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Suffolk Breaks Ground on Brigham and Women's Hospital Project

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Suffolk Construction, an AGC member in California, Massachusetts and Washington, D.C. and one of the most successful, privately held construction management firms in the country, recently celebrated the groundbreaking of the Brigham Building for the Future project in Boston, Massachusetts. Located on the Brigham and Women’s Hospital campus in the world-renowned Longwood Medical Area, the $280-million project totaling 620,000 square feet will feature an 11-story research lab and clinical facility and 460-car below-grade parking garage.

The state-of-the art building will encompass lab and outpatient clinical space, advanced imaging facilities, and a conference center, bringing clinicians and researchers together to foster translational medicine. A pedestrian bridge will be constructed to connect the Brigham Building for the Future to the existing Carl J. and Ruth Shapiro Cardiovascular Center, which was also built by Suffolk.

The Suffolk project team will utilize the innovative, hybrid up/up construction method for the core and shell of the building. This method will enable the simultaneous construction of both the substructure and superstructure. Throughout the duration of the project, the project team will also implement Target Value Design, Model-Based Estimating, and Lean Construction processes to enhance team-wide collaboration, minimize issues, and save significant time on the overall schedule.

Designed to achieve LEED Gold certification, the building will feature a roof garden to reduce storm water runoff; a system that cleans and reuses storm water for mechanical equipment; and a co-generation plant to supply the building with electricity, steam, and hot water.

Suffolk is partnering with architect firm NBBJ. Construction is scheduled to be completed in fall 2016.

About Suffolk Construction Company
Suffolk Construction is one of the most successful privately held building contractors in the country. With annual revenue of $2 billion, Suffolk provides preconstruction, construction management, design-build, and general contracting services to clients in the healthcare, science and technology, education, federal government, and commercial sectors. Suffolk’s corporate office is based in Boston, Mass., and the company has a strong national presence with main offices throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, and West regions. 

Suffolk is committed to delivering its "build smart" approach to construction management on every project. The company’s project teams provide clients comprehensive planning services, innovative solutions and technologies, and proven processes, such as Building Information Modeling (BIM), to deliver the most complex building construction projects on schedule and on budget, with minimal risk. 

Suffolk is a community-conscious organization dedicated to environmentally friendly and sustainable business practices, and is committed to making a positive impact in its local communities through grassroots volunteer work, employee fundraising, and corporate giving. For more information, visit and/or follow Suffolk on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.


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