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Dec 23, 2019
Facade Install Wrapping Up for BU Dental School Expansion
Install of the terracotta and faux wood trim facade panels is wrapping up and is expected to be completed in early January for the expansion and renovations of BU's Goldman Dental School. On the interior of the 126,000+ square foot space, finish work is ongoing including paint, carpet, and even furniture install. Construction is expected to wrap up in spring 2021.
Oct 04, 2019
Work Continues on BU Dental Expansion & Renovation
Construction of the addition along with renovations to existing space continues at the Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine. In the existing section of the building, new windows are being installed along with updated ceiling grids to enable new lights and HVAC equipment. Elsewhere in the 7-story, 41,900 square foot addition installation of new mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection systems is also ongoing. The project will also include numerous energy efficiency measures being completed in partnership with Eversource. Eversource provided energy modeling services to drive deeper energy savings from measures such as enhanced fan speed control, variable condenser water control and preheating supply air from the water-side economizer. Eversource will provide incentives for these measures through the Mass Save C&S New Construction program when the measures are installed and verified as being operational.When complete in Spring 2021 the expanded dental school will include new clinical space to make treatment environments more comfortable along with 40% more instructional space. This new space will allow for a better experience for patients, students, and faculty and staff and complements the school’s innovative curriculum.
Aug 07, 2019
Construction is Ongoing for Sentinel Square III
Construction continues for the upcoming third phase of Trammell Crow's 1.3M square foot Class A office project in the heart of NoMA. Phase III will include 540,000 square feet of space, 473,000 of which has already been leased to the FCC. Construction is expected to wrap up in December of this year.
Jun 18, 2019
Work Ongoing for Exterior Walls for BU Dental Addition
Construction is ongoing with on the exterior walls for the both 7-story & 2-story additions to Boston Unversity's Dental School in the South End. Metal stud framing is also being installed to support the exterior facade finishes. When complete the updated building will feature a total of nearly 126,100 square feet of office, instructional, clinical, and student collaborative space, incorporating the latest technology and creating multi-functional learning space. Construction is expected to wrap up in Spring 2021.
Apr 01, 2019
BU Dental School Expansion/Renovation Tops Off
Shawmut Design and Construction hosted a topping off ceremony last Friday for the $112M renovation and expansion of Boston University's Goldman School of Dental Medicine. The project includes a new 7 story 41,900 square-foot expansion and renovation of 53,100 square-foot of existing space. The new and renovated space will feature office, instructional, clinical, and student collaborative space, incorporating the latest technology and creating multi-functional learning space. The building's exterior will also be fully modernized, featuring a new terra-cotta and glass curtain wall facade. Construction on the first phase of the project is expected to be complete in February 2021.
Jan 03, 2019
Construction Continues for BU Dental Renovation and Expansion
Various stages of construction are ongoing for the addition and renovation of BU's Goldman Dental School. Work continues on the new patient entrance and porch while foundation work is also being completed for the 7 story addition. The addition to the school will add nearly 42,000sf to the existing building. This project will feature office, instructional, clinical, and student collaborative space, incorporating the latest technology and bettering the patient experience.
Sep 11, 2018
Foundation Installation Ongoing for Addition to BU Dental School
Installation of the new building foundation system continues for the addition and renovation at Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine. The project will add a new 7-story addition to the existing building to better the patient experience and incorporate the latest technology for students.
