Code Red Consultants

Omni Hotel, Boston, MA

Code Red Consultants worked closely with Davis, John Moriarty Associates (JMA), and Shawmut Design & Construction (Shawmut) on the new Omni Boston Hotel at The Seaport development project in Boston, Massachusetts. The project consists of two 22 story hotel towers connected by five (5) stories of podium space which includes Ballrooms, Pre-function, and Conference space, seven (7) unique food and beverage experiences and a spa.

Code Red Consultants collaborated with ownership and the GC’s in developing and implementing a complex NFPA 241, Construction Fire Safety Plan for the project, including its coordination between the main hotel construction performed by JMA and the two-specialty restaurant fit-outs constructed by Shawmut.

Location

Boston, Mass.

Size

22 stories
1,054 rooms

Cost

$550 million

Completion

2021

Omni Hotel, Boston, MA

Code Red Consultants worked closely with Davis, John Moriarty Associates (JMA), and Shawmut Design & Construction (Shawmut) on the new Omni Boston Hotel at The Seaport development project in Boston, Massachusetts. The project consists of two 22 story hotel towers connected by five (5) stories of podium space which includes Ballrooms, Pre-function, and Conference space, seven (7) unique food and beverage experiences and a spa.

Code Red Consultants collaborated with ownership and the GC’s in developing and implementing a complex NFPA 241, Construction Fire Safety Plan for the project, including its coordination between the main hotel construction performed by JMA and the two-specialty restaurant fit-outs constructed by Shawmut.

UMass Amherst Men’s Hockey Locker Room

As an NCAA Division 1 hockey team, UMass has built a program that has made them a perennial contender in the Hockey East Conference and winners of the Frozen Four national tournament in 2021. Code Red Consultants is proud to have served as the Code Consultant for a renovation project that resulted in a new locker room designed to unite and inspire the team — and its top recruits. Code Red Consultants worked with Jones Architecture to re-imagine a 4,000 sf space within the Mullins Center to provide locker, shower, and amenity facilities for the team, with consideration for fire protection, life safety, and accessibility compliance.

Location

Amherst, Mass.

Size

4,000 SF

Cost

$1.4 million

Completion

2021

Photography Credit

William Home Photography

UMass Amherst Men’s Hockey Locker Room

As an NCAA Division 1 hockey team, UMass has built a program that has made them a perennial contender in the Hockey East Conference and winners of the Frozen Four national tournament in 2021. Code Red Consultants is proud to have served as the Code Consultant for a renovation project that resulted in a new locker room designed to unite and inspire the team — and its top recruits. Code Red Consultants worked with Jones Architecture to re-imagine a 4,000 sf space within the Mullins Center to provide locker, shower, and amenity facilities for the team, with consideration for fire protection, life safety, and accessibility compliance.

Sacred Heart University: Pioneer Village

Pioneer Village is the newest residential campus located at Sacred Heart University that is comprised of six residential halls and a dining facility. The first of the dormitories to open was Pierre Toussaint Hall in 2018, which was converted to a dormitory after being acquired from the former Jewish Home for the Elderly. Toussaint Hall houses 170 students primarily in two-bedroom/four-person pods, with a limited number of single rooms.

Elie Wiesel Hall & Pier Giorgio Frassati Hall were the next buildings constructed on-site and opened in January 2020. These dormitories provided an additional 64 apartments-style suites, housing over 240 students. Each apartment has a shared bathroom, living room and kitchen with atrium-style common areas.

More recently, Teresa of Calcutta Hall, Frances Xavier Cabrini Hall, and Thea Bowman Hall were constructed and opened in the Summer of 2021.

These buildings have a variety of housing including apartment-style and two-bedroom/four-person pods with common areas, study rooms, and lounges/kitchenettes. Thea’s Abbey is a state-of-the-art dining facility that is open seven days a week and open to everyone on campus with a large indoor seating area, outdoor seating and an outdoor grill utilized for programming in special events.

