LOCATION: Boston, Massachusetts
DESIGN START: February 2011
PHASE I & II COMPLETE: 2012
PHASE III COMPLETE: 2016
FIRM ROLE: Owner’s Engineer Services, Construction Support, Start-Up & Commissioning Assistance
Simmons University retained Waldron Engineering to perform work on various infrastructure improvement projects at their Boston campuses.
Phase I involved the development of design plans and specifications for the complete replacement of direct-buried steam and condensate distribution piping at the Residence Campus. The piping network serves the heating and domestic hot water needs of eight student housing buildings and a dining/administration building. Waldron also performed Construction Support Services during the fast-track installation.
Phase II was to examine options for a complete relocation of the primary electrical service at the Main Campus. Drawings and specifications of the preferred option were then developed for the
relocation effort. Waldron’s scope also included utility coordination, construction support services
and start-up assistance.
Phase III involved developing and assisting with the implementation of a phased plan for the complete replacement of boilers and auxiliary steam plant equipment at the Main Campus Central Heating Plant. Phase 1 and 2 of the project were successfully completed in 2012 with two new boilers going online and Waldron completed Phase 3 in early 2016.