July 3, 2014
NECA contractor teams with GC: Turner Construction, Boston, MA
Boston, MA – Lighthouse Electrical Contracting, Inc., headquartered in Rockland, MA, has completed the fast track electrical fit-up of the new MassChallenge offices at 21 Drydock Avenue in South Boston. The 25,000 sq. ft. build-out for the world’s largest startup accelerator entailed installation of the facility’s power, lighting and fire alarm systems, as well as the conduit system for the tel/data system.
The scope included Lighthouse’s installation of 25 Wiremold RC4 power and tel/data floor boxes to meet Mass Challenge’s power, communications, and A/V requirements. The open office environment, a converted warehouse space, features high open ceilings and the NECA contractor installed exposed metal-clad (MC) cable, suspended from ceiling areas, to handle all branch circuiting.
Lighthouse also installed more than 70 energy-efficient, 12-foot LED pendant lights throughout the exposed ceiling area. Lighting is controlled by a state-of-the-art, Lutron GRAFIK Eye lighting control system, which features occupancy and daylight sensors.
The build-out also included installation of a Notifier fire alarm system, which interfaces to the building’s primary fire alarm system.
To meet the aggressive, six-week project schedule, Lighthouse PM Scott Sullivan and Foreman Matt Giblin managed a skilled crew of nine IBEW Local 103 electricians. The electrical team worked nights and weekends to meet Mass Challenge’s scheduled move-in requirements, and the start-up incubator firm took occupancy, as scheduled, in May.
This year, MassChallenge will host more than 100 innovative startups. Since its inception in 2010, nearly 500 startups have been supported by the organization, which has raised more than $470 million in outside funding and created nearly 4,000 jobs. MassChallenge moved to the new Drydock space from One Marina Park Drive on Boston’s Fan Pier.