Code Red Consultants served as the code consultant on the design and construction of these halls, assisting the S/L/A/M Collaborative in navigating complicated code requirements relating not just to individual buildings, but the entire complex. In addition to working closely with the design team to establish and coordinate the code compliance strategy, Code Red Consultants also met with the Town of Fairfield’s Building and Fire Departments on multiple occasions to review the various construction phases and verify their agreement with both the design and construction of the buildings.

In September 2021, Sacred Heart University was listed as number 4 on College Magazine’s top 10 list of best college campuses on the East Coast.

Location

Fairfield, Conn.

Size

5 New Buildings
1 Existing Building

Completion

Summer 2021

Sacred Heart University: Pioneer Village

Pioneer Village is the newest residential campus located at Sacred Heart University that is comprised of six residential halls and a dining facility. The first of the dormitories to open was Pierre Toussaint Hall in 2018, which was converted to a dormitory after being acquired from the former Jewish Home for the Elderly. Toussaint Hall houses 170 students primarily in two-bedroom/four-person pods, with a limited number of single rooms.

Elie Wiesel Hall & Pier Giorgio Frassati Hall were the next buildings constructed on-site and opened in January 2020. These dormitories provided an additional 64 apartments-style suites, housing over 240 students. Each apartment has a shared bathroom, living room and kitchen with atrium-style common areas.

More recently, Teresa of Calcutta Hall, Frances Xavier Cabrini Hall, and Thea Bowman Hall were constructed and opened in the Summer of 2021.

These buildings have a variety of housing including apartment-style and two-bedroom/four-person pods with common areas, study rooms, and lounges/kitchenettes. Thea’s Abbey is a state-of-the-art dining facility that is open seven days a week and open to everyone on campus with a large indoor seating area, outdoor seating and an outdoor grill utilized for programming in special events.

Code Red Consultants served as the code consultant on the design and construction of these halls, assisting the S/L/A/M Collaborative in navigating complicated code requirements relating not just to individual buildings, but the entire complex. In addition to working closely with the design team to establish and coordinate the code compliance strategy, Code Red Consultants also met with the Town of Fairfield’s Building and Fire Departments on multiple occasions to review the various construction phases and verify their agreement with both the design and construction of the buildings.

In September 2021, Sacred Heart University was listed as number 4 on College Magazine’s top 10 list of best college campuses on the East Coast.

Loyola University’s Center for Innovation and Collaborative Learning

Originally constructed on the Campus of Loyola University in 1992, Beatty Hall was transformed into The Fernandez Center for Innovation and Collaborative Learning through a substantial renovation and expansion project led by Shepley Bulfinch. The newly renovated building serves as the central hub for the campus community and features active learning classrooms, creative labs and innovation spaces, career centers, interactive lounges, and a café.  In addition, the building also features a four-story atrium to enhance the communication amongst all floors in the building.

Code Red Consultants was responsible for developing and presenting the building’s code compliance approach to the City of Baltimore’s Building and Fire Departments. Code Red Consultants’ services included building, fire, and accessibility code consulting as well as performance-based design analysis of the atrium smoke control system using a computational fluid dynamics computer model.

Location

Baltimore, Maryland

Size

61,600 GSF

Cost

$40 million

Completion

Winter 2021

Photography Credit

Shepley Bulfinch

Loyola University’s Center for Innovation and Collaborative Learning

Originally constructed on the Campus of Loyola University in 1992, Beatty Hall was transformed into The Fernandez Center for Innovation and Collaborative Learning through a substantial renovation and expansion project led by Shepley Bulfinch. The newly renovated building serves as the central hub for the campus community and features active learning classrooms, creative labs and innovation spaces, career centers, interactive lounges, and a café.  In addition, the building also features a four-story atrium to enhance the communication amongst all floors in the building.

Code Red Consultants was responsible for developing and presenting the building’s code compliance approach to the City of Baltimore’s Building and Fire Departments. Code Red Consultants’ services included building, fire, and accessibility code consulting as well as performance-based design analysis of the atrium smoke control system using a computational fluid dynamics computer model.

