Harvard University

Johnston Lab

The Johnston Lab, located in Harvard University’s department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, currently houses experiments to uncover information about the Earth’s Biogeochemical history. The third floor fit-out required extensive reworking and coordination of utilities. Wise modified the existing infrastructure and added new infrastructure to accommodate the requirements of the lab. The lab required a new HVAC system and a pre-action fire protection system. Additionally Wise installed new stainless steel piping for lab gases as well as all new lab casework. The renovation took place in a fully occupied lab building with continuous active and sensitive research. It was necessary for the Wise team to manage and organize shutdowns during off hours. During shutdowns Wise utilized a temporary generator, this minimized any disruptions to the active labs. A new air handler and exhaust fan were installed on the roof which required a crane pick in a busy area of the Harvard Campus.