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Portfolio

SAR's breadth of knowledge in the following areas offers our clients one-stop shopping, in that our engineering staff may provide services for any of the systems typically found in today's buildings. To learn more about any one of them please select the link.

One Lincoln Street, Office Tower

Commercial

Office Tower

Title: One Lincoln Street
Location: Downtown Boston, Massachusetts
Type: Mixed Use
ECC: $125 Million
Client: Jung|Brannen Associates, Inc.
Description: SAR Engineering provided Plumbing and Fire Suppression Systems design for this multi-use high rise building.

Prudential Tower

Title: Gillette Corporate Offices
Location: Huntington Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts
Type: Commercial TA
ECC: $11 Million
Client: GHK, Inc.
Description: Multiple floor renovations with new HVAC, Plumbing and Electrical Systems.

Gillette Corporate Offices, Prudential Tower

Office Building

Title: Cabot Stain HQ
Location: Newburyport, Massachusetts
Type: Commercial
ECC: $12 Million
Client: Leers, Weinzapfel Associates, Architects, Inc.
Description: SAR provided the HVAC, Plumbing, Fire Suppression and Electrical Systems design and construction administration services.

Cabot Stain HQ, Office Building

Educational

K-12

Title: Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School
Location: Sudbury, Massachusetts
Type: 370K sq. ft. Educational facility
ECC: $70 Million
Client: The Office of Michael Rosenfeld
Description: SAR provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire suppression, fire alarm, security, public address, telephone system and structured cabling (LAN) engineering services. The school was designed and constructed on schedule and under budget. It is considered to be one of the most energy efficient, high performance buildings in North America. The building is designed to incorporate geothermal energy in the future.

Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School

K-12

Title: Sturgis Charter School
Location: Hyannis, Massachusetts
Type: Educational
ECC: $8 Million
Client: Studio G Architects
Description: SAR Engineering provide mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection engineering services for a new 45,000 square foot high school building.  This project was a hybrid modular construction where over 75% of the MEP/FP systems where installed on site. 

Sturgis

College

Title: Middlesex Community College
Location: Lowell, Massachusetts
Type: Educational
ECC: $28 Million
Client: Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Division of Capital Asset Management (DCAM)
Description: SAR provided HVAC, Plumbing, Fire Suppression, Electrical and Communications Systems engineering and construction administration services.

Middlsex Community College

Library

Title: Thomas Crane Library
Location: Quincy, Massachusetts
Type: Educational
ECC: $17.5 Million
Client: Childs Bertman Tseckares, Inc.
Description: SAR Engineering, Inc. provided complete Mechanical and Electrical engineering, design, and construction administration for the renovation of this historic library and an addition.The library (a Best Accessible Design Award winner) contains an extensive computer network, a cable television studio, a temperature controlled archival storage area and a number of areas requiring special attention.

Thomas Crane Library

Government/Municipal

Court House Renovation

Title: John D. Adams Courthouse
Location: Pemberton Square, Boston, MA
Type: Historic Courthouse Renovation
ECC: $140 Million
Client: CBT/Childs Bertman Tseckares, Inc.
Description: Historic renovation of a now 340,000 square foot courthouse which houses the SJC, Appeals Court and the Social Law Library. SAR provided HVAC, electrical, plumbing, fire suppression, fire alarm and structured cabling (voice/data) engineering services.

John D. Adams Courthouse

New Courthouse

Title: Worcester Trial Court
Location: Worcester, MA
Type: New Court House
ECC: $180 Million
Client: Shepley Bulfinch, Richardson & Abbott
Description: The project, located in downtown Worcester where the site encompasses an entire city block with a footprint of roughly 90,000 square feet and 410,000 gross square feet of floor area on six levels. The Commonwealth created this Megaplex to house Juvenile, Housing, Probate, Family, District and Superior Courts along with Grand Jury and the District Attorney's Offices. This facility also contains a series of 24 Detainee cells capable of housing 109 occupants and a secure interior parking garage for use by Judges.

Worcester Trial Court

City/Town Hall

Title: Boston City Hall
Location: Boston, MA
Type: Government
ECC: $7.7 Million
Client: Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Public Facilities Department
Description: SAR provided Prime Consultant Services for this unique half million plus square foot landmark that is comprised of a 9-story, 173-foot concrete high rise representing an unprecedented sprinkle retrofit design. The interior is a completely exposed monolithic concrete structure with a multiple level vaulted center atrium. A 10,000 S.F. garage is located under a portion of the existing structure with a larger 42,000 S.F. garage located under the plaza. Existing stand-pipes are embedded within the building structure. Large structurally framed skylights exist at multiple levels throughout the building. The fire suppression design for this building required the development of over 100 contract

Boston City Hall

Industrial

Process Plant

Title: Candle Corporation
Location: Batavia, IL
Type: Industrial
ECC: $120 Million
Client: Candle Corporation of America
Description: MEP engineering and design for a new 120,000 sq. ft. candle manufacturing facility, including chilled water, hot water and steam process piping and paraffin storage and handling systems. The energy plant utilizes thermal storage to reduce the size of chilled water refrigeration machines and hot water boilers. Carbon filtration is utilized to eliminate odor from the fragrances used in the different candles.

