U. Mass Boston Science and Wheatley Buildings
Designer - Syska & Hennessy
Contractor - Enterprise Equipment Co.
Project Type: Design/Bid/Build
Project Cost: $8.9 Million
Gross Square Feet: 456,224 for Science; 501,149 for Wheatley
Est. Substantial Completion Date: May 2007


The fire protection improvement project for the Science and Wheatley Buildings has been completed at UMass Boston. Neither the Science nor the Wheatley Building were built with sprinkler systems back in 1972 . This work is in response to an abatement order by the BFD contending the building is not in compliance with fire prevention law.

Project Features

  • Public safety enhancements with new fire suppression systems
  • New sprinkler, electrical system, and fire alarm work.
  • Fire protection upgrades to Data Center
  • Improvements to Dean's Office with concealed sprinkler system

U. Mass Boston Data Center

U. Mass Boston Data Center

U. Mass Boston Science and Wheatley Buildings

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