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F.J. Linehan & Associates, Inc.
Consulting Engineers
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24 Hour Study Facility/Preservation Lab Facility
MIT, Science & Humanities Library
Tappe Associates/Hallor Associates
Elaine Construction
Building 14, 1st Floor/Basement

Assignment:

Construct two inter-related projects simultaneously: (1) Renovate 1st floor 24-hour library facility for expanded technology usage including new circulation desk, reserve, reference, student study facilities (2) Develop new basement special collections facility for special preservation treatment of rare books.

Challenges:

Both facilities: Upgrade deficient building systems to support progressive technologies used in modern research library facilities.  Preservation lab required special facilities for chemical treatment and chemical fume hood containment in a building that had no lab support facilities.

Implementation:

Provided new HVAC, sprinkler and electrical systems throughout including all new network distribution, ADA compliant fire alarm and energy efficient RP1 fluorescent lighting.  Provided new dedicated stainless steel exhaust system up through building to a new high dilution rooftop exhaust system.  Laboratory plumbing upgrades included point-of-use acid waste neutralization treatment system.

 

 

 

 

 

F.J. Linehan & Associates, Inc.
Consulting Engineers
1629 Central Street, Suite 5, Stoughton, MA 02072-1693
Phone: 781.848.8480 Fax: 781.848.8493
Email:
info@fjlinehan.com