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Situation:

BOND provided preconstruction, estimating and construction management services to the 41,000 SF Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Longwood Center Floor 6. Construction was based on the existing 3rd & 4th floor build-outs and included biology and chemistry wet lab research laboratories.

Challenges:

  • Construction completed on an active site
  • Spatial conflicts
  • Limiting sound pollution
  • Managing contractor deliveries with DFCI deliveries
  • Maintaining existing mechanical systems without impacting DFCI’s clinical research spaces and operating labs

Solutions:

  • Lean principles utilized to streamline scheduling and decrease waste
  • Utilized Building Information Management (BIM) technology
  • Close collaboration with subcontractors to provide solution-based clash detection
  • Incorporated HoloLens Augmented Reality and QA/QC Touch technology that provided accurate MEP systems installation
  • Maintaining open communication with DFCI management and building staff
  • Providing quality reviews with contractors once work is complete to ensure client’s needs were met
  • Tracked changes separately and allocated all costs correctly

Results:

  • Finished project early
  • Significant cost savings to project
  • Greater understanding of future existing system needs in the 360 Longwood Avenue building
  • Incorporation of Lean protocols increased subcontractor engagement