Connolly Completes French HQ

New W. L. French maintenance facility in Billerica

Billerica, MA –  Connolly Brothers Inc, a general contractor and construction management firm, has completed a new 60,000sf corporate office and maintenance facility for W. L. French Excavating Corp. in Billerica.

The 48,000sf maintenance facility includes 10 drive-through maintenance bays, three high equipment bays with five-ton and 10-ton overhead cranes, a truck tire carousel, diesel filter cleaning system, truck and heavy equipment wash bay, parts storage, and service management offices.

The 12,000sf office building features a fitness center, meeting spaces and collaborative workspaces for 250 employees. It was designed to promote health, wellness and productivity in the workplace.

Comprised of 60,000sf over 22 acres, the two buildings feature new technologies, energy efficiencies, and increased capacity to handle a growing demand for field operations tied to the company’s continued growth.

Following extensive research into pre-engineered versus conventional steel frame, the team selected Star Building Systems as the supplier of the pre-engineered buildings.

Using a pre-engineered system provided large, clear span frames for the maintenance facility and allowed for an adequate span without having to use conventional structural steel. 

The office building incorporated an insulated metal panel exterior while the maintenance facility used traditional metal panel siding with a simple-saver insulation system.



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