Enterprise Research Campus Update #37 (Week of April 22, 2024)

As the Enterprise Research Campus (ERC) project continues, we will provide project notifications that outline upcoming and impactful activities, including a map of the area for reference.


  • Work will be underway this Saturday, April 20 starting at 7 a.m.
    • Utility exploratory test pits will be conducted at the middle gate at Western Avenue and inside the fence.
    • Crews will be preparing for concrete placements and steel erection.
    • Tower cranes will be operational.
  • Structural steel continues to be delivered and installed at the hotel.  Crews working on level five.
  • Concrete operations are ongoing.
  • Intermittent use of power trowels for concrete finishing may take place after 6 a.m.
  • Visible work is underway with work progressing to level six of the high rise and midrise residential buildings.

Laboratory and Office Buildings

  • Work will be underway this Saturday, April 20 starting at 7 a.m.
    • A small crew will be doing steel work and clean up.
  • The two tower cranes are operating and structural steel continues to be delivered and installed on both the east and west buildings.


  • This section of the site is currently being used for laydown space.

Treehouse Conference Center

  • Work will take place this Saturday, April 20, starting at 7 a.m.
    • Crews will be preparing for placements.
    • Masons will be working on the core.
    • A crane will be operating on site.
  • Work is underway on the elevator cores with a concrete placement early next week.
  • Underground utility work is taking place inside the site.
  • Temporary power is being installed on site. Eversource may use a vacuum truck on Friday, April 19 or on Monday, April 22 off Western Avenue.

Building Mock-Ups

  • Punchlist work is ongoing on all five mockups.  


  • The site’s four tower cranes have been erected and are operational. They are designed to move or “weathervane” in the wind.
  • Drones will be in use bi-weekly to monitor construction progress on site.
    • Drones will be operated by licensed pilots in accordance with Harvard University and the City of Boston regulations.
    • Flights are weather dependent and are scheduled Wednesdays, Thursdays or Fridays from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. alternating weekly.
    • A drone flight is scheduled for Friday, April 19 from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.