Boston – T&T Electrical Contractors, based in Everett, has completed the electrical construction of Troy Boston, a 378-unit apartment building located at 275 Albany Street in Boston’s South End. The development includes 38 residences that are classified affordable housing.
Troy Boston is a 334,000sf development, composed of two connected towers, an 11-story structure, and another that rises 19 stories. The residential/mixed-use project includes 6,000sf of retail shops and restaurants at ground level. The development includes an above-ground parking facility for 180 vehicles.
T&T’s project scope included providing installation of the facility’s primary and emergency power and electrical distribution systems, lighting and lighting control systems, fire alarm system, and the conduit infrastructure for tel/data and security systems. The contractor also provided temporary power to the site in the early construction phase.
T&T Electrical Contractors teamed with architect, ADD Inc; GC, Suffolk Construction Company; EE, WSP; and developer, Gerding Edlen, of Portland, Oregon, on the project.
Troy Boston is expected to achieve LEED Gold certification as its energy-efficient systems are designed to save more than 1,379,700 kW hours of electricity and more than 3.8 million gallons of water.
More than 95% of all lighting installed by T&T at the facility is LED lighting, consuming approximately 20% of the power of conventional lighting.
Apartments feature a Nest Learning Thermostat – a wi-fi enabled programmable, self-learning thermostat that conserves energy by optimizing the heating and cooling.
Amenities include a yoga and fitness studio, an outdoor pool and a rooftop terrace complete with a demonstration kitchen and dining area, barbecues and fire pits.
BIM coordination was critical to the project from its earliest planning stages, as it enabled T&T to navigate a virtually impassable pathway due to numerous underground obstacles, including structural caps and piling.
In a unique aspect of the project, the NSTAR vault that provides power to the facility was among the last phases of the project to be completed, as T&T started all electrical distribution from the middle and worked in two directions simultaneously in order to keep the project on schedule.
T&T supervised a field crew of 49 IBEW Local 103 journeymen and apprentices in the fast-track 13-month construction project.
The first mid-rise was completed in March 2015 and final turnover was in June 2015.