Genzyme Allston Expansion Project - Allston, Mass.
Since the 1990’s, MEC has had an ongoing maintenance/construction T&M contract supporting Genzyme’s growth. MEC, as a subcontractor to Turner Construction, worked on the construction of the 110,000 square foot expansion to the Allston, Massachusetts facility.
This Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (L.E.E.D.) certified project consisted of four floors of office and lab space, a cafeteria, 1.2 MW co-gen and three new 2,500 kVA diesel generators. Special systems installed included Building Management Systems, fire alarm, plan control system, communication, security and a state-of-the-art lighting and blinds control package.
There were 300 people working on this project, and at the peak of the project, there were on average 55 MEC electricians. In order to coordinate with other trades onsite, a 3-D modeling/BIM system was used.
Genzyme’s pharmaceutical production is a twenty-four hour, seven day a week process, so all electrical work had to be performed without interrupting operations – something MEC is very familiar with. MEC electricians have coordinated and setup temporary power while performing electrical upgrades and installation at labs, hospitals, water treatment facilities and on the Central Artery/Tunnel project.