Tocci Building Companies Completes Construction of Tissue Culture Laboratory for Q-State Biosciences
Virtual Design and Construction tools utilized to develop innovative space
WOBURN, MA (June 15, 2016) – Tocci Building Companies (Tocci), a Boston-area construction manager and recognized leader in virtual design and construction solutions, announced today that it has completed construction on a 6,500 square-foot (sf) Tissue Culture Laboratory at 179 Sidney Street in Cambridge, MA. The new space was completed on behalf of Q-State Biosciences, a biotechnology company dedicated to developing therapeutics and diagnostics utilizing its proprietary optical and stem cell technologies.
Tocci provided design coordination and construction management for the project, while working collaboratively with Jones Architecture, Inc., and AHA Consulting Engineers. Notably, Tocci utilized its Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) tools to develop accurate mechanical drawings, which helped to deliver the efficient and high-quality space.
Q-State Biosciences is an innovative company that required an innovative builder. We are pleased to have worked with Q-State on this unique project and look forward to collaborating in the future.Greg Cerino, Tocci Senior Cost Engineer
Q-State Biosciences’ new Tissue Culture Laboratory features a general washing area, media preparation, sterilization, and storage area, environmentally controlled incubators, and an observation/data collection area.
Founded by David Margulies and Harvard University scientists Adam Cohen, Kevin Eggan, and Joel Kralj, Q-State Biosciences provides best-in-class research and development for cardiac and neuronal drug discovery, cardio and neuro toxicity screening, mechanistic studies, model development and validation.
About Tocci Building Companies:
Tocci Building Companies, a leading construction and project management firm, specializes in Virtual Design and Construction (VDC), Building Information Modeling (BIM), Highly Collaborative Project Delivery (HCPD℠), and Integrated Project Delivery (IPD). Tocci was an early adopter of VDC in the Northeast and in 2006 committed to use it on all projects. In 2008, Tocci built the first IPD project in the Northeast and is now doing IPD across the country.
Tocci provides BIM-enabled building solutions and construction services with a sustainable approach and emphasis on lean construction. Headquartered in Woburn, MA, Tocci has a long history of design/build and highly collaborative delivery in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic United States. For more information visit www.tocci.com