17 Cambridge Center / Biogen

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Value: Size: Architect:
$50,000,000 204,000 SF Elkus Manfredi Architects
  • 204,000 SF of new building construction and interior fit out
  • Built on grade with vapor mitigation system
  • Steel frame with curtainwall and precast façade
  • Shell/ core is lab ready
  • Building is powered by existing Biogen steam plant
  • Linked to existing Biogen building via two-level connector

Using BIM

  • Navisworks helped the team identify a repeating flaw with the linear diffusers that were conflicting with a piece of support steel for the precast. The team identified this problem early and submitted an RFI to shift the diffusers before it became an issue in the field.
  • When running a virtual tour of the floor space, the team also identified a shell & core design issue that had positioned the return ductwork in the RTU shaft below the finished ceiling.
  • The field staff has utilized the model to visually see what other trades will be in their paths in a way that 2D coordination drawings do not always make clear.


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