Planned Speare Place & North Lot Closure

As part of the University’s efforts to enhance and improve its utility infrastructure, North Lot, as well as Speare Place will be closed from Wednesday, May 10th through Friday, August 4th.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this outage, please contact Facilities Customer Service at 617-373-2754 with any questions or concerns and they will direct your call to the appropriate person.     More Information



Ensuring Buildings Systems Are Operating and Maintained As Intended

The Commissioning (Cx) process is a team oriented process with the purpose to verify and document that all Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing (MEP), Fire Protection (FP), and Building Envelope (BE) systems are installed, operating and maintained per the Owners Project Requirements (OPR), Basis of Design (BoD) and the Construction Documents. 



Commissioning Benefits Include 

1) Reduced energy consumption by providing equipment selection and operational input during design development.
2) Lower operating costs by ensuring Owners staff is properly trained on system operation and maintenance. 
3) Better building documentation for materials such as Operation and Maintenance Manuals and As-Builts.

Commissioning During Construction

Commissioning during construction ensures that new construction and project fit-outs conform to the construction documents agreed on by the university and the building design team.  The commissioning process allows the CxA to verify and document the proper installation and performance of various building systems.  Specifically, this process includes the following tasks:

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Operations maintains all building systems and physical environments to peak efficiency, providing the basis for efficient and productive programmatic use.

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Supporting the planning and development of capital project requests and is responsible for the delivery of projects ranging from minor renovations to major new construction.

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Providing a clean, safe, and attractive environment that enhances the learning and working experience while establishing and implementing a long-range care strategy for the University.

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