Cambridge, MA – J&M Brown Company, Inc. (JMB) is under way with the comprehensive electrical renovation of MIT’s Building NW23 in Cambridge. When complete, the former lab building will serve as MIT’s Department of Facilities and the Office of Campus Planning. The general contractor on the project is Columbia Construction.
JMB’s electrical project scope at the three-story, 52,000sf building includes demolition of the existing infrastructure, prior to providing ground-up electrical installations for the renovated facility. It is installing new, stacked electrical closets to house the distribution equipment, a new fire alarm system, and lighting and lighting control systems. The renovated facility’s interior will feature an open ceiling design with an energy-efficient lighting package controlled by an advanced Sylvania wireless lighting control system. Temporary power for construction is being drawn from an adjacent MIT building.
In its design and layout of the facility’s new electrical rooms, JMB is utilizing 3D CADD technology.
Electrical work commenced in August, and the project is scheduled for completion in January 2016. The MIT facility is designed to achieve LEED certification