Engineering News

Carey School becomes Condos

The Carey School in Newport is being converted into luxury condominiums. The property, located between Bellevue Avenue and lower Thames, is being redeveloped by Boston-based company, Arch Street Development LLC. The project calls for 13 units – a mix of one, two, and three bedrooms – that will preserve the building’s original features. The building will offer two onsite parking spaces per unit and will be within walking distance to the Cliff Walk, the Tennis…
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September 23, 2014
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Expanding Cadence Science

An expanding manufacturing company in western Cranston is taking advantage of the city’s industrial tax break. Cadence Science makes minimally invasive surgical tools and components at its plant at 2080 Plainfield Pike, for procedures such as laparoscopy. And its business is growing. Cadence plans to build a 34,000-square-foot addition to its 43,280-square-foot plant, which entitles the company to the tax break. The project would cost $3.8 million. The company employs 151 full-time workers plus 20…
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September 21, 2014
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Brewed Awakenings

Warwick, RI Brewed Awakenings' fifth and largest coffeehouse on Bald Hill Rd. is almost ready to open its doors. Located at the former Land Rover dealership, the 8,000 s/f space will seat 200 patrons with areas for large and small tables, a conference room, and an outdoor seating area with a heated patio. "This location includes several unique features and distinctive elements. The large space allowed us to be creative with the eating areas," said…
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September 12, 2014
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Providing Survey Guidance

Real estate lawyers hoping to help clients steer clear of avoidable headaches can turn to free seminars taught by the team at DiPrete Engineering Associates Inc. The topic: “What an Attorney Needs to Know about Land Survey.” The hourlong seminar is usually taught in a law firm’s conference room, as part of a lunch or breakfast meeting. Often a law firm will invite attorneys from outside as well. Cranston-based DiPrete Engineering offers the program as…
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September 9, 2014
Engineering News

Deepwater Wind’s Proposal Receives Approval

Deepwater Wind’s proposal to build the first offshore wind farm in the United States inched closer to reality this week when the Providence company’s five-turbine project planned off Block Island received a key permit from the lead federal regulatory agency. The approval on Thursday from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers follows last May’s approval from the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council, the state’s lead permitting agency for the project, and means that the…
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September 8, 2014