Sunrise was contracted to help bring the design-assist concept to reality for the Boston Medical Center Menino addition and renovation following a late determination that the existing unitized design could not be executed.
As a result, we were faced with the particular challenge of maintaining the original project schedule with a fraction of the time to engineer and procure the façade.
To help expedite the process, this project utilized a design-assist approach and colocation. Sunrise engineers/project managers participated in weekly design-assist meetings with TRO JB Architects to help convert this façade design from a fully unitized system to a more conventional stick-built system.
Sunrise was able to prioritize the engineering of long lead time items and begin procurement while the framing systems were being developed. This unconventional approach gave us the flexibility we needed to meet the demanding project schedule.
The full scope included installation of air and vapor barrier, thermally broken exterior framing, insulation, aluminum curtainwall, aluminum entrances, aluminum windows, aluminum skylight, composite metal panels, terra cotta, expansion joints and miscellaneous interior glass and glazing.