Keeping up with equipment database on lab projects

Keeping up with equipment database on lab projects Article Angela Ciramella is Project Manager at Dowling Houy LLC, Boston, Mass. It is well known that Boston and Cambridge have become the hub of the biopharmaceutical industry in New England and arguably the world. According to MassBioEd the anticipated job growth rate in Massachusetts research over the next 6 years is 17%. Given the growth of the industry and development of excellent laboratory real estate, many companies are looking to relocate. This can be an overwhelming process for a company of any size and one of the often overlooked keys to the success of these projects is a well maintained laboratory equipment database.Equipment inventories are often developed in the beginning stages of a project when the lab planning starts. These inventories are used to locate equipment in the new layouts and assure the correct mechanical/electrical and plumbing requirements are accounted for. ...Read More

Gary Hall Joins Dowling Houy

Gary Hall Joins Dowling Houy From running his own landscaping and construction business to cultivating and developing relationships with customers in various sales roles, Gary Hall’s diverse background is a perfect fit for the Dowling Houy team, according to Jeanne MacLellan,  principal at Dowling Houy.“We’re glad he chose us to bring to bear over 15 years of experience overseeing a multitude of projects, from the limited one-off moves to extensive, multiple-phase relocation projects for over 500 people.”Hall has worked companies such as Fidelity Investments and Vistaprint .“From budget to timelines to unusual challenges, Gary keeps his clients’ best interests at the forefront. Gary’s depth of experience in construction, facilities relocation management, and sales makes him a natural at keeping a balance-positive approach to working with contractors and clients.” added MacLellan“The Dowling Houy team welcomes Gary as we look forward to his new experiences with us on future projects.” Announcement

ARIAD Pharmaceuticals

ARIAD Pharmaceuticals Cambridge, MA DH Project Management's Scope Project Date: 2ndquarter 2016Square Footage: 125,000Product Type: Lab / HealthcareProject Type: FFE and Relocation ManagementHeadcount: 250Project Duration: 6 MonthsSummary:DH assisted ARIAD Pharmaceuticals with a 100 person, 3 phase move which included internal shifts at the existing headquarters at 26 Landsdowne and the staff move from 64 Sidney. Several office and furniture modifications were required to accommodate an influx of staff. In addition to the moves, DH conducted a furniture inventory for disposition and determination of what furniture could be reused at 26 Landsdowne or stored for future use. After project completion, ARIAD determined they would make a final move into their brand new headquarters at 125 Binney Street in December 2016 and asked DH continue services to help facilitate the lab and office moves. Furniture and Equipment ManagementDetailed inventory of existing furnitureManaged re-use and disposition of furnitureManaged contact and schedule of equipment ...Read More

Dowling Houy Completes OMNI Headquarters

DH Project Management Completes Omni Headquarters Raynham, MA – Dacon Corporation; Dowling Houy, LLC; R.E. Dinneen Architects & Planners; and AHA Consulting Engineers recently completed OMNIlife Science’s (OMNI) new headquarters building at 480 Paramount Drive in Raynham.Recently purchased by Calare Properties, Inc. of Hudson, the formerly vacant 40,000sf, one-story building is located in the Raynham Woods Industrial Park across the street from DePuy Orthopaedic’s New England headquarters.OMNI’s build-out includes 20,000sf of office space, a 20,000sf warehouse, a fully functional machine shop space, as well as an R&D and finished goods area. Additionally, this property is serviced by a drive-in shipping dock.Under a 90-day construction schedule, Dacon broke ground in early April and occupants took their place in late June.OMNIlife relocated from 50 O’Connell Way in Taunton, a building which was immediately demolished after its move to Raynham to make way for the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe’s Casino, that is presently under ...Read More

OMNIlife science

OMNI Life Raynham, MA DH Project Management's Scope Square Footage: 40,000Product Type: Industrial Life SciencesProject Type: OPM, FFE and Relocation ManagementHeadcount: 90Project Duration: 5 monthsSummary:DH was engaged by OMNI life science, to provide overall project management of the relocation their headquarters from Taunton, MA to Raynham, MA. Because of existing landlord constraints to commence their own construction project, the entire OMNI project team was immediately faced with very short timelines to accomplish the OMNI project. DH worked with the Architect, GC and building owner to complete the buildout in less than 8 weeks and 10% under budget. Owner's Project ManagementArchitect and General ContractorWorked with engineers to develop cost effective design for OMNI’s new headquarters.Created and updated the project’s special phasing schedule and budgetAttended and/or led all project meetingsProvided General Contractor management throughout all construction phases through punch list.Supported:IT and AV planningFloor plan development and approvalsLandlord relationsFurniture and Equipment ManagementManaged furniture ...Read More