Boynton Yards – 101 South Street

101 South Street in Somerville, MA is the first of three, state-of-the-art life science buildings on the Boynton Yards campus. The building is nine-stories in height, with a footprint area of approximately 35,000 square feet.  It contains four levels of below grade parking, a ground floor lobby and future retail space(s), shell and core future offices/labs on levels 2-9, and two mechanical penthouse levels. Code Red Consultants worked closely with the Architect (SGA), Developer (Leggat McCall Properties), and General Contractor (Shawmut Design and Construction) to provide a full suite of fire protection and life safety consulting services over the course of both the design and construction phases of the project.

For the design phase of the project, Code Red Consultants served as the project code consultant to SGA to provide fire protection and life safety code consulting services. Our involvement included navigating the various code requirements related to the building with an objective of meeting the project’s design intent.

During the construction phase of the project, Code Red Consultants assisted in the development of a NFPA 241 Construction Fire Safety Plan to provide the Somerville Fire Department with key life safety site and system information necessary in the event of a fire or other emergency. The document summarized the logistics associated with site access and active fire protection and life safety systems at the time of response. In collaboration with Leggat McCall, Code Red Consultants also worked to develop an owner’s master construction fire safety program for the initial shell and core occupancy of the building. Lastly, Code Red Consultants was responsible for serving as the Smoke Control Special Inspector (SCSI) for the building’s pressurized stairways. During inspection, the SCSI verified that the smoke control equipment and system complied with the requirements contained within the applicable codes. To achieve this, Code Red Consultants performed drawing reviews of shop submittals, participated in meetings with the design team and AHJ’s, conducted site visits to witness duct leakage testing and to review damper locations and installation, and piloted comprehensive integrated testing of the smoke control, fire alarm, fire protection systems, and electrical systems. The systems were accepted by the Somerville Fire Department on the first acceptance test, helping Shawmut and Leggat McCall complete the project.

Location

Somerville, Mass.

Size

35,000 SF
9 Stories

Completion

Winter 2021

Boynton Yards – 101 South Street

101 South Street in Somerville, MA is the first of three, state-of-the-art life science buildings on the Boynton Yards campus. The building is nine-stories in height, with a footprint area of approximately 35,000 square feet.  It contains four levels of below grade parking, a ground floor lobby and future retail space(s), shell and core future offices/labs on levels 2-9, and two mechanical penthouse levels. Code Red Consultants worked closely with the Architect (SGA), Developer (Leggat McCall Properties), and General Contractor (Shawmut Design and Construction) to provide a full suite of fire protection and life safety consulting services over the course of both the design and construction phases of the project.

For the design phase of the project, Code Red Consultants served as the project code consultant to SGA to provide fire protection and life safety code consulting services. Our involvement included navigating the various code requirements related to the building with an objective of meeting the project’s design intent.

During the construction phase of the project, Code Red Consultants assisted in the development of a NFPA 241 Construction Fire Safety Plan to provide the Somerville Fire Department with key life safety site and system information necessary in the event of a fire or other emergency. The document summarized the logistics associated with site access and active fire protection and life safety systems at the time of response. In collaboration with Leggat McCall, Code Red Consultants also worked to develop an owner’s master construction fire safety program for the initial shell and core occupancy of the building. Lastly, Code Red Consultants was responsible for serving as the Smoke Control Special Inspector (SCSI) for the building’s pressurized stairways. During inspection, the SCSI verified that the smoke control equipment and system complied with the requirements contained within the applicable codes. To achieve this, Code Red Consultants performed drawing reviews of shop submittals, participated in meetings with the design team and AHJ’s, conducted site visits to witness duct leakage testing and to review damper locations and installation, and piloted comprehensive integrated testing of the smoke control, fire alarm, fire protection systems, and electrical systems. The systems were accepted by the Somerville Fire Department on the first acceptance test, helping Shawmut and Leggat McCall complete the project.

UMass Amherst Student Union

Originally constructed in 1957, the UMass Amherst Student Union Building underwent a revitalization project lead by Shepley Bulfinch. The renovation and expansion transformed the facility into a modern hub of student activity and interaction containing a variety of student organization offices, a cafeteria, a double-height ballroom, and student commercial enterprises.

