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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.
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 09, 2018
Certificate of Occupancy Issued for Wentworth's New Academic Building
A Certificate of Occupancy has been issued for the new academic building at Wentworth Institute of Technology. An official ribbon cutting is scheduled for next week. The four-story building features 78,000sf of academic space. The state of the art space is designed to accommodate new lab and innovation space for the school's engineering and science departments.
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.
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:
Feb 08, 2018
Wentworth tops off $55 million Multipurpose Academic Building in Mission Hill
A topping-off ceremony was held today for the Wentworth Institute of Technology’s new $55 million Multipurpose Academic Building in Mission Hill. Wentworth’s first new academic building in over 45 years, the 78,000-square-foot Multipurpose Academic Building will support the school's engineering, science and innovation programs and is anticipated to open in Spring 2019. With the final steel beam of the building’s four-story superstructure now in place, the construction team will begin installing the building’s facade, which will be comprised of zinc panels, glass and an aluminum curtain wall, allowing for abundant natural lighting. The superstructure has required 493 tons of steel, and 14,127 cubic yards of concrete have been used to construct the building’s foundation and floors. The following is a video of the building’s topping off:
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Sep 26, 2017
W. L. French performs utility installation and site excavation at Wentworth Multipurpose Academic Building in Mission Hill
Construction of the foundation of the Wentworth Institute of Technology’s new $55 million Multipurpose Academic Building in Mission Hill is well underway, with W. L. French Excavating Corporation performing below-grade electrical, water and sewer utility installation, as well as preparing the site to allow structural pile driving to proceed. The precast concrete piles have been driven into the ground throughout the 0.8-acre Wentworth Multipurpose Academic Building site. Steel sheet piles have also been driven to support the 20 foot deep excavation for the below grade portion of the building. W. L. French is currently proceeding with the basement excavation.
Following completion of below-grade site work, concrete will be poured to construct the Wentworth Multipurpose Academic Building’s foundation, and the building’s superstructure will be built. The Wentworth Multipurpose Academic Building will feature 78,000 square feet of space that will support the school's engineering, science and innovation programs and will be the first new academic structure on the Wentworth campus in 45 years. The following are photographs of W. L. French at work at Wentworth Multipurpose Academic Building:
Jun 15, 2017
Wentworth breaking ground on state-of-the-art science and engineering building
The Wentworth Institute of Technology breaks ground next week on a new $55 million, 78,000-square-foot academic building that will support the school's engineering, science and innovation programs and will be the first new academic structure on the Wentworth campus in 45 years. A groundbreaking ceremony for the building with guests including Mayor Martin J. Walsh will be held at the project site, located in Mission Hill, next Wednesday (June 21st, 2017) morning. Occupancy of the new building, which will contain laboratory and office space in addition to presentation and gathering areas for students, faculty, and staff, is anticipated in Spring 2019.
Wentworth's new building will house the school's new Biological Engineering Program, in addition to its' Biomedical and Civil Engineering programs; the maker space for Wentworth’s Innovation + Entrepreneurship Center, Accelerate; and a new manufacturing lab. “Wentworth is a leader in engineering, technology, design, and management education, and this new building will help our students prepare for the opportunities of the knowledge-based economy of the 21st century,” said school President Zorica Pantić. “Wentworth’s curriculum is evolving, and this requires new and different teaching and learning spaces with configurations that promote interdisciplinary approaches to solving the technical challenges of our day,” said the school's Vice Presidenct for Business David Wahlstrom.
May 11, 2017
New Wentworth engineering building approved in Mission Hill
The Wentworth Multipurpose Academic (MpA) Building, which will feature approximately 69,000 square feet of academic space to accommodate an expansion of the Wentworth Institute of Technology's academic engineering programs, was approved at today’s Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) Board Meeting. The building can now proceed with construction.
Feb 12, 2017
Wentworth proposes new engineering buildingThe Wentworth Institute of Technology is proposing to construct a new 69,000 square foot building in Mission Hill to help facilitate the expansion of its' engineering programs. The building would feature the latest engineering equipment and lab technology, along with an open layout designed to encourage collaborative learning. Wentworth has filed plans for the building with the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA), who is now reviewing the project.
May 20, 2016
Concrete superstructure completed at Tufts University Central Energy PlantJ. Derenzo Companies is installing utilities at Tufts University’s cutting-edge new Central Energy Plant. The plant’s recently-completed concrete superstructure was built efficiently with PERI Skydeck technology.J. Derenzo Companies installs utilitiesView of PERI Skydeck (yellow beams) in use at concrete superstructureView of completed concrete superstructure from up hillView of completed concrete superstructure from Boston AvenueWith completion of the superstructure, installation of the Central Energy Plant’s glass facade, exterior finishes and internal mechanics will commence. The plant will feature efficient boilers and cooling towers to fulfill Tufts University’s energy requirements.Installation of internal mechanics underwayThe Central Energy Plant’s facade facing Boston Avenue will be composed entirely of glass and will expose the mechanics of the plant.View of future facade from Boston AvenueView of future facade from across Boston AvenueMore information about the Tufts University Central Energy Plant is posted below.
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