Cambridge Trust Company

Cambridge Trust Company Cambridge, MA DH Project Management's Scope Square footage: 38,000 OfficeProduct Type: Bank Operations CenterProject Type: OPM, FFE and Relocation ManagementHeadcount: 100Project Duration: 6 monthsSummary:DH was hired early in the process as an overall project manager for Cambridge Trust Company to relocate their existing operations center in Cambridge to Burlington.  DH provided initial test fits for a few buildings in Burlington that CTC was reviewing as their possible new location. Once a lease was negotiated DH facilitated a contractor list and worked closely with the architect to generate an RFP and assist in contractor selection. Owner's Project ManagementProvided test fits for CTC potential locationsManaged RFP and selection process for general contractorCoordinated with general contractor and architect from lease execution to file punch list completion.Furniture and Equipment ManagementManaged the process for furniture review and selectionConducted furniture toursCreated and issued the furniture specification and RFPProvided detailed analysis of the bidsAssisted with ...Read More

Amanda Randall-Capobianco Promoted to Project Director

Amanda Randall-Capobianco Promoted to Project Director "Dowling Houy is lucky to have such an accomplished facilities professional within our ranks. It was a logical conclusion to promote within to handle our new, high-profile client's project." says Jeanne MacLellan, principal at Dowling Houy. Dowling Houy is pleased to announce Amanda Randall-Capobianco has been promoted to Project Director.  Amanda joined Dowling Houy in 2012 as a Senior Project Manager. Over the last 4 years, Amanda's role at DH has grown to leadership in client relationships, in construction, furniture and relocation management.  With her diverse background and calm demeanor, Amanada brings experience, focus, and consistency to projects where frenzy is the norm.  Currently Amanda is leading the construction and relocation for several clients in the Taunton area. Please join us in congratulating Amanda on her promotion!

Jennifer Perrault Joins Dowling Houy

Jennifer Perrault Joins Dowling Houy "We are thrilled to have Jennifer join the Dowling Houy team. Her unique background in both IT and Facilities Operations is proving a great asset to both DH and our clients," says Jeanne McLellan, principal at Dowling Houy.   As an experienced real estate and facilities professional, Jennifer has a long history of leading multiple process improvement initiatives for biotech and corporate companies. Her efforts have resulted in increased efficiency and reduced costs. This in turn has led to improved procedures, contributing to overall organizational success. Jennifer's ability to manage multiple projects, meet deadlines, and work within tight budgets, will ensure our clients' unique needs will be addressed. These skills make Jennifer a welcome and valued member of the Dowling Houy team. As the newest member of Dowling Houy, we look forward to Jennifer's contributions to maintain our steady growth and ability to exceed our ...Read More

Jeanne MacLellan Named Principal

Jeanne MacLellan Named Principal of Dowling Houy, LLC. "I can't think of a better way to celebrate our 6th year," says Chuck Houy, founder and principal at Dowling Houy.Jeanne began at DH in 2010, continuing a long and productive business relationship with the founders. She worked as a senior project manager, leading some of Dowling Houy's most complicated and prestigious projects, including Boston Heart Diagnostics, Sapient, A123 Systems and UMASS Lowell. Jeanne has added capacity and capability to the firm, with particular expertise in large projects, life sciences, and institutional work.Jeanne approaches every project as an exciting challenge. Her enthusiasm and sense of humor are highly regarded by her clients and colleagues, and her passion for doing things right the first time is unmatched. Perhaps Jeanne's particular strengths are her ability to communicate effectively, to unravel the most complicated puzzles, and to give clients peace of mind in the throes ...Read More


SapientNitro Boston, MA DH Project Management's Scope Project Duration: 18 monthsSquare Footage: 60,000Core Business: Marketing / ConsultingHeadcount: 155Summary:Dowling Houy (DH) was hired early in SapientNitro’s process as the overall project manager.  The project assignment was to serve as the owner’s rep throughout the project.  Sapient had negotiated to take another floor in their building allowing for some much needed expansion space.  The original intent was to do minimum work to the space but upon meeting with Senior Management the team took this opportunity to renovate their existing space on the 3rd floor and brand the new space with the look and feel of SapientNitro. Contract ManagementCreated and maintained the schedule and budgetAttended and led all project meetingsSupported:IT planningFloor plan development and approvalsLandlord relationsRFP selection for GC (pre / final)Construction ManagementWorked closely with architect to create the scope and program for the projectArranged for pre-construction GC services, allowing the team to ...Read More