recognizes overall excellence in project execution, craftsmanship, safety, and hard-work and dedication of the project team.

“We worked closely with the American Antiquarian Society to minimize the amount of impact on both the staff and visitors in the building as well as the priceless collection of texts and materials housed there,” said Scott Bates, VP & Corporate, Commercial Group Manager. “AAS is recognized as a premiere research library and for playing a key part in safeguarding our nation’s past. When we were selected for the project, it immediately became our mission to also preserve the Society’s multitude of American stories and ensure their ability to accommodate years of new acquisitions. We are honored to have our efforts commended by CMAA-NE and to have been part of such a unique project.”

This year, CMAA-NE members and award recipients gathered virtually to recognize and celebrate the very best construction projects selected. The applicant pool was particularly competitive, with each winner chosen for their high standards of craftsmanship, safety and quality.

About Erland Construction
Over the past 43 years, Erland Construction has successfully grown into the Northeast’s leading open shop construction management and general contracting firm. The Company is headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts and has specialized expertise for new construction and renovations in major market sectors including commercial, residential, academic, corporate, advanced technology/life sciences, senior living, and hospitality. For more information, visit