TG Gallagher Provides HVAC Services for Harvard Business School's Tata Hall

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Monday, January 28, 2013

TG Gallagher

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – TG Gallagher, a provider of mechanical construction and maintenance services, announced today it has begun work on Harvard Business School’s new Tata Hall. Continuing its 70-year relationship with the University and construction manager BOND, TG Gallagher will install a new HVAC system in the 160,000 SF building, which will complete the school’s Executive Education quad.

When completed later this year, the seven-story Tata Hall will provide additional housing for Harvard Business School’s growing Executive Education program. The program prepares established and emerging executives from around the world for leadership excellence through developmental training. Using a design-assist procurement strategy, the contractor’s team will be able to address constructability concerns early in the project’s design phase, preventing costly and time-intensive delays during construction.

“BOND has a longstanding, very successful relationship with TG Gallagher,” said Robert Murray, president of BOND. “Their involvement early in the preconstruction process of this complex project has allowed us to ensure that the facility will be constructible with minimal issues in the field.”

Working closely with architect William Rawn Associates, mechanical engineer AKF, and BOND, TG Gallagher will assist with mechanical design and will install a complete HVAC system - including four pipe fan coil units in the 179 bedrooms with associated living group lounges - to maximize individual comfort and temperature regulation. The company will also install a displacement air system in the two 100-seat classrooms to ensure the large spaces are cooled effectively, and a high-efficiency gas boiler heating plant to provide hot water to the building. A membrane waterproofing system, triple-glazed windows, and an eco-friendly and sustainable green roof will contribute to the building’s expected LEED Gold certification.

“We are honored to continue our longstanding relationship with Harvard Business School and BOND, as a part of this design-assist team,” said Brian Potter, president of TG Gallagher. “Early involvement of the major trades allows for many logistical issues to be vetted and incorporated into the project documents, providing for a much smoother construction phase.”

About TG Gallagher

TG Gallagher is the leading provider of mechanical construction and maintenance services throughout New England. The company provides comprehensive HVAC, plumbing and fire protection systems for educational, healthcare, industrial, commercial, high-tech, and biotech facilities. TG Gallagher’s expert staff specializes in working with occupied facilities and those with complex requirements. In business for more than 70 years, TG Gallagher continues to exceed its clients’ expectations by delivering superior craftsmanship, reliable service, detailed planning, and safe execution. Dedicated to efficient building practices and environmental responsibility, the company has earned the designation of a nationally-certified MSCA GreenSTAR contractor. For more information, please visit http://www.tggallagher.com.