Landmark Four & BEA
Location: Burlington, MA
Electrical value: $1,000,000
With Spaulding and Slye as the general contractor, and MEI
as the preferred electrical contractor, work began on the
new 90,000 square foot four-story Landmark Four Building
in November, 2000. Shortly after the start of base construction,
BEA Systems leased the entire building and contracted with
Spaulding and Slye and MEI to carry out their
BEA is the world's leading
application infrastructure software company with more than
13,000 customers around the
world including the majority of the Fortune Global 500.
Based in San Jose, California, BEA decided to consolidate
small Boston-area satellite offices, locating them in one
new state-of-the-art building.
Already being on site and
being familiar with the Landmark Four Building were big advantages
for MEI, but the jobs were very
difficult to manage both in the field and in the office.
We were dealing with two completely separate projects/contracts/drawings
and contacts under the same roof at the same time! Normally
the base building would be almost complete before the tenant
fit-up would start but that was not the situation in this
case. Tenant fitup work could not begin until May, 2001,
but both projects had to be completed within weeks of each
other -by early September when BEA employees would
move into their new space.
Like the Bristol-Myers and SG&H
jobs, this one presented unique challenges. MEI crews
were involved on all four
floors on both the base and tenant projects , working nights
and weekends throughout the summer to finish by September.
Compounding the time crunch, material had to be carried
up the stairs because elevators were not in operation until
the very end of the project. The last six weeks were particularly
stressful because each floor was jammed with materials
more than 100 men and women from the different trades – all
driving to meet the deadline.
A highlight of MEI's
work on the Landmark Four Building and BEA projects is
unique, state-of-the-art lighting. A
large portion of open office area features indirect cable-hung
fluorescent fixtures controlled by a system that dims the
lights automatically when the sunlight comes through the
glass. We installed drop-down projectors and dimmable lighting
several conference rooms and indirect lighting in a central
core of private offices. A large, two-story open foyer
boasts a unique lighted soffit.
to the SG&H fitup, the design was an open ceiling concept
in the corridors with all conduits, boxes, and fixtures
The Landmark Four Building was completed
as scheduled, and today BEA employees enjoy working in
this handsome 21st Century building
by an electrical system designed to meet future needs.