Enterprise Research Campus Update #43 (Week of June 3, 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.


  • Preparation for weekday concrete placements will take place this Saturday, June 1 starting at 7 a.m.
  • Concrete operations are ongoing.
  • Steel detailing will take place at the hotel, now up to Level 10.
  • Utility tie-ins continue inside the site on Trotting Avenue and at Western Avenue.
  • Concrete will be placed at the mechanical penthouse atop the midrise residential building.
  • The hoist (exterior construction elevator) is being installed on the Trotting Avenue side of the midrise.
  • Work is progressing to level 10 of the high-rise building.

Laboratory and Office Buildings

  • Work will take place this Saturday, June 1 starting at 7 a.m.
    • Steel detailing will take place.
    • Crews will be saw cutting concrete on lower levels.
    • Rebar will be installed in preparation for deck placements.
  • Concrete operations continue with deck placements.
  • Structural steel continues to be delivered and installed on both the east and west buildings.
  • The east building steel is up to level 4 and the west building is up to level 7.


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

Treehouse Conference Center

  • Work will take place this Saturday, June 1 starting at 7 a.m.
    • Crews will continue mass timber and core work.
  • Mass timber installation is underway with two trailer deliveries per week.
  • Core completion activity continues.
  • Final inspections and connections for temporary power are expected. Eversource may intermittently be on site and off Western Avenue.

Building Mock-Ups

  • Punchlist work and other adjustments are ongoing on all five mockups.


  • The site’s four tower cranes have been erected. Three will be operational this week. They are designed to move or “weathervane” in the wind.
  • The projects’ work hours are Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. and Saturdays as permitted by the City of Boston from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Intermittent use of power trowels for concrete finishing may take place after 6 p.m.
  • 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 weekdays from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. alternating weekly.
    • No drone flight is scheduled this week.