Jun 29, 2018
Utility Work Continues at Goldman School of Dental MedicineUtility work on Albany Street, from the GSDM building to 650 Albany Street, will continue on Saturday and Sunday in line with City of Boston permits. On Saturday, flooring in the GSDM building will be replaced in the area around room 704F. The flooring work is associated with the previously completed work to add a door to room 704F.The pile-drilling operation between GSDM and the Boston Medical Center/Newton Pavilion was completed last week. The pile-drilling will resume at the north elevation along the loading dock to Newton Pavilion in a few weeks. Installation of the earth-retention system (SOE) will continue between GSDM and Boston Medical Center/Newton Pavilion. The equipment used to vibrate the SOE sheet pilings (required for installation) will be completing this operation as it heads toward East Newton Street. As a result of unanticipated work stoppages, this work will now continue through 7/3/18, pending weather and project scheduling requirements.The project’s structural steel subcontractor will continue to install the clips for the existing GSDM exterior walls. (The clips are used to secure the steel framing to the building for the new entrance canopy.) Following this operation, installation of new entrance-canopy structural steel is scheduled to begin on Monday, 7/2/18.Excavation of the soil between the sheet piling and the foundation of the former cafeteria will begin. This is the first step towards removing the building’s existing foundations to allow the new addition support piles to be installed. Saw-cutting at the existing GSDM foundation along Albany Street will take place in order to connect the new foundation system (for the future entrance canopy) to the existing building.Installation of new piping and duct work to support the school’s mechanical systems will continue in the basement and on the first floor.
Jun 13, 2018
Construction Work Continues at BU's Goldman School of Dental MedicinePile-drilling continues around the perimeter of the existing GSDM building, including on the Boston Medical Center loading dock side of the building on the north, and on the west side of the building (between GSDM and the Boston Medical Center/Newton Pavilion) for the 7-story addition. Utility work on Albany Street continues, from the existing GSDM building on towards 609 Albany Street.Investigation and rerouting of utilities around the site, allowing the installation of the earth-retention system (SOE) is being performed. Additionally, work on the new foundation system will continue along the East Newton Street side of the building in preparation for the first concrete installation in Phase 1. Interior demolition activities are ongoing in the basement and on the first floor of the School.
May 23, 2018
Pile-drilling and Interior Demolition Continues at BU's Goldman SchoolPile-drilling will continue around the existing GSDM building, on East Newton Street, Albany Street, and on the Boston Medical Center (Newton Pavilion) loading dock side of the building.Interior demolition activities will continue in the basement and on the first floor of the School. Investigation and rerouting of utilities around the site will continue.Unmarked utilities—that is, those not previously recorded on earlier building plans, but discovered during excavation and trenching—are being assessed, causing a slight delay on the start of installation of the earth-retention system (SOE). The project team is working to relocate these utilities and anticipates SOE installation during the week.Foundation Progress at East Newton StBasement Demolition
Mar 30, 2018
Traffic Signal and Handicap Access WorkContinued infrastructural work on the relocation of the traffic signal at the corner of Albany Street and East Newton Street. (Weekend work, as directed by the City of Boston, reduces the impact on traffic.) Eversource will be on-site to provide power to the temporary signal. The existing signal will remain active until the temporary signal is operational.installation of the handicap lift at the School’s East Newton Street entrance will continue. Testing and State inspection will follow over the next week before the lift is officially available for public use. This is an important milestone as it will allow the existing handicap ramp to be taken offline and demolished to clear the way for the new addition’s footprint.A tent will be set up on the construction site in the space between the School and the Newton Pavilion, and other preparations will be made for the project’s Groundbreaking Ceremony to be held on April 5.Investigation of the routing of the building’s existing utilities will continue, and utilities presently serving the former cafeteria will be disconnected to prepare for its demolition in the coming weeks.Construction personnel will continue to be on site (inside and out) to prepare for the cafeteria demolition and the start of construction of Phase 1 in the School’s basement and first floor.
Mar 29, 2018
Work Continues at the School’s East Newton Street EntranceConstruction of an overhead canopy at the East Newton Street entrance will begin. It will provide cover for pedestrians as they enter the building, as well as protection for the handicap lift. The reworking of the East Newton Street entrance vestibule will begin, including the construction of a temporary storage room, along with the slight relocation of the security desk in the vestibule.The Boston Fire Department’s emergency connection to the building on the Albany Street side will be extended so that the connection point is outside of the construction fencing.Investigation of the routing of the building’s existing utilities will continue, and utilities presently serving the former cafeteria will be disconnected to prepare for demolition in the coming weeks.Construction personnel will continue to be on-site at the interior and exterior of the building to prepare for the cafeteria demolition and the start of construction of Phase 1 in the School’s basement and first floor.
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