Rafael Ortega, MD, the associate dean of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, has...
March Construction at the Student Residence
March has been a busy month for the construction of the student residence at 815 Albany Street on the Boston University Medical Campus (BUMC). Early March was spent constructing the forms for the foundation, setting the wall footings in place, and constructing the sewer injector pit.
During the middle of March concrete began to be poured for the foundation walls and the underground drainage system was initiated.
As of March 15, 90% of the footings were completed. The concrete wall is in place on Albany Street side of the site. During the week of March 21 work commenced on the underground plumbing including the perimeter drains.
During the week of April 15 the steel work will begin!
The nine-story, $40 million structure is designed by Beacon Architectural Associates with a brick and limestone façade. Its 104 two-bedroom suites that include bath, kitchenette and living spaces will accommodate 208 students, each with individual bedrooms, the standard for graduate student housing. Walsh Brothers is the contractor for the building, which is expected to take 18 months to complete.