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Massachusetts State Archives Building Vault HVAC Upgrades, Boston, Mass.
Temporary generator rented and implemented immediately to preserve building integrity while permanent design solution progressed.
AEI provided engineering design and CA services to replace the existing HVAC equipment serving the archive vaults at the Massachusetts State Archives Building. When the building generator stopped working, AEI specified and rented a temporary generator to maintain power immediately before designing a new permanent generator. Phasing management enabled building power to be maintained during construction. To preserve the building’s sensitive contents, AEI developed a humidification/dehumidification, heating, and cooling system to maintain interior conditions within 5% of the RH set-point and 2°F of the temperature set-point. Through this work, a new automatic temperature control (ATC) system with alarms was installed to monitor dangerous changes in temperature and humidity. In addition to addressing code deficiencies throughout the building, AEI also completed ADA upgrades in select parts of the building.