Code Red Consultants served as the code consultant on the project and developed a detailed code approach documenting compliance with the local building and fire codes and reviewed architectural plans for code compliance. At the center of the code approach was an alternative compliance approach to allow for additional floor area in the existing building as well as a State Plumbing Code Variance received for the use of gang restrooms consisting of gender-neutral water closets and shared lavatories. Code Red Consultants also assisted in the development of a unique vertical opening approach consisting of a series of two-story vertical openings separated by movable fire shutters to provide interconnection between three floors while maintaining compliance with the 9th Edition of 780 CMR.

Location

Amherst, Mass.

Size

108,000 SF

Cost

$62 million

Completion

Fall 2020

UMass Amherst Student Union

Originally constructed in 1957, the UMass Amherst Student Union Building underwent a revitalization project lead by Shepley Bulfinch. The renovation and expansion transformed the facility into a modern hub of student activity and interaction containing a variety of student organization offices, a cafeteria, a double-height ballroom, and student commercial enterprises.

Code Red Consultants served as the code consultant on the project and developed a detailed code approach documenting compliance with the local building and fire codes and reviewed architectural plans for code compliance. At the center of the code approach was an alternative compliance approach to allow for additional floor area in the existing building as well as a State Plumbing Code Variance received for the use of gang restrooms consisting of gender-neutral water closets and shared lavatories. Code Red Consultants also assisted in the development of a unique vertical opening approach consisting of a series of two-story vertical openings separated by movable fire shutters to provide interconnection between three floors while maintaining compliance with the 9th Edition of 780 CMR.

Parcel A: Marine Wharf

Code Red Consultants teamed in conjunction with Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation and Suffolk Construction for a new high-rise hotel at Parcel A in Boston, MA. Parcel A, located at the entrance to the Flynn Cruiseport Terminal contains both short duration and extended stay hotel rooms under the Hilton Flag. Guests of the hotel are provided with amenity spaces including a pool, fitness center, business center, and lounge areas. Code Red worked with Suffolk Construction to develop and implement a complex Construction Fire Safety Plan to meet an aggressive project schedule, while maintaining the necessary levels of safety for those constructing the building and the adjacent properties. In addition to support of the construction team, Code Red Consultants performed firestopping special inspection services, ensuring the passive fire protection systems were appropriately installed, and served as the smoke control special inspector to commission the smoke control system within the building while satisfying the requirements of the Boston Fire Department.

Location

Boston, Mass.

Completion

March 2021

Parcel A: Marine Wharf

Code Red Consultants teamed in conjunction with Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation and Suffolk Construction for a new high-rise hotel at Parcel A in Boston, MA. Parcel A, located at the entrance to the Flynn Cruiseport Terminal contains both short duration and extended stay hotel rooms under the Hilton Flag. Guests of the hotel are provided with amenity spaces including a pool, fitness center, business center, and lounge areas. Code Red worked with Suffolk Construction to develop and implement a complex Construction Fire Safety Plan to meet an aggressive project schedule, while maintaining the necessary levels of safety for those constructing the building and the adjacent properties. In addition to support of the construction team, Code Red Consultants performed firestopping special inspection services, ensuring the passive fire protection systems were appropriately installed, and served as the smoke control special inspector to commission the smoke control system within the building while satisfying the requirements of the Boston Fire Department.

The Sudbury at Bulfinch Crossing

The Sudbury, a luxury apartment/condominium residential tower, is the first of three major towers to be built as part of the redeveloped Government Center Garage, (aka Bulfinch Crossing / One Congress). Code Red Consultants worked closely with AECOM/Tishman throughout construction to navigate several fire protection and life safety inspection and approval processes with Boston Inspectional Services Department (ISD) and the Fire Department (BFD) to help complete a premium luxury residential high-rise.

Code Red Consultants was responsible for developing and assisting in the implementation the Phased Occupancy Plan to facilitate the project delivery in five separate turns (TCOs). Beyond development of the plan itself, this effort also included development of a fire alarm permitting strategy, impairment plans, and site support during Boston ISD and BFD inspections and walkthroughs for successful project completion.

Location

Boston, Mass.

