Enterprise Research Campus Update #47 (Week of July 1, 2024)

All sites will not be working on Independence Day on Thursday, July 4, 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.


  • This Saturday, June 29 starting at 7 a.m. a tower crane will be assisting hotel steel installation and detailing. Hoist erection will take place at the hotel. Stone grading will be underway in the basement. Some workers will be framing on residential floors.
  • Concrete decking and other operations continue.
  • Hotel steel installation up to level 17 continues with work on the periscope, the cantilevered section of the building.
  • The mid-rise residential building has topped off at their mechanical penthouse at level 9.
  • The hoists (exterior construction elevators) and loading docks are being installed.
  • Work is progressing to level 13 of the high-rise building.
  • Utility tie-in work will progress inside the fence near Western Avenue.
  • MEP work is ongoing.

Laboratory and Office Buildings

  • Steel detailing will be taking place on Saturday, June 29 starting at 7 a.m.
  • 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 6 and the west building is beyond level 7, working up to the second mechanical penthouse.
  • Duct bank installation will be underway on the perimeter of the site.


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

Treehouse Conference Center

  • A crew will be removing core scaffolding and forms this Saturday, June 29 starting at 7 a.m.
  • Mass timber installation continues with two trailer deliveries per week.
  • Core completion activity continues.
  • Backfilling/flow fill will take place.

Building Mock-Ups

  • Punchlist work and other adjustments are 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.
  • 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 and layout for concrete placement 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 one weekday morning alternating weekly.
    • No drone flights are scheduled this week.