UNH COVID testing lab

UNH: On the front lines of COVID-19 testing

NH UnionLeader.com DURHAM — Kelly Thomas is at the forefront when it comes to studying and tracking the virus that causes COVID-19.

The professor of molecular, cellular and biomedical sciences, and director of the Hubbard Center for Genome Studies at the University of New Hampshire is tracking how the coronavirus behaves, and its offshoots like the delta and omicron variant.

“The thing that is completely amazing is watching it change,” Thomas said during an interview Friday.

His lab in Durham, which was set up during the summer of 2020 when COVID was raging, has now completed over a million tests to detect and monitor the coronavirus, according to the university.

UNH’s Innovative, State-of-the-Art Lab Surpasses One Million COVID-19 Tests

UNH Newsroom

DURHAM, N.H. — A uniquely designed lab on the campus of the University of New Hampshire has completed over one million tests to detect and monitor the coronavirus. The cutting-edge lab not only performs specifically designed self-swab tests for students, faculty and staff but also plays an important testing role to help provide a safe environment for the greater community by processing tests for more than 125 other groups, including secondary schools, long term-care facilities and other colleges in the state.


UNH Telecommunications Project Recognized by the NH/VT for an Excellence in Construction Award

ABC NH/VT Announces Award Winning Construction Projects for 2021

Associated Builders and Contractors of New Hampshire and Vermont (ABC NH/VT) is pleased to announce this year’s Excellence in Construction (EiC) Award winners. The EIC awards program is the construction industry’s leading competition that honors general and specialty contractors for world-class, safe and innovative construction projects.

Excellence Awards

  • Charters Brothers Construction LLC, UNH Telecommunications Building

Enterprise Bank Breaks Ground at Londonderry, NH Location

Merrimack Valley Magazine (mvmag.net)

Under clear and sunny skies on September 20, 2021, a crowd assembled for a ceremony at the site of Enterprise Bank’s 27th banking office slated for Londonderry, NH. Enterprise Bank CEO Jack Clancy and Senior Branch Relationship Manager, VP Tom Hosey addressed the crowd which included Enterprise Bankers, Chamber of Commerce leadership, Londonderry Town Officials, and representatives from RMD Inc., RWH Architect, and Charters Brothers Construction.

Equipped with golden shovels provided by the Greater Derry Londonderry Chamber of Commerce, there was a symbolic breaking of the ground to mark the start of the branch’s construction process. The branch will be located at 10 Michels Way at Market Basket Plaza. The site is highly visible with many companies in the area and is conveniently located on the main access road to the newly developed 600-acre Woodmont Commons project off Route 102.

The branch is expected open in early 2022 and will feature two drive-up lanes, a drive-up ATM, and 28 dedicated parking spaces. Inside, the open concept banking lobby will have pods to provide areas for highly personalized service. The latest technology including cash recyclers and video teleconferencing will be installed. As with all Enterprise Bank locations, the Londonderry office will feature artwork created by local and regional artists.

UNH Telecommunications Project received an Honor Award for Excellence in Architecture by the AIA Maine

UNH Telecommunications Project receives AIA New Hampshire 2021 Citation Award for Excellence in Architectural Design-Commercial.

Haley Frazier, Assistant Project Manager, WIC Week Profile

By Build NH

The week of March 7-13, 2021 we recognize and celebrate Women in Construction Week (WIC) and the many women who work in and make important contributions to our industry every day! We are pleased to share the stories from many of the women who work and live in NH and VT. The project was created in partnership with I Build NH and NAWIC Granite State Chapter.

Why construction?
I’ve always had a passion for architecture and development. I love watching the community grow with new improvements and I love being a part of it all.

What is your education/training background?
I have a bachelor’s degree in business management and about 4 years of experience in the industry.

How did you find yourself working in the construction industry?
I started out as a project coordinator with a company who focused on renovating and developing large apartment complexes throughout the south. I loved the work and found it very rewarding and challenging. From there I knew I wanted to pursue a career in construction management.

