Boston – Gaston Electrical Co., Inc., headquartered in Norwood, is in progress with the core-and-shell electrical construction of Wentworth Institute of Technology’s new Engineering, Innovation & Sciences Academic Building. The four-story, 75,000sf building is the first academic building constructed on the Wentworth campus in more than 40 years.
The multidisciplinary academic engineering facility is located at the center of the Wentworth campus and will feature state-of-the-art equipment, technical labs, and makerspace and is designed with an open layout for learning and collaborative spaces. The building will house Wentworth’s new biological engineering program, as well its biomedical, civil engineering and experiential learning programs; and the Accelerate, Wentworth Innovation + Entrepreneurship Center and science and manufacturing labs.
Gaston’s comprehensive scope includes the installation of primary and emergency power, fire alarm, security and A/V systems, as well as full fit-up of the facility.
The NECA contractor is also providing design-assist project delivery services. Prefabrication of electrical systems and fixtures is also integral to the scope, enhancing the project’s cost efficiency and streamlining the project schedule.
The project team includes Leer Weinzapfel Associates, architect; Gilbane Building Company, GC ; and BVH Engineers, EE, all of Boston
Project executive Brian Jasinski and foreman Jerry Mulligan are heading the project and its IBEW Local 103 field crew.
The building will have numerous sustainable features, including a rooftop solar system.
It is designed to achieve LEED Silver certification and is on schedule for completion in November 2018. It will open in January 2019.