Code Red Consultants

Cambridge Crossing Parcels G & H

Parcels G and H are the next buildings to come online in the 4.5M SF mixed-use Cambridge Crossing neighborhood, currently in development by DivcoWest. Serving as the new American research headquarters for a major biotech company, the parcels comprise a 10-story office high-rise (Building H) and a 12-story, state-of-the-art science and technology building (Building G). The projects entailed coordination between both Boston and Cambridge AHJ’s, as both buildings straddled city lines.

On the design side, Code Red Consultants worked with Perkins & Will as the Code Consultant for Building G. Key design features included control area strategy planning and a large exterior terrace. On the construction side, we worked with John Moriarty & Associates (JMA) for Construction Services at Building G, and Consigli for Construction Services at Building H. Code Red Consultants was responsible for conducting design and shop drawing level documentation reviews across multiple disciplines, development of Test Plans for building smoke control and integrated fire and life safety systems, conducting field inspections during construction, and verifying performance of the integrated systems at the completion of construction. A variety of core-shell fire and life safety systems were integrated with the building fire alarm system which required verification of proper control and/or monitoring. Code Red Consultants also performed Third-party Firestopping Special Inspections and prepared NFPA 241, Construction Fire Safety Plans. Code Red Consultants worked in conjunction with the general contractors to coordinate across multiple trades to ensure successful testing with the City of Cambridge Building and Fire Departments as well as City of Boston Building and Fire Departments for delivery of the core/shell spaces to the Owner.

Location

Cambridge, Mass.

Size

1.1 million SF

Completion

2022

Cambridge Crossing Parcels G & H

Parcels G and H are the next buildings to come online in the 4.5M SF mixed-use Cambridge Crossing neighborhood, currently in development by DivcoWest. Serving as the new American research headquarters for a major biotech company, the parcels comprise a 10-story office high-rise (Building H) and a 12-story, state-of-the-art science and technology building (Building G). The projects entailed coordination between both Boston and Cambridge AHJ’s, as both buildings straddled city lines.

On the design side, Code Red Consultants worked with Perkins & Will as the Code Consultant for Building G. Key design features included control area strategy planning and a large exterior terrace. On the construction side, we worked with John Moriarty & Associates (JMA) for Construction Services at Building G, and Consigli for Construction Services at Building H. Code Red Consultants was responsible for conducting design and shop drawing level documentation reviews across multiple disciplines, development of Test Plans for building smoke control and integrated fire and life safety systems, conducting field inspections during construction, and verifying performance of the integrated systems at the completion of construction. A variety of core-shell fire and life safety systems were integrated with the building fire alarm system which required verification of proper control and/or monitoring. Code Red Consultants also performed Third-party Firestopping Special Inspections and prepared NFPA 241, Construction Fire Safety Plans. Code Red Consultants worked in conjunction with the general contractors to coordinate across multiple trades to ensure successful testing with the City of Cambridge Building and Fire Departments as well as City of Boston Building and Fire Departments for delivery of the core/shell spaces to the Owner.

Worcester Veterans Affairs Community-Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC)

The scope of the project included the construction of a new mixed-use office and outpatient care facility at 403 Belmont Street in Worcester, MA. The facility was built in partnership with the UMASS Chan Medical School and the VA Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare system and includes two-stories of VA Clinic space and two-stories of core/shell space for future development over approximately 117,000 square feet.

Code Red Consultants was engaged for both code consulting and construction administration services for both the Base Building and the VA Clinic fit out project. The firm served as the code consultant for Smith Group on the design side of the project. Our involvement in the project included navigating the various code requirements related to the proposed projects to achieve the design intent.

Throughout construction, coordination was completed with the project team to complete third-party inspections for opening protectives in fire-rated wall and floor assemblies as the Base Building and tenant fit out Firestopping Special Inspector. Additionally, the firm worked with UMass Medical School and Suffolk Construction develop a Construction Fire Safety Plan that met the requirements of NFPA 241, the expectations of the City of Worcester, and the construction methods of the contractor. Construction administration-related assistance and management was provided on an as-needed basis to ensure that compliance with NFPA 241 was maintained as the associated construction operations and hazards changed. The Building officially welcomed occupants in November 2021.

