As numerous local colleges and universities prepare their campuses for new and returning students, Marr’s diverse array of services and product lines have been utilized fully over the summer break. Campus improvement programs involving new construction and the restoration work of administrative offices, dormitories, and athletic and recreational facilities continue to be a fundamental market area for all the Marr companies.
Currently, Marr Scaffolding Company’s (MSC) shoring division is installing shoring towers to facilitate concrete repair work at Harvard Stadium; since June, Marr has installed 23 16-ft. x 16-ft. towers at the stadium in phases that are designed for both worker access and roof support using Aluma’s GASS aluminum shoring. At the new Science and Engineering Building at Harvard, both Marr’s shoring and power divisions have installed shoring towers and provided lifts, while Marr Crane & Rigging has supplied cranes and Daniel Marr & Son has performed steel work for the new construction.
Additionally, work continues at Emerson College’s Little Building, where Marr’s shoring division installed shoring to support the removal and replacement of existing beams, columns, and walls to accommodate a new building design; also at Emerson, Daniel Marr & Son is furnishing the structural steel and installing new steel and metal decking in the interior of the building, and is replacing the exterior façade to replicate the building’s elaborate historic façade.
Work is finishing up at Emmanuel College where Marr’s mast climber division had installed 26 mast-climbing work platforms for exterior work on the new Julie Hall. At Boston College in Chestnut Hill, MSC’s bleacher division recently completed the installation of the chair seats and grandstands at the new baseball and softball fields. And at Tufts University, Marr Scaffolding recently installed a Layher stair tower for temporary emergency egress while renovation work proceeds at Miller Hall; the finished project is wrapped in scaffold sheeting with nonslip tread covers.
Submitted by Marr Companies