For the Boston Scientific Corporation project, which included the renovation of a portion of the 750,000-square-foot former Jordan Marsh warehouse building, Nitsch performed due diligence (Basis of Design), provided land surveying on the site (including wetland delineation), and provided laser scanning for the interior of the warehouse.
The client had requested a laser scan of the floor of their warehouse to determine accurate and dense floor grade and contour information. This was particularly critical as the warehouse was to be converted to an automated warehouse, where the levelness of the floor was important. The scan was performed at a level of detail to produce one-tenth contours of the existing floors for the building consisting of approximately 370,000 square feet of the building. Spot grades generated from the scan were also provided on a five-foot grid. We identified low spots within the floor and showed areas of puddling within the building. In addition to the floor grades, locations of columns were shown, as well as portions of the structural steel supporting the roof were scanned to provide information as to sag or deflection in the supporting columns.
Nitsch assisted with the permitting process, including filing the Notice of Intent with the Quincy Conservation Commission for work within a floodplain and buffer zones. We coordinated the site layout and new utility connections with the landscape architect and Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing engineer, and prepared Construction Documents. We provided Construction Administration services for the building, which is LEED Certified.
Owner: Boston Scientific
Architect: Stantec Architecture
Landscape Architect: Brown Sardina
MEP Engineer: R.W. Sullivan Engineering