Emerson College Dining Hall Renovation

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Project :Emerson College Dining Hall Renovation
GC :Lee Kennedy Company, Inc.
Scope :McDonald Electrical provided comprehensive construction services in the renovation of Emerson College’s dining hall, located at 120 Bolyston Street in Boston. The scope included the installation of a new electrical distribution system in the building’s main electric room and mechanical equipment wiring both in the basement and on the roof of the building. Operations also entailed the elaborate wiring of kitchens and food prep areas, as well as the installation of general convenience power and lighting throughout these areas. Throughout the dining and lounge areas, extensive decorative lighting was installed, comprised of linear fixtures in the architectural woodwork and LED radius fixtures overhead. State-of-the-art color and scene-changing fabric light panels were also installed in the student lounge areas. The Emerson dining facility is the first building in the City of Boston to have fabric lighting panels installed.

Project Manager Dave Potcner and Foreman Adam MacDougall supervised a field crew of 15 IBEW Local 103 electricians in an aggressive 10-month project, which was completed as scheduled, in June 2017.
Challenges :The MEC team met significant project challenges, many of which centered around the coordination, installation, and integration of the elaborate decorative lighting and the new mechanical equipment in the existing building, which is over 100 years old.