Worcester, MA – Arden Engineering Constructors, part of mechanical contracting firm Arden Building Companies, announced it was recently awarded the fire protection scope for the New Education and Research Building (NERB) at the UMass Chan Medical School. Arden Engineering will be working with Shawmut Design and Construction, the general contractor for the project.
The new 9-story, 350,000sf building will be located between two other research buildings on the Worcester campus. The facility will support laboratory research growth and acceleration to address some of the most challenging diseases.
The fire protection scope consists of two dry chemical suppression systems, 4,000 sprinkler heads, a combined sprinkler and standpipe system, and a connection to the exterior water service. A total of 14,000 work hours will be needed to provide the 12 floors of protection, including a vivarium, research labs, and a mechanical penthouse.