What summer vacation? Construction crews on the Charles River Campus have spent the last three months feverishly working to complete or make headway on more than 20 projects, ranging from a new athletic field to campus apartment renovations, at a cost of about $60 million.
Summer is prime time to work on large-scale construction projects, which are often loud and complicated, and involve many moving parts, says David Flynn, assistant vice president of construction services at Facilities Management & Planning. “Both the campus and the city are abuzz with activities, but the population gets smaller,” Flynn says. “It’s our opportunity to do work, as getting materials and people to the job sites is easier.”