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BOSTON, Oct. 17, 2012 — Jones Lang LaSalle Construction has completed work as the general contractor for an interior renovation for Boston University in its Translational Synthetic and Medicinal Chemistry Laboratory at 590 Commonwealth Avenue Boston. The complex project, partially funded by a grant from the National Institute of Health, is valued at $7 million.
The 10,000-square-foot fourth floor renovation, designed by William Wilson Associated Architects Inc., features all new chemistry labs, faculty offices, and student workspaces. Other changes include: new mechanical and electrical systems, a roof top mechanical penthouse with supply and lab exhausts, roof top electrical penthouse and switchgear, roof top chiller, emergency power distribution, new lab systems, casework and fume hoods.
“Jones Lang LaSalle Construction did a fantastic job on the construction,” said Aaron Beeler, Assistant Professor of Boston University’s Chemistry Department. “These are the nicest labs I have seen. I’ve been involved in a number of construction projects over the years, and this has been by far the best organized and executed.”
According to Jones Lang LaSalle Senior Vice President and Construction Manager Larry Carpenter: “We ran mechanical systems through occupied labs on five floors of an existing, occupied science facility. This project required careful coordination and detailed communication with the entire team of Boston University, Wilson Architects, and Bard, Rao + Athanas Consulting Engineers to complete successfully.”
Joining Larry on the Jones Lang LaSalle Construction team was Project Executive Dana Griffin, Superintendents Joshua Blake and Steve Pizzuto, Assistant Construction Manager Laura Frailoli, and Estimator Chris Hardiman. The architect was William Wilson Associated Architects Inc.About Jones Lang LaSalle ConstructionJones Lang LaSalle offers comprehensive services as a construction manager, general contractor and design/builder, completing over 500 diverse assignments annually. With a service reach throughout New England, the Mid-Atlantic, mid-West and the West Coast, Jones Lang LaSalle constructed $145 million in 2011. Delivering construction solutions to an extensive roster of Life Sciences, Higher Education, Government, Corporate, Industrial, Technology, Hospitality, and Residential/Retail clients, assignments range from smaller interior fit-outs to $100 million mixed-use developments. Their on line portfolio can be viewed at www.us.joneslanglasalle.com/boston/construction.About Jones Lang LaSalleJones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL) is a financial and professional services firm specializing in real estate. The firm offers integrated services delivered by expert teams worldwide to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying or investing in real estate. With 2011 global revenue of $3.6 billion, Jones Lang LaSalle serves clients in 70 countries from more than 1,000 locations worldwide, including 200 corporate offices. The firm is an industry leader in property and corporate facility management services, with a portfolio of approximately 2.1 billion square feet worldwide. LaSalle Investment Management, the company’s investment management business, is one of the world’s largest and most diverse in real estate with $47 billion of assets under management. For further information, please visit www.joneslanglasalle.com.
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