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F.J. Linehan & Associates, Inc.
Consulting Engineers
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Graduate Chemistry Laboratory
MIT, Dept. of Chemical Engineering
Perry & Radford Architects
Elaine Construction
Building 66, Sub-Basement

Assignment:

Convert 10,000 square foot sub-basement area bulk storage space, two stories below grade, into a state of the art chemical engineering research laboratory.

Challenges:

Provide all new infrastructures to support diverse laboratory research activities in “land locked” sub-basement location, two stories below grade, without impacting façade or site lines of building originally designed by I.M. Pei.  Avoid interrupting existing systems serving ongoing research facilities throughout the building serving as headquarters of MIT Chemical Engineering Department.

Implementation:

Designed all new makeup air system, new specialized exhaust systems, new ADA-compliant lavatories, new process water systems, new laboratory acid waste and vent system with sump and transfer stations, tempered water emergency showers, hydraulically-designed sprinkler system, power distribution including overhead bus duct distribution, high efficiency lighting, new fire alarm and emergency evacuation systems. Employed DDC controls to maintain environmental requirements and assure maximum energy efficiency.

 

 

 

 

 

F.J. Linehan & Associates
Consulting Engineers
197 Quincy Avenue
Braintree, MA  02184

P: 781.848.8480
info@fjlinehan.com