Blueprint Medicines Headquarters Project Wraps Up
BEDFORD, MA (March, 2018)- In June of 2017, The Richmond Group (TRG) awarded State Electric’s Commercial Division the electrical and low voltage work at Blueprint Medicine’s new 80,000 SF Headquarters at 45 Sidney St. in Cambridge. Blueprint Medicines develops highly selective kinase therapies to better the lives of patients with genomically defined diseases. After almost eight months of intense work, our team has completed the electrical installation and majority of the low voltage work for the office/laboratory project.
Led by Project Manager Scott Weikle, General Foreman Juan Ramos, and Foreman Keith Bosari, State Electric’s project team did an extraordinary job overcoming the challenges of the project. To meet the demands of the compressed schedule, our crews worked 12 hour shifts Monday – Friday and eight hour shifts on Saturdays for three months. Some unique features of the project were the lighting and lighting controls. The LED lighting is controlled by the nLight digital lighting control system. This cutting edge system provides unmatched user configurability and energy savings by cost effectively integrating time-based, daylight-based, sensor-based and manual lighting control schemes. Another unique feature of the project, is the Estiluz Lighting Fixtures installed in the conference rooms. The fixtures were manufactured in Italy and Blueprint’s Headquarters was the first building in the world to have them installed. Coordinators Pat Noble and Jimmy Papagelis were instrumental in effectively coordinating this complex project and allowing it to run as smoothly as it did.
State Electric’s Commercial Low Voltage (LV) Group performed all of the Tel/Data work as an installation subcontractor for The Richmond Group. Project Manager CJ Quinn and Rob Panasuk led a large team of installers through an extremely challenging and fast moving Tel/Data project. It was a complete fit-out of floors 3, 4, and 5 with large areas of floor 1 worked into the scope as well. Over 1,000 Cat 6 workstation ports and nearly 100 Cat6A wireless access point ports were pulled to devices located in various office and laboratory settings throughout the building. SEC engaged in design assist collaboration with Blueprint to layout rack face elevations for the IDFs on floors 1, 4, and 5, and engineered the layout of all infrastructure and cabling in a 3rd floor server room that was connected back to network gear throughout the building with numerous segments of fiber optic and copper backbone cabling. Dan Allard and Brian Scales collaborated to dress in and cut down all Cat 6 and Cat6A copper cabling at all network termination points with Rob Panasuk following behind to fusion splice the entire optical network to carrier level standards.
Concurrently, SEC LV worked as a subcontractor to Securadyne to complete all CCTV, access control, and intercom subsystems associated with the tenant’s security system. John Gonski and Brian Richards spearheaded the security device installation and assisted Securadyne with all system integration and turn up. All IP connected security devices were cabled back to the IP network that was deployed by Blueprint IT, with SEC installing and patching down all Ethernet ports on the network to establish a fully integrated building solution.
State Electric continues to excel on complex office and laboratory projects throughout Boston and we would like to thank The Richmond Group for giving us the opportunity to work on another dynamic project with them!