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Corps of Engineers awards contract for demolition of five buildings on Hanscom AFB in Lexington

Published Aug. 30, 2019

CONCORD, Mass. Construction demolition of five buildings on Hanscom Air Force Base in Lexington, Massachusetts, will be completed under the terms of a $2,347,000.00 contract issued recently by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District. Work will be accomplished by Ritter & Paratore Contracting, Inc. of Utica, New York. The contract was awarded on Aug. 6, 2019.


Once a notice to proceed is issued by the Corps of Engineers, work will be authorized to start. Construction is scheduled to begin in late summer or early fall 2019 and will extend over 8 months.


The project scope involves the demolition of 5 buildings on Hanscom Air Force Base in support of planned construction of a new Compound Semiconductor Laboratory and Microsystems Integration Facility (CSL-MIF) on the MIT LL campus, which is located on Hanscom Air Force Base.


The proposed location for the CSL-MIF is presently a parking lot on a constrained site. Therefore, a laydown, staging and storage area will be created approximately one-quarter mile south of the CSL-MIF building location by the tear-down and removal (demolition) of five 1950s-era buildings. The building demolition will involve approximately 5,258 square meters (approximately 56,600 square feet) of single and two-story buildings and the complete removal of associated building foundations and branch utilities within five feet of the foundations, and backfilling the foundation areas with suitable fill, grading and seeding.


This work will require the abatement and management of hazardous waste in the buildings, including but not limited to, asbestos and lead paint and other materials common to building construction of the 1950s.   


The project will be managed by the Corps of Engineers and all work will be accomplished under the supervision of a Corps’ Quality Assurance Representative to assure compliance with contract requirements.


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Tim Dugan

Release no. 19-074