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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.

          Working with Acella was great. They were always available to answer my questions and they kept me in the loop every step of the way. They were very flexible and patient and worked around our working schedule – sometimes coming in very early in the morning. Their work turned out wonderfully and they even painted a large wall that was not part of the scope to get the whole space looking shiny and new. This was my first renovation project and they made me look good! I would highly recommend Acella.

Suzanna Bray