Harvard University Adams House


Working within the heart of Harvard University’s campus, Unified completed the architectural demolition of five floors and basement level at the historic Adams House Randolph Hall dormitory building.


The scope for the architectural demolition portion of our work called for a total gut of all interior finishes. To expose the brick and terracotta partitions, layers of plaster and lathe were removed. Heavy plaster from the ceilings and hard wood flooring were also demo'd. Debris was disposed of via multiple trash chutes and a high reach lull with a trash bucket attached.



The scope for the architectural demolition portion of our work called for a total gut of all interior finishes. To expose the brick and terracotta partitions, layers of plaster and lathe were removed. Heavy plaster from the ceilings and hard wood flooring were also demo'd. Debris was disposed of via multiple trash chutes and a high reach lull with a trash bucket attached.



Before

After


To facilitate the structural demolition scope, Unified first had to set up shoring throughout the building to safely and effectively execute the work. Extensive needle shoring was required to cut out the new doorways from the existing granite exterior walls. As fireplaces were removed and several floor openings were created, temporary shoring was necessary for the install of new stairs and mechanical shafts. The basement slab was completely removed and disposed of to allow the install of new mechanical components. All debris generated from this activity was recycled under the strict Harvard University guidelines per specifications. Manpower averaged 40-50 men daily and nightly depending on schedule and load out requirements.


Basement foundation.