Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Building NW21

Cambridge, MA

Client

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MIT Building NW21 concrete cracking
MIT Building NW21 brick masonry assessment
MIT Building NW21 deteriorated timber piles

Building NW21 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) was constructed in the early 1900s and now houses the Plasma Science and Fusion Center. The center, which is a vital part of the university, performs roughly $30 million in experimental research annually. When MIT personnel observed large cracks in the interior plaster finishes and binding interior doors at Building NW21, the university asked SGH to investigate the cause of the distress.