(Boston, MA) – BOND, a leading 108-year-old construction management firm, recently celebrated the topping off ceremony for Boston College’s 245,000 square-foot residence hall at 2150 Commonwealth Avenue.
This new residential facility will provide an additional 490 student beds in a mix of apartment-style suites for BC students. Construction of the building follows the demolition and abatement of St. Thomas More Hall, completed by BOND while maintaining a strong focus on safety, especially given the project’s proximity to the busy Commonwealth Avenue corridor.
BOND has worked closely with Boston College stakeholders and the design team at EYP to institute Lean methodologies throughout construction to maximize value and minimize waste for the College. Pull planning and small batch execution have been integral in keeping the project on schedule. The BOND team recently delivered a 305-bed residence hall at Wentworth Institute of Technology utilizing similar Lean techniques. These strategies proved to be beneficial in optimizing project value by fast-tracking a challenging schedule and mitigating multiple project risks associated with a tight, urban site.
The 2150 Commonwealth Avenue Residence Hall is expected to achieve LEED Silver certification and will be completed in June 2016, in time for the 2016 academic year.
“We are excited to collaborate with the College on this exciting new facility,” said Robert Murray, BOND President.
Since 1907 BOND has been involved in some of the region’s most complex vertical and horizontal construction projects. With two distinct groups, operating as Construction Managers for academic and healthcare clients, and self-performing General Contractors for the power and energy industry, BOND is well known for delivering reliable, safe, and high quality work. The Building Division has completed high profile projects such as Harvard University’s Northwest Science Labs and MIT’s famed Media Lab in Cambridge, and the AstraZeneca Hope Lodge for the American Cancer Society in Boston; while the Civil & Utility Division has successfully completed two of the largest regional underground high-voltage electrical transmission line projects in New England’s history.