Paulist Center, Boston, MA
Facilities Maintenance – Mechanical & Pipe Replacement Services
EMCOR SERVICES NORTHEAST VALUE DELIVERED
Preserved an existing asset; avoided major eventual construction and renovation expenses; enabled continuation of ongoing activities and programs.
FACILITIES & MECHANICAL SERVICE OBJECTIVES
To preserve a key facility from continued water damage without disrupting day-to-day activities.
FACILITIES PIPING REPLACEMENT SERVICE SOLUTION
The facility's original piping, which dates back to 1947, was failing, causing numerous water leaks and damage to the building. This meant that we had to replace all piping. Furthermore, since the building is in use 24 hours a day as a church, community center, and residence for the Paulist Fathers, the company had to perform the work without shutting down the commercial HVAC system or disturbing the building's original architecture.
To achieve this, EMCOR Services Northeast's facilities and mechanical technicians completed the work in phases. The company began by installing piping system consisting of four-inch main supply and return risers from the mechanical room through janitors' closets to the sixth floor. This concealed as much of the new piping as possible, while minimizing disturbance to the building's architecture and occupants. Then, the company ran new copper piping along the ceiling below the serviced rooms. The piping extended from new mains to fan coil units on three floors. Finally, all exposed piping was enclosed.
BOSTON RELIGIOUS FACILITY BACKGROUND
The Paulist Center is a worship community of Christians in the Roman Catholic tradition. The center attracts individuals and families throughout the greater Boston area who are drawn to the Center's ministries of worship, family religious education, and social justice.