Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Building 66 – Chemical Engineering Building
Cambridge, MA
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

When MIT’s Building 66, in Cambridge, MA, sustained extensive water damage after a high-pressure steam pipe burst in the sub-basement, MIT oversaw the completion of the repairs, but selected Cornerstone Commissioning to provide a comprehensive assessment of the current state of the building and determine if the life of the building could be extended.

​The key challenge of this building assessment and the commissioning process was to schedule our work in such a way that we minimized impact to MIT’s daily operations. The building had to remain fully operational during the commissioning process regardless that more than 200 issues needed immediate resolution. The key challenge of this building assessment and the commissioning process was to schedule our work in such a way that we minimized impact to MIT’s daily operations.

Cornerstone conducted the testing with minimal impact on day-to-day operations through strategic and effective testing, resolving issues in a smooth and efficient way. Upon the completion of the assessment and the implementation of recommendations, Cornerstone determined the life of MIT’s Building 66 could be extended an additional ten (10) years.