Harvard UniversityCambridge, MA
Nitsch Engineering provided land surveying and civil engineering services for the development of Harvard University’s new Northwest Science Building, a LEED®-Registered facility. The 450,000-square-foot building will primarily provide state-of-the-art laboratory space, but will also include office space, classrooms, seminar rooms, collection space, teaching laboratories, an underground garage, as well as a new chilled water plant and electrical substation.
Nitsch Engineering provided land surveying services for the new facility, including performing property line retracement and topographic mapping surveys. The survey also included accurate locations of existing on-site buildings, horizontal and vertical locations of sub-surface tunnels, compilation of record utility information, creation of easement plans for new utilities, update of on-site conditions through initial construction of the garage, and set-up of control for slurry wall construction. Our civil engineering services involved designing new utility connections, such as sewer, water, and drainage systems. We also evaluated stormwater management strategies, including site sustainability measures to support the development of the project, and developed a stormwater retention system that complies with the City of Cambridge regulations. We are currently providing construction administration services.