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Acella Completes Boston College’s Modular Housing Fire Protection Upgrades

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CHESTNUT HILL and NORWELL, MA, ISSUED OCTOBER 24, 2014…Acella Construction Corporation (, a construction management firm serving the region for more than a decade, recently oversaw the two-phase renovation of Boston College’s popular Modular Housing Complex.

Site work on the education project, led by Senior Project Manager Saul Schrader and Superintendent Scott Brash, was completed last month in time for the beginning of the fall semester.  The buildings in the Modular Housing Complex consist of duplexes and quads that are located in the center of BC’s campus.  The renovation required new fire protection systems to be retrofitted throughout 44 of the residential units including new piping, sprinkler heads and necessary fire alarm work.

Dave Dirubbo, president of Acella Construction, said, “We have a great deal of experience working with educational institutions, and we understand that these environments’ requirements are sometimes different from the more typical construction job.  Timing of the project is crucial so as not to disrupt the school year, and safety is paramount, especially given the number of students these projects impact.

“We were happy to partner with Boston College once again to help make these popular housing options safer and more modern, while meeting their timeframe,” added Dirubbo.

About Acella Construction Corporation
Founded in 2003, Acella Construction is a construction management firm specializing in full service turn-key construction, design-build and pre-construction services for the commercial, institutional and educational sectors.  A partial client list includes Boston University, Bentley University, Boston College, MIT, Campus of Caring in Norwell, Regus Business Centers in Quincy, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Not Your Average Joe’s, and Friendship Home. Acella Construction maintains offices at 62 Accord Park Drive, Norwell, MA 02061. The firm’s mission is ‘building relationships, one project at a time.’ For additional information, please visit or call (781) 681-9240.

The Acella team, led by Scott Brash, the project superintendent, and several huge time saving ideas by Anthony Dirubbo, allowed us to complete our 14,200 s/f building on time. I have never worked with a better superintendent than Scott – as he performed miracles on a daily basis. If you are contemplating building a club house, please take the time to call Dave Dirubbo, Acella’s president and make an appointment. You will not be disappointed.

John Bowes
Building Committee Member
Yarmouth Port, MA