The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a private research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States.
Sep 25, 2019
Work Continues for MIT Central Utilities Plant Expansion
With a scheduled completion date set for 2020, MIT Central Utilities Plant continues to progress. When complete, the CUP Upgrade Project will replace the aging turbine with new equipment, add a second new turbine at the same location, and complete additional system upgrades to increase energy efficiency and improve the resiliency of the campus.
The upgraded system will serve MIT for at least the next 20 years.
Sep 20, 2019
Work Continues at One Broadway in Cambridge
The old roof at the terrace access near Venture Café will be removed and a new roof will be installed next week. L1 with occasional L2 noise is expected in the 5th-floor annex. Panels will be installed on the walls of the mechanical headhouse and on the terrace shaft wall, and stair area wall next week.
L1 with occasional L2 noise is expected in the 5th-floor annex. Louver installation and related work will take place next to the lobby between the tower next week. Visual impacts near the lobby will occur. Waterproofing at the terrace knee wall area will take place on Saturday, September 21st through next Wednesday. An asphalt odor may be detected on the 5th-floor annex. A cap and lighting will be installed at the knee wall next week. L1 noise is expected in the 5th-floor annex.
Metal column wraps will be installed at the columns on the terrace along the window line. L1 with occasional L2 noise is expected in the 5th-floor annex. The sidewalk fence will be moved to allow more walking space for pedestrians at the end of next week except at louver area next to the lobby where work continues.
Lobby, Elevator, and Garage
The new elevator to the second-floor inspection is upcoming. Punchlist work in the lobby will take place.
165 Main Street Construction Site (former Surface Parking Lot)
Emergency egress from Stair 3 is through the garage, where the garage doors will automatically open in the event of an emergency. Please follow the signage. Finish work at the loading dock and corridor. Backfill and install a sub-slab vent system. Punch-list items are ongoing.
Liner Retail Building at Broad Canal Street
Wood installation continues and plantings will be installed along Broad Canal. Lighting and bench installations will also take place.
Basement and Sidewalk on Main Street
Equipment installation and outfitting work for the market continue.
Electrical and plumbing connections and duct insulation on the roof. Expect L1 noise in the 5th-floor annex.
Sep 19, 2019
Facade Install Begins for MIT’s Vassar Street Residence Hall
Facade install has kicked off for MIT’s new residence hall located along Vassar Street just outside Central Square in Cambridge. The project will contain 450 beds for undergraduate students along with 16 apartments for graduate resident tutors and faculty members. The 156,000 square foot building will also house shared community space and a dining hall, along with ample bike parking.
The building has been designed to meet LEED Gold standards, and Eversource is providing energy efficiency solutions for the project. Eversource is supporting the construction of this highly efficient student residence hall through incentive payments for beyond-code technologies as well as third-party technical input during the design process. Even though this facility is fed from a central plant, considerable energy savings were achieved through improvements to fenestration selection, the lighting design, HVAC controls, and optimized energy recovery systems. The technical review process uncovered mid-design phase assumptions that would have significantly over-ventilated the residential portions of the facility. Eversource’s feedback led to a simplification of the ventilation systems, a reduction in lifetime energy use, and reduced construction costs. Construction is expected to be completed in time for the Fall 2020 semester.
Sep 12, 2019
Core Climbing on MIT Kendall Square Site 3
The core is climbing and steel framing has started on site 3 of MIT's Kendall Square Initiative. The building will include 280,000 square feet of flex lab and office space over 27,000 square feet of ground-floor retail. The Kendall Building, with its clock tower, will remain and become part of the main entrance to the project.
Jul 18, 2019
MIT Kendall Square Construction Recap
MIT's Kendall Square Initiative is rapidly progressing with various stages of construction underway on 4 sites within just a few blocks of Cambridge's most sought after neighborhood. At 314 Main Street, future home of Boeing, facade install is reaching the top floors and next door at 290-292 Maint Street exterior work looks to be nearly complete. The concrete core is also climbing on site #3, 238 Main Street, for what will be a lab/office tower.
Just down the block, the renovations to One Broadway are also rapidly progressing with the Roche Brothers supermarket set to open in the next few months. Work has also started on site #1, next to One Broadway, for the NOMA building. NOMA will include around 300 residential units, 2 levels of parking, and ground-floor retail/restaurant space.
Jun 12, 2019
Facade Panel Install Reaches Top Floors for MIT's 290-292 Main Street
Facade panels install is reaching the top floors of the new 28 story MIT building at 290-292 Main Street. The building, at the heart of Kendall Square, will feature around 450 units of graduate student housing on the upper floors along with office and retail space below. Underground parking for over 1450 cars will be available on-site. Construction is expected to be complete in late 2020.
Jun 10, 2019
Work Underway for Site 3 of MIT's Kendall Square Initiative
Work has started on the core for building 3 as MIT continues to change the face of Kendall Square. Building 3, located behind the Kendall Building at 238 Main Street will be a 12-story tower designed by Perkins+Will. The building will feature 27,000 square feet of ground floor retail along with 280,000 square feet of flexible lab and office space. on the upper floors. The redevelopment of the Kendall Building is a companion to the project as well. This early 1900’s building with its unique clock tower will become the main entrance to the complex with a 5 story atrium separating the existing and new buildings’ lower masses.
May 21, 2019
Harrison Street and Bulfinch Partner to Acquire Osborn Triangle
Harrison Street and Bulfinch have partnered to purchase Osborn Triangle for over $1 Billion.
Osborn Triangle is located adjacent to MIT’s campus and consists of three buildings. 610 Main Street North, 1 Portland Street, and 700 Main Street. The property features 676,917 square feet of Lab, Office, and Retail space. Additionally, there is a 650-space parking garage associated with the property.
The buildings have all been recently renovated or built and feature an array of retail stores on the ground level.
May 13, 2019
Construction Continues for MIT's New Residence Hall
Structural steel framing is ongoing for MIT's upcoming Vassar Street Residence Hall. The project will add 450 new dormitory beds. Rooms will be arranged in clusters of 35 students in a mix of singles and doubles with shared open spaces. Outside the building, a tree-filled entry courtyard and a plaza area will provide green space and gathering opportunities. Target completion date is Fall 2020.
Apr 05, 2019
Construction on One Broadway and 314 Main Street Progressing as Part of MIT's Kendall Square Initiative
Framing continues to rise for 314 Main Street as part of MIT's Kendall Square revamp with glass facade install now kicking off. The 17 story building will be home to Boeing and the MIT Museum. Construction is expected to run through 2020. Just down the block work is also continuing on the addition to One Broadway which will be home to new 19,000 square foot Roche Brothers Supermarket. This much-anticipated addition to the neighborhood is set to open this summer.
Feb 25, 2019
Framing Ongoing for MIT's Upcoming Undergraduate Dorm
Framing is well underway for MIT's upcoming undergraduate dorm along Vassar Street just a few blocks from Central Square in Cambridge. The 155,000 square foot project will feature 450 new student beds along with a dining hall and varied community spaces. Outside the building, new community and private green space will be created. Construction is set to be complete in Fall 2020.
Feb 21, 2019
Facade Work Ongoing for MIT's New Central Utilities Plant
Facade install is ongoing for the Central Utilities Plant expansion at MIT. The new facility will feature two dual fuel combustion turbine generators, two heat recovery steam generators, new electrical distribution switchgear, new CUP control room and a new gas regulator station that will provide additional capacity and more reliable gas service to the Cambridge community. The expansion of the facility is being completed without disruption to the current CUP. Construction is set to be complete in 2020.
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