Size

610,000 SF

Cost

$227 million

Completion

February 2021

The Sudbury at Bulfinch Crossing

The Sudbury, a luxury apartment/condominium residential tower, is the first of three major towers to be built as part of the redeveloped Government Center Garage, (aka Bulfinch Crossing / One Congress). Code Red Consultants worked closely with AECOM/Tishman throughout construction to navigate several fire protection and life safety inspection and approval processes with Boston Inspectional Services Department (ISD) and the Fire Department (BFD) to help complete a premium luxury residential high-rise.

Code Red Consultants was responsible for developing and assisting in the implementation the Phased Occupancy Plan to facilitate the project delivery in five separate turns (TCOs). Beyond development of the plan itself, this effort also included development of a fire alarm permitting strategy, impairment plans, and site support during Boston ISD and BFD inspections and walkthroughs for successful project completion.

The Heights at Haverhill

Located along the Merrimack River, the Heights is a new luxury apartment & mixed-use building offering upscale living and amenities for residential and retail tenants. The ten-story, 75,000 square foot high-rise building includes six stories of apartments for rent, a two-story culinary school and incubator space for local entrepreneurs, a first-floor restaurant/lobby, capped off by the Level 10 bar and function facility with a large roof deck.

Designed by SGA, Code Red Consultants served as the code consultant on the project and developed a detailed code report documenting compliance with the local building and fire codes, reviewed architectural plans for code compliance, and worked closely with Haverhill’s Building Department to resolve any code-related concerns. Code Red Consultants also served in a Third-Party Review capacity for the project’s sprinkler and fire alarm systems.

Location

Haverhill, Mass.

Size

75,000 SF
10 stories

Completion

2020

The Heights at Haverhill

Located along the Merrimack River, the Heights is a new luxury apartment & mixed-use building offering upscale living and amenities for residential and retail tenants. The ten-story, 75,000 square foot high-rise building includes six stories of apartments for rent, a two-story culinary school and incubator space for local entrepreneurs, a first-floor restaurant/lobby, capped off by the Level 10 bar and function facility with a large roof deck.

Designed by SGA, Code Red Consultants served as the code consultant on the project and developed a detailed code report documenting compliance with the local building and fire codes, reviewed architectural plans for code compliance, and worked closely with Haverhill’s Building Department to resolve any code-related concerns. Code Red Consultants also served in a Third-Party Review capacity for the project’s sprinkler and fire alarm systems.

UMass Lowell Coburn Hall

In January 2020, UMass Lowell moved back into the University’s original academic Building, Coburn Hall. This building underwent a dramatic $47 million renovation, restoration and expansion. Working closely with CBT Architects, this challenging project successfully maintained the historic fabric of the 123-year-old building while allowing for necessary upgrades to the facility including modernized classroom and office spaces, accessibility upgrades, and new MEPFP systems. The most noticeable change to the building is a four-story, 14,000-square-foot addition at the rear of the existing 60,000 SF facility. Beyond providing an accessible entrance to Coburn Hall’s lower level, the addition includes a second-floor hallway (lined with offices) that provides an accessible “bridge” between the building’s two wings. Code Red Consultants served in the role of fire protection, life safety, and accessibility code consultant on the project.

Location

Lowell, Mass.

Size

74,000 square feet

Cost

$47 million

Completion

January 2020

Photography Credit

Wikimedia user Ktr101 under Creative Commons license. No changes were made.

UMass Lowell Coburn Hall

In January 2020, UMass Lowell moved back into the University’s original academic Building, Coburn Hall. This building underwent a dramatic $47 million renovation, restoration and expansion. Working closely with CBT Architects, this challenging project successfully maintained the historic fabric of the 123-year-old building while allowing for necessary upgrades to the facility including modernized classroom and office spaces, accessibility upgrades, and new MEPFP systems. The most noticeable change to the building is a four-story, 14,000-square-foot addition at the rear of the existing 60,000 SF facility. Beyond providing an accessible entrance to Coburn Hall’s lower level, the addition includes a second-floor hallway (lined with offices) that provides an accessible “bridge” between the building’s two wings. Code Red Consultants served in the role of fire protection, life safety, and accessibility code consultant on the project.