MBTA Operations Control Center

Project Name: MBTA Operations Control Center
Location: Boston, MA
General Contractor: Peabody Construction Co., Inc.
Project Value: $17,532,108
Project Owner: MBTA, Inc.
Sector: Transportation
Timeframe: 1991- 1994

Project Features:

  • 12 story structure (7 existing, 5 new)
  • Asbestos removal chamber above MBTA employees below
  • Temporary waterproofed exterior walls
  • Temporary roofing
  • 24-hour temporary protection for employees and public visitors
  • Approx. 87,000 SF

Project Description:

The MBTA Operations Control Center was an occupied renovation project that included the addition of 5 floors onto an existing 7 floor structure. The existing MBTA Operations remained open, 24 hours a day, seven days a week during the entire multi-phased construction process. Interior features included a two story semi-circular operations control room with rear projected locator maps of trains, bus and train schedule room, signal room, lunch area, lockers, training center, projection room, executive offices and conference centers. Exterior construction was completed by rear and front access only and required working above two adjacent buildings. Exterior features included a granite façade, ornamental steel balcony and cornice, and decorated steel enclosures.

Jack Grant Responsibility/Specific Participation:

  • Project Superintendent duties at PCC from initiation to the finishes time frame
  • Project Executive duties at PCC from finishes to completion
  • Responsible for: creating/updating CPM schedule; managing subcontractor performance, providing a safe working environment; completing work within budget amounts and negotiating the closeout of the project with each subcontractor and the owner

Leers, Weinzaphel Assoc.
Boston, MA 02111

Structural Engineer:
Parson, Deleuw Inc.
Boston, MA 02199

Mech./Elec. Engineer:
SAR Engineers
Quincy, MA 02169