Candle Corporation Process Plant

Central Artery/Tunnel Project

Title: Vent Building No. 7 - CA/T
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Type: Industrial
ECC: $206 Million
Client: Massachusetts Highway Department (MHD)
Description: Mechanical and Electrical engineering, design and Construction Administration support for the Vent Building, MPA Substation, Storm Water Pump Station and Tunnels. Engineering and design of all systems included lighting, power and signal systems, lightning protection, HVAC, fire protection and plumbing for the Vent Building, Substation and Pump Station. Tunnel work included dry standpipe systems, embedded grounding systems and all embedded conduit and raceway systems.

Vent Building No. 7 - CA/T

Treatment Plant

Title: Deer Island Pilot Plant and Pump Station
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Type: Industrial
ECC: $32 Million
Client: Tsoi/Kobus and Associates
Description: Testing model plant for the island's wastewater processing system. Complete electrical engineering and design including incoming service entrance substation and secondary power distribution, circuitry of all processing equipment including variable frequency drives, with Construction Administration.

Deer Island Pilot Plant and Pump Station

Sludge Treatment

Title: New York Organic Fertilizer
Location: Bronx, New York
Type: Industrial
ECC: $22 Million
Client: New York Organic Fertilizer Company
Description: Electrical engineering and design including incoming primary service, service entrance substation and secondary power distribution. Engineering and design of all mechanical systems including fire protection, plumbing and HVAC for the plant as well as support and Construction Administration.

New York Organic Fertilizer

Sustainable Design

Title: Harrington Elementary School
Location: Lexington, Massachusetts
Type: Educational
ECC: $14 Million
Client: TLCR Associates
Description:
5 standing column wells are used for the Geothermal Heat Pump HVAC System. The school has been in operation for more than a year. Because of the energy efficient and environmentally friendly system, the local utility company provided a rebate of 254k as an incremental cost.

Harrington Elementary School

Title: Fiske Elementary School
Location: Lexington, Massachusetts
Type: Educational
ECC: $16 Million
Client: TLCR Associates
Description: Energy efficient, environmentally friendly Geothermal Heat Pump HVAC System including 5 geothermal wells.

Fiske Elementary School

Title: Adams Visitor Center
Location: Adams, Massachusetts
Type: Visitor Center
ECC: $6 Million
Client: SEA Consultants
Description: The standing column Geothermal Heat Pump HVAC System has been in operation since 2003. Because of the energy efficient, environmentally friendly and innovative design approach, SAR received a Certificate of Merit Award from ACEC Massachusetts Engineering Excellence Competition.

Adams Visitor Center

Title: George Robert White Environmental Conservation Center at Mass Audubon’s Boston Nature Center
Location: Mattapan, Massachusetts
Type: Commercial
ECC: $2 Million
Client: ICON Architecture and Steven Winters & Associates
Description: This building utilizes renewable energy technologies such as Geothermal Heat Pumps, photovoltaic shingles, and a solar hot water system to maximize energy efficiency. Project included in American Institute of Architects and Mayor Menino's Selections for “Boston’s Greenest”

George Robert White Environmental Conservation Center at Mass Audubon’s Boston Nature Center

Title: Nieman House, Renovation
Location: Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Type: Commercial
ECC: $1.0 Million
Client: Burt Hill Kosar Rittleman Associates
Description: The Geothermal Heat Pump HVAC System has been in operation for over two years. The HVAC system includes two standing column geothermal wells, is energy efficient, environmentally friendly and offers flexibility of controls.

Nieman House, Renovation

Residential

Student Residence

Title: Wentworth Institute of Technology
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Type: Residential
ECC: $22 Million
Client: Perkins + Will | Shaw
Description: Provided HVAC, Electrical, Plumbing and Fire Protection Systems Design and Construction Administration Services.

Wentworth Institute of Technology, Student Residence

Transportation And Infrastructure

Central Artery/Tunnel Project

Title: D018A - Dewey Square Tunnel
Surface Artery Restoration (Rose Kennedy Greenway)
Air Intake Structure
Location: Downtown Boston, Massachusetts
Type: Transportation Infrastructure
ECC: $560 Million
Client: Weidlinger/Edwards & Kelcey JV
Description: Provided tunnel lighting and fire protection ventilation systems for the Central Artery/Tunnel Project.

D018A - Dewey Square Tunnel

Logan International Airport

Title: American Airlines Terminal
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Type: Transportation Infrastructure
ECC: $23 Million
Client: Gresham Smith and Partners Architects
Description: SAR provided the Communications, HVAC, Plumbing, Fire Suppression, Electrical, Fire Alarm and Security Systems design and construction administration.

American Airlines Terminal, Logan International Airport

MBTA/Amtrak Train Station & Parking Facility

Title: Route 128 Intermodal
Location: Dedham/Westwood, Massachusetts
Type: Transportation Infrastructure
ECC: $10 Million
Client: Sasaki Associates and Frederick R. Harris, Inc.
Description: SAR Engineering, Inc. provided preliminary engineering, final HVAC, Plumbing, Fire Suppression, Electrical, Communications, Fire Alarm and Security Systems design and construction administration for this intermodal subway station off Route 128. A dry type sprinkler system was provided throughout the parking garage.

Route 128 Intermodal, MBTA/Amtrack Train Station & Parking Facility