House Renewal Projects

House Renewal Projects 
Harvard University is continuing with its River House Renewal Program re-configuring the interior spaces to meet the complex needs of today’s students, relieve overcrowding, improve privacy, and comply with current building codes.  The renovations will also enhance program spaces to better support students’ academic and social development and upgrade outdated building systems and infrastructure. 

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Lowell House Renewal

 

Public Way Impacts

  • Beginning Wednesday, May 31st, Dunster Street, between South Street and Winthrop Street, will be open for two-way traffic to allow for access into the MAC parking lot while Holyoke Street is closed.
  • Eversource will be working on gas lines into the site on Holyoke and Plympton Street.

Site Activities

  • Demolition activities will take place.
  • Community garden work will commence.
  • Fencing will be installed around the garden.
  • Jersey barriers will begin to be installed on Holyoke Street, Mill Street, and Plympton Street.
  • The courtyard will begin to be prepped for stone and asphalt installations.

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Winthrop House Renewal

 

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Standish Hall

  • Installation of plants and trees will continue.
  • Painting will continue.
  • Landscaping activities will continue.
  • Granite will continue to be set.

Gore Hall

  • Finishes will continue to be installed.
  • Landscaping activities will continue.
  • Courtyard operations will continue.

Winthrop East, Riverview, and Plympton Houses

  • Siding installation will continue.

Public Way Impacts

  • Plympton Street will experience temporary closures to assist with material deliveries to Winthrop East.

Week of May 29, 2017

Exterior Activities

Standish Hall

  • Plants and trees will continue to be installed.
  • Landscaping activities will continue.
  • Granite steps will continue to be set.
  • Gravel and soil will begin to be laid down.
  • Crews will be running two work shifts. One from 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM and another from 2:00PM – 9:00 PM.

Gore Hall

  • Terrace operations and underground utilities in the Courtyard will continue.
  • Site work will continue.
  • Landscaping activities will continue.
  • Crews will be running two work shifts. One from 7:30 AM – 3:30 PM and another from 3:30PM – 11:00 PM.

Winthrop East, Riverview, and Plympton Houses

  • Siding will continue to be installed.
  • Porches will continue to be installed.

General Site Activities

  • Traffic cones and cone bars will be placed along the sidewalk curb of Lowell house on Mill Street during deliveries or equipment use.
  • Temporary lane closures on Memorial Drive will occur throughout the week to allow for large deliveries of equipment to and from the site.
  • Temporary lane closures on Plympton Street will occur to assist with material load-outs out of Winthrop East. Closures should only take 5-10 minutes.
  • Dumpsters will be removed from the site daily during the hours of 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

Interior Activities

Standish Hall

  • Doors and hardware will continue to be installed.
  • Fire alarms will continue to be finished.
  • Painting will continue.
  • Scaffolding towers will begin to be removed.

  Gore Hall

  • MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) installation will continue.
  • Kitchen equipment will continue to be installed.
  • Dining Hall extension and Historic Spaces work will continue.

Winthrop East, Riverview, and Plympton Houses

  • Tile will continue to be installed.
  • Finishes will continue to be installed.
  • Ceilings will continue to be finished.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If there are any specific questions or concerns regarding any of these projects or any other
construction related issues, please contact the Construction Mitigation Department at 617-496-
0857 or email mitigation@csl-consulting.com.