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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.
Apr 19, 2019
Harvard's New Allston Energy Facility Nearing Completion
Construction on the 58,000 square foot Harvard Allston Campus District Energy Facility is nearing completion with expected opening this spring. The cogeneration facility will provide electricity, hot water, and chilled water to the Allston campus. Designed by Leers Weinzapfel Associates, the DEF uses a compact cubic form with rounded corners that allows for maximum flexibility of future development as the Allston Campus expands.
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.
Dec 12, 2018
Facade Install Ongoing for Harvard's New Energy Facility
Exterior work and facade install are ongoing for Harvard's new Energy Facility off Western Avenue in Allston. The 58,000sf project will supply Harvard's Allston Landing development (which they just added more property to) with electricity and hot/cold water.
Construction of the facility is expected to be complete in Spring 2019.
Nov 08, 2018
Construction Continues on Upgrades to MIT's CUP
Construction is ongoing for the upgrades to MIT's Central Utilities Plant. The project will replace the existing, 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 and is expected to be complete in 2020.
Aug 28, 2018
Stonehill College Tops Off New $30 Million Business School
Stonehill College had topped off the new Leo J. Meehan School of Business in a ceremony at the college today (8/28). The $30 million School of Business launches the College’s revitalization program to transform the campus for the future. Located in the main quadrangle of the campus, the 3-story 62,000 square-foot facility will be consistent with the architecture of the campus, with a red brick exterior and a sloped roof.
The building will include a mix of instructional, entrepreneurial and collaborative spaces to enrich students’ experiential learning. In addition to flexible classrooms and seminar rooms, these spaces include a Bloomberg classroom, trading room, simulated boardroom, maker spaces, computer lab and group study rooms.
Jul 13, 2018
Construction Continues at Harvard Energy Facility
Construction is ongoing and slated for completion in the Spring of 2019.Upcoming three-story, 58,275-square-foot energy facility that will supply Harvard University’s development of the 140-acre Allston Landing rail yard with electricity and hot/cold water. Buildings the facility will supply with energy include the upcoming Harvard University Science and Engineering Complex and Harvard Enterprise Research Complex. The facility is located along Western Avenue, just off of Soldiers Field Road. Five parking spaces will be located on the facility site. Construction of the facility commenced September 2017, and is expected to be complete in Spring 2019.
Jul 12, 2018
Steel Framing Going Up At New School of BusinessThe steel framing is going up at Stonehill College’s new Leo J. Meehan School of Business. The state-of-the-art $30 million School of Business launches the College’s revitalization program to transform the campus for the future.Located in the main quadrangle of the campus, the 3-story 65,000 square-foot facility will provide an innovative and active learning space for students in accounting, finance, international business, management, marketing, economics and healthcare administration.Photo courtesy of Stonehill College
Jun 26, 2018
Stonehill College Business School Development Moves ForwardThe Leo J. Meehan School of Business at Stonehill College moves forward with a $25 million bond from MassDevelopment.The project will consist of the partial demolition of an existing structure and the construction of a three-story, 65,000 square-foot building in its place.Meehan, the CEO of WB Mason and Stonehill alum, made a $10 million donation towards the project. The project is expected to be complete by August 2019.
Jun 21, 2018
Construction Continues at New Brandeis Residence Hall
Construction is ongoing and the exterior finishing is currently being completed at Brandeis’ New Residence Hall in Waltham. New energy-efficient residence hall opening Fall 2018 housing 164 students. The 53,000-square-foot building will incorporate two historic towers of Brandeis’ iconic Usen Castle dormitory, partially demolishing the aging complex and expanding capacity by 60 beds. The building will feature an open and inviting main stairway, and improved movement between floors. A modern, natural light-laden multi-level bridge enclosed with a curtain wall will connect the new building’s two wings.Amenities at the new residence hall will include several common rooms, an outdoor courtyard, study lounges and a communal kitchen. The new residence hall will feature multiple sustainable features, including an array of rooftop solar panels to partially power the residence hall and a 30- to 40-well geothermal system to heat and cool the building.
Feb 19, 2018
Harvard tops off new Allston Landing energy facility
A topping-off ceremony was held last week for Harvard University’s new District Energy Facility, which will supply Harvard’s development of the 140-acre Allston Landing development site with electricity and hot/cold water. All steel beams of the facility’s three-story structure are now in place. In the coming months, the facility’s facade will be outfitted with a floor-to-ceiling glass curtainwall, and utilities will be installed within. The 58,275-square-foot facility will supply upcoming Harvard developments such as the Harvard University Science and Engineering Complex and Harvard Enterprise Research Complex with energy. The following is a photograph of the topped-off facility:
Jan 14, 2018
Weatherproofing underway at Brandeis University’s New Residence Hall in Waltham
The exterior of Brandeis University’s $38 million, 164-bed New Residence Hall, recently topped off, is now being weatherproofed. Moisture-resistant cladding has been installed across the facade, and fireproofing is now being applied above the cladding. In the coming months, exterior finish panels and windows will be installed along the facade. The building will include a bridge connecting levels two through four surrounded with a floor-to-ceiling glass curtain wall, allowing for abundant natural lighting.
Once the 53,000-square-foot building is sealed, interior finishing work will begin in order to prepare dormitories and common spaces for the Fall 2018 semester. The New Residence Hall will incorporate two historic towers of Brandeis’ iconic Usen Castle dormitory, which is being replaced and expanded with the project, and will include sustainable features such as a rooftop solar array and a geothermal heating and cooling system. The following are photographs of Brandeis University’s New Residence Hall:
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