Boston – Diversified Project Management (DPM), a Newton, Mass.-based owner’s representative, is close to completing its engagement with DCAMM to facilitate opening of UMass Boston’s brand new, 220,000sf Integrated Science Complex.
The new state-of-the-art research, teaching, and training laboratory building combines portions of the biology, chemistry, environmental science, physics, and psychology departments all under one roof. The facility features introductory biology laboratories, an interdisciplinary teaching lab, infant cognition lab, and a new Center for Personalized Cancer Therapy research.
DPM was contracted to schedule, coordinate, and supervise the delivery of new office and common area furnishings and equipment and manage the relocation of faculty and FF&E from multiple buildings on campus.
Project Executive Frank Kennedy oversaw the DPM team that was led by senior project planner, Eva Hamori, and supported by assistant project manager, O’Dane White. The DPM team worked closely with DCAMM, UMass, Walsh Brothers Construction, Goody Clancy, and Mohar Design to successfully coordinate the receipt of new FF&E over a span of several months. They then worked with the university to relocate the faculty and equipment over the campus’ winter session.
DCAMM’s Jane Wang stated, “DPM continues to be a valuable asset to DCAMM for complex relocations such as this one for the UMass Integrated Sciences Complex. Their grasp of the University’s institutional culture and their bench strength, schedule ,and process enabled us to complete a challenging task despite the tough winter.”
Among the vendors with whom DPM collaborated were Spry Movers, Shaughnessy and Ahearn, Getinge, Creative Office Pavilion, Office Resources, Peabody Office, Red Thread, and WB Mason.