Walsh Brothers Selected to Renovate Newborn Screening Laboratories
BOSTON, MA, October 12, 2016 – Walsh Brothers, Incorporated was selected by Worcester Campus Services Corporation (WCS) to renovate its Biotech 4 Building to accommodate UMass Medical School Newborn Screening Laboratories in Worcester, Massachusetts. Walsh Brothers will provide construction management services overseeing the renovation of 20,000 square feet.
"Walsh Brothers stood out in this highly competitive process," said Mark Armington, Senior Director for Facilities Engineering, UMass Medical School "WCS - UMass was very focused on selecting a firm and team that had significant experience in highly sophisticated lab work, and was most likely to deliver a renovated facility that meets all of WCS's key objectives, including schedule, value, limited disruptions, ease of decision making, quality and long term operating cost."
Project highlights include:
- Working within a building with an active outpatient clinic requiring in-depth planning and logistics to ensure minimal disruption and to ensure safety of all personnel and visitors.
- Coordination with WCS furnished and/or installed materials such as lab casework, fume hoods, signage, tel/data wiring devices and equipment, furniture, security, card access, and lab equipment.
- MEP coordination of renovated spaces requires enhanced BIM capabilities to identify duct and pipe runs to be removed/re-worked and coordination of new runs.
- Development of a Fire Prevention Plan detailing existing conditions, construction requirements, and proposed mitigation efforts with regards to fire alarm and fire protection systems and maintenance of existing system for building occupants.
- Minimization of noise, dust, and debris to limit disruption of owner occupied spaces adjacent to the work areas.
- Project completion date December 2016.
Walsh Brothers, Incorporated, founded in 1901 and based in Boston, is a leading construction management firm well known for its work on complex, high-quality and sensitive building projects in a wide range of industries and specialties. For further information go to www.walshbrothers.com or at https://www.linkedin.com/company/walsh-brothers-incorporated-
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