J&M Brown Company Underway with Electrical Renovation of MIT Building NW23, Cambridge, MA

NECA contractor teams with GC: Columbia Construction, North Reading, MA on MIT’s new home for Department of Facilities and Office of Campus Planning

Cambridge, MA – J&M Brown Company, Inc. (JMB) is underway with the comprehensive electrical renovation of MIT’s Building NW23, located at 195 Albany Street in Cambridge. When complete, the former lab building will serve as MIT’s Department of Facilities and the Office of Campus Planning.

JMB’s electrical project scope at the three-story, 52,000 square-foot building includes demolition of the existing infrastructure, prior to providing ground-up electrical installations for the renovated facility. The project team is installing new, stacked electrical closets to house the distribution equipment, a new fire alarm system, and lighting and lighting control systems. The renovated facility’s interior will feature an open ceiling design with an energy efficient lighting package controlled by an advanced Sylvania wireless lighting control system. Temporary power for construction is being drawn from an adjacent MIT building.

In its design and layout of the facility’s new electrical rooms, JMB is utilizing 3D CADD technology.

JMB Construction Group VP Bryan Green, Operations Manager Robert Carabia, and Project Managers Matt Noon and Kim Estabrooks head the J&M Brown project team and the venerable NECA contractor is supervising a highly skilled electrical field crew that will reach upwards of 23 IBEW Local 103 electricians at peak construction.

Electrical work commenced in August and the project is scheduled for completion in January 2016. The MIT facility is designed to achieve LEED certification.