The San Francisco-based company, Autodesk, opened its latest (BUilding, Innovation, Learning, and Design) space in South Boston waterfront’s Innovation and Design Center.
Autodesk hired Boston Industrial to assist in the design and outfit of the new Incubator facility which focused on bringing Autodesk’s vision of “Imagine, Design, and Create” to the community. BI collaborated on this project using the Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) method. This modern approach for construction projects integrates people, systems, business structures and practices into a process that collaboratively harnesses the talents and insights of all participants to optimize project results.
Boston Industrial’s responsibilities on the project included research and specification of equipment to meet the user’s needs; the documentation of the facility’s design requirements; the collaboration on the design of the facility’s MEP systems; and the management and coordination of the equipment delivery and commissioning.
The BUILD Space is designed to accommodate a diverse population of users by offering equipment that allows for a range of technology, precision and formats to be used. It features 11 workshops and a variety of machinery intended to showcase and develop innovative fabrication methods and technologies with a focus on the Architectural, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industries. The space also includes Industrial Robots, Woodworking and Precision Machining, Composite and Glass Forming spaces, and 3D Print and Laser Cutting.