Genzyme Allston Expansion Project - Allston, Mass.
Since the 1990s, 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 is 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, the fire alarms system, 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 on-site, 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. Our electricians have coordinated and set up temporary power while performing electrical upgrades and installation at labs, hospitals, water treatment facilities, and on the Central Artery/Tunnel project.