What do you enjoy most about your career?
I enjoy the variety of the job. You are always collaborating with new people, there is always something new to learn as every project is unique.

What advice do you have for women who want to work in the construction industry?
Never hesitate to ask questions with the fear of appearing unsure about something and take every opportunity to learn especially in the field.

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national construction industry trade association representing nearly 21,000 chapter members. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 70 chapters help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically, profitably and for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work. ABC’s membership represents all specialties within the U.S. construction industry and is comprised primarily of firms that perform work in the industrial and commercial sectors.

I Build New Hampshire
I Build NH represents the construction sector of the state through the Sector Partnerships Initiative (SPI). I Build NH represents companies involved in heavy construction like municipal water treatment systems and road building, electric and telecommunication infrastructure, civil engineering, heating/ventilation/air conditioning businesses and more.

National Association of Women in Construction
The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) has over 115 chapters throughout the United States, including the NAWIC Granite State Chapter. NAWIC provides its members with opportunities for professional development, education, networking, leadership training, public service and more. NAWIC advocates for the value and impact of women builders, professionals and tradeswomen in all aspects of the construction industry.

Charters Brothers Completes the New UNH COVID-19 Testing Lab

UNH COVID-19 testing lab hailed as model for rest of country

Students tested twice each week, with results often available same day.

The University of New Hampshire’s COVID-19 testing lab is being hailed as a model for the rest of the country. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) toured the UNH COVID testing lab today, saying it’s the only university in the country with this kind of program. It is making a huge difference in terms of allowing students to be on campus.

“I think as the year goes on, you’ll see more universities doing what we’re doing here,” said Marc Sedam, vice provost for innovation and new ventures. “We’re getting phone calls here from around the country about wanting to know how we pulled off what we did, so I think this is world-class.”

Introducing Ryken Hall

LC’s New Academic Building

On May 14th, 2018 a groundbreaking ceremony was held on the Lowell Catholic Campus. In August of 2019, LC took occupancy of the new 25,000 sq. ft. building. The latest addition to the campus stands directly behind Legacy Hall. With a commitment to LC’s Xaverian sponsorship, the new academic building was named Ryken Hall in honor of Theodore James Ryken, the founder of the Xaverian Brothers.

Ryken Hall has complimentary characteristics to the other buildings on campus and retains the same look and feel of Lowell Catholic’s existing Crusader identity. The additional space allows scaling up of academic, co-curricular and spiritual life offerings in a meaningful way, enhancing the education experience of current and future students.

Ryken Hall houses a 4,500 sq. ft. state of the art Learning Commons, seven academic classrooms, an expanded dining hall, physics lab, multiple conference rooms, and administrative offices. A dedicated wall featuring the Legacy Schools was incorporated into the design of the new building and is proudly showcased. Keeping strong catholic school traditions of the past alive, as the school community continues to evolve and grow, are important to the Crusader Community. As Lowell Catholic moves forward, the LC Community is filled with great pride from their history and excitement for what the future holds. The building was open and served as a fully operational facility by the Fall of 2019.

Lowell Catholic begins construction on new academic building

The Lowell Sun

LOWELL — Lowell Catholic on Monday began construction of a new, 25,000-square-foot educational building with a ceremonial groundbreaking attended by school and city officials, students and alumni

The new building is being constructed behind Legacy Hall and will house a state of the art learning commons, classrooms, an expanded cafeteria, physics lab and administrative offices. Current building plans project a fully operational facility by the fall of 2019.

MassDevelopment announced earlier this year it issued a $10 million bond to finance the project.

The school is working with Gavin & Sullivan Architects and Charter Brothers Construction on the facility, which will mirror the look and feel of the other buildings on campus. The project is being financed by Salem Five and Lowell Five Banks through a tax exempt Mass Development Bond.

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