Project Duration: 18 months

  • Square Footage: 60,000
  • Location: Boston, MA
  • Core Business: Marketing / Consulting
  • Headcount: 155

Dowling Houy’s Project Scope:

  • GC RFP / Selection
  • Budget Tracking / Oversight
  • Schedule Tracking / Oversight
  • Construction Management
  • Furniture Management

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.

For the length of the project, DH created and maintained the schedule and budget, attended and led all project meetings, supported IT planning, floor plan development and approvals, landlord relations, and RFP selection for GC (pre / final).

SapientNitro had an architect engaged so DH worked closely with them to create the scope and program for the project.

DH arranged for pre-construction GC services which allowed the team to accurately gauge the project budget and allowed Sapient to make informed decisions on their overall designs.  This process helped to avoid “design in the field” decisions and greatly eliminated having to do any value engineering once construction started.  DH conducted an RFP process to help SapientNitro select the construction GC, then oversaw the GC’s work throughout all construction phases including punch list.

SapientNitro’s existing furniture vendor was engaged and DH worked with them to create the re-use schedule and delivery install schedule for new product that was required for the project.

DH provided monthly project reports to the National Account Manager in charge of tracking all of SapientNitro’s projects globally.