John F. Benoit
John oversees the facilities management and major capital improvement programs for the 1.8-million-square-foot International Place project. In the process, he and his team of professionals provide preventive and emergency maintenance to the building on a 24/7 basis. He also prepares capital budgets for costs pertaining to the building's structure and helps manage the facility's electric and utilities usage by reviewing bills and explaining variances to management. In addition, he is helping the facility achieve LEED silver certification through such activities as the installation of energy-saving lighting, new variable frequency drives, and high-efficiency motors.
In recent years, John has overseen several construction projects, including the $2.8-million rehabilitation of the 850-car underground garage, the design and installation of new fire alarm systems, and replacement of the roofs on both towers, including the concrete runways that accommodate window-washing equipment.
On major capital projects such as these, John works with an engineer to develop the design. He then incorporates this into a bid package, which he provides to qualified vendors. When bids come in, he presents them to the owner with his recommendations. And after a bidder has been selected, John manages the project through to completion.
In addition to his primary responsibilities, John has been the direct liaison with the Central Artery/Tunnel Project, attending meetings and working with engineers, architects, and the construction team to minimize the construction's impact on International Place.
John has been in the real estate/facilities business for over 29 years, more than 20 of those in Boston's financial district, where he has handled both property management and project management roles for several large property owners. Prior to joining Building Technology Engineers as an account manager in 2002, he was a senior property manager with The Trammell Crowe Company.
A graduate of Eastern Nazarene College with an associate degree in business, John holds Massachusetts master electrician and HVAC technician licenses. He has also participated in the Northeastern University Facility Design Program, where he obtained certificates in construction management and HVAC system design.
The Personal Side
John and his wife have four children, three boys and a girl. He is very active in local civic affairs, serving as past commissioner for Quincy Youth Soccer and co-president of the North Quincy Football Booster Program.