The Hub on Causeway, adjacent to the TD Garden, is a transformative mixed-use project that is reshaping the West End of Boston. State Electric is proud to partner with John Moriarty and Associates on a couple of high profile projects within the development: Rapid7 Global Headquarters and citizenM Hotel. Our Commercial project team, led by Project Manager Luke Rebisz and General Foremen Neil Wilson and Mike Scurto, recently completed the complex Rapid7 electrical fit-out in The Hub on Causeway’s Podium. Also, Low Voltage Systems Project Managers CJ Quinn, Joe Vaccari, and Rich Borrelli and General Foremen Kevin O’Connell, Scott MacPherson, and Rob Panasuk headed up the team that executed the Rapid7 tel/data, security, and audio visual (AV) scope.
Rapid7 is a leading provider of analytics solutions for security and IT operations around the world. At their new 147,000 SF Global Headquarters, with space for 750 employees, they wanted to differentiate themselves by having a cutting edge workspace to optimize productivity and attract exceptional talent. Some features that differentiate the office include an atrium stretching all four floors with stepped seating and large TVs, numerous collaborative work areas, full kitchen/dining area, arcade/gaming space, and a full bar.
The electrical fit-out scope included the installation of the distribution panels, custom lighting package, lighting control panels, emergency lighting inverter systems, UPS systems, and replacement of the existing fire alarm on floors 4 through 7 of the podium. The power distribution crew, led by Foreman Ellis Menakos, completed the installation and terminations of all electric rooms, UPS systems, and emergency lighting inverter systems. The custom lighting package, with several large RGB color changing fixtures inside the four story atrium, was efficiently installed by a team led by General Foreman Mike Scurto.
The project presented some unique challenges due to the expedited schedule, complexity of the office space, condensed job site, and logistical demands. In order to meet the expedited scheduled, we utilized a second shift to maximize productivity and workflow on the project. The cutting edge office space included a custom lighting package with complex lighting controls that our team implemented innovative means and methods, including grouping fixture drivers, to install. With the condensed jobsite and numerous other jobs simultaneously progressing, including provisions for the 21-story office tower above Rapid7, our Procurement Department did an outstanding job of coordinating deliveries with the project team to minimize handling time and the number of site deliveries. We also received the entire lighting package at our Supply Chain Facility and delivered the fixtures just-in-time when each floor was ready.
State Electric’s Low Voltage Systems (LVS) Division did an excellent job executing their scope while seamlessly working with our Commercial Division. LVS Project Managers CJ Quinn and Joe Vaccari coordinated closely with General Foreman Kevin O’Connell to bring the tel/data and security work to completion on a very expedited schedule. Foreman John Irvine worked with security integrator ECI Systems and led the security team to execute the CCTV and access control systems installation and turn up. Dan Allard dressed in and terminated all tel/data wiring in the Rapid7 MDF and all client IDFs with a tremendous attention to detail, continuing to further his reputation as one of the most talented technicians in Local 103. Our LVS Division also worked as a subcontractor to AV integrator Tritech Systems as a crew led by General Foreman Scott MacPherson installed a sophisticated AV system on floors 4-7 under the direction of Project Manager Richard Borrelli. Additionally, several fiber optic carriers demarc extensions were installed from the lower levels of The Hub on Causeway’s Podium and fusion spliced and tested by General Foreman Rob Panasuk for internet service providers RCN and Crown Castle.
Successfully executing the fast-tracked and complex Rapid7 electrical and low voltage systems fit-out project, that peaked at 48 electricians/technicians, gives State Electric the valuable experience needed deliver projects of similar nature for future prominent companies moving into Boston.