SullyMac completes electrical construction of Reebok Global - Gensler designs 220,000 s/f headquarters in Seaport District

March 16, 2018 - Construction Design & Engineering

Boston, MA Sullivan & McLaughlin Companies (SullyMac) has completed the comprehensive electrical fit-out of the new 220,000 s/f Reebok International Ltd.’s headquarters facility, located at the Innovation and Design Building (IDB – formerly the Boston Design Center) on 25 Drydock Ave. in the Seaport District. Reebok’s expansive new global offices are spread over five floors and three buildings of the IDB. The company moved from its former home office campus in Canton.

The new Reebok headquarters house the international footwear and sports gear company’s corporate offices, meeting spaces, and a design lab, located on the third floor. The facility also features a 7,600 s/f Reebok flagship retail store with a customization shop on the first floor; and a two-story, integrated 30,000 s/f fitness center, complete with a boxing ring and studios for Pilates, Crossfit, yoga and spin.

 SullyMac’s scope of work included the installation of primary and emergency power, lighting and lighting control system, the fire alarm system, and lightning protection system, as well as low-voltage installations for Reebok’s tel/data, security, and audio-visual systems. The NECA Boston contractor also provided power to the HVAC control systems. 

The facility, designed by the architectural firm, Gensler, of Boston, features a modern, open work environment design, and an open ceiling concept. SullyMac’s installations required highly detailed workmanship, as both the electrical infrastructure and office’s elaborate lighting are visible to Reebok employees and clients.

Project manager Robert Worobey, general foreman David Silva, and foreman Shawn Kerr headed the Sullivan & McLaughlin project team, supervising a skilled field crew of 45 IBEW Local 103 electricians and technicians in the fast-track, six month project. 

SullyMac commenced work in May 2017 and met the project schedule, completing work on the 33,000+ hour project in November 2017, when Reebok began moving into its new headquarters. The electrical contracting firm, among the Northeast’s largest, worked on a project team headed by general contractor, Gilbane Building Co.

Commenting on the demands of the project, Worobey said, “The Reebok project had a very aggressive schedule given the amount of electrical scope that was required. The SullyMac team had more than 33,000 hours of work to complete in six months, with multi-turnover phases. Our prefabrication coordination team was critical to expediting construction, and achieving Reebok’s project timeline.”

He said, “Fast turnaround of the detailed coordination required close cooperation between the general contractor, Gibane, and all of the project’s subcontractors. Gilbane led the project very effectively, working closely with the architect, engineer, and all subcontractors in order to drive the coordination process with quick turnaround of any conflicts and issues.” 

To efficiently meet the project requirements, SullyMac’s prefab team of Local 103 journeymen and apprentices assembled thousands of LED lighting fixtures in the company’s prefabrication facility. The project team also employed Trimble GPS hardware and software to effectively pre-plan and pinpoint the location of all lighting supports, floor boxes, and “poke-thru” locations.

Reebok now houses more than 700 employees in its Boston Seaport world headquarters.

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