Location

Worcester, Mass.

Size

117,000 SF
4 Stories

Cost

$75 million

Completion

November 2021

Worcester Veterans Affairs Community-Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC)

The scope of the project included the construction of a new mixed-use office and outpatient care facility at 403 Belmont Street in Worcester, MA. The facility was built in partnership with the UMASS Chan Medical School and the VA Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare system and includes two-stories of VA Clinic space and two-stories of core/shell space for future development over approximately 117,000 square feet.

Code Red Consultants was engaged for both code consulting and construction administration services for both the Base Building and the VA Clinic fit out project. The firm served as the code consultant for Smith Group on the design side of the project. Our involvement in the project included navigating the various code requirements related to the proposed projects to achieve the design intent.

Throughout construction, coordination was completed with the project team to complete third-party inspections for opening protectives in fire-rated wall and floor assemblies as the Base Building and tenant fit out Firestopping Special Inspector. Additionally, the firm worked with UMass Medical School and Suffolk Construction develop a Construction Fire Safety Plan that met the requirements of NFPA 241, the expectations of the City of Worcester, and the construction methods of the contractor. Construction administration-related assistance and management was provided on an as-needed basis to ensure that compliance with NFPA 241 was maintained as the associated construction operations and hazards changed. The Building officially welcomed occupants in November 2021.

Commonwealth Building, Boston, MA

The new Commonwealth Building sits among Kenmore Square below the iconic Citgo Sign, minutes away from Boston’s Fenway Park.  Stantec was responsible for the design of this new eight-story, ~130,000 square foot commercial building for Related Beal.  The building consisted of two levels of below-grade parking, ground floor retail space, seven levels of above-grade office, and a mechanical penthouse.

Code Red Consultants served as the code consultant on the project to Related Beal and developed a detailed code approach documenting compliance with the local building and fire codes and reviewed architectural plans for code compliance.

Code Red Consultants was also retained directly by Related Beal to develop a comprehensive NFPA 241, Construction Fire Safety Plan that ensured the fire safety of construction personnel, the fire department, and the surrounding community over the course of the project. Additionally, Code Red Consultants served as the Fire Stopping Special Inspector, ensuring the passive fire protection systems were appropriately selected and installed.  As the Smoke Control Special Inspector, we ensured that the new stair pressurization systems were designed, installed, and operated in accordance with the applicable codes and standards.

Location

Boston, Mass.

Size

130,000 SF

Cost

$60-64 million

Completion

January 2022

Photography Credit

Related Beal and Mark Woods

Commonwealth Building, Boston, MA

The new Commonwealth Building sits among Kenmore Square below the iconic Citgo Sign, minutes away from Boston’s Fenway Park.  Stantec was responsible for the design of this new eight-story, ~130,000 square foot commercial building for Related Beal.  The building consisted of two levels of below-grade parking, ground floor retail space, seven levels of above-grade office, and a mechanical penthouse.

Code Red Consultants served as the code consultant on the project to Related Beal and developed a detailed code approach documenting compliance with the local building and fire codes and reviewed architectural plans for code compliance.

Code Red Consultants was also retained directly by Related Beal to develop a comprehensive NFPA 241, Construction Fire Safety Plan that ensured the fire safety of construction personnel, the fire department, and the surrounding community over the course of the project. Additionally, Code Red Consultants served as the Fire Stopping Special Inspector, ensuring the passive fire protection systems were appropriately selected and installed.  As the Smoke Control Special Inspector, we ensured that the new stair pressurization systems were designed, installed, and operated in accordance with the applicable codes and standards.

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.

Assembly Row Block 5B

The scope of the project included the construction and partial fit out of the Assembly Row Block 5B office building at 455 Grand Union Boulevard in Somerville, MA. The building includes Ground Level retail spaces, a combination of core/shell and fit out office spaces, and 6 levels of above grade parking over 14-stories and approximately 600,000 square feet.

Code Red Consultants was engaged for both code consulting and construction administration services for both the Base Building and the PUMA headquarters fit out projects. The firm served as the code consultant for both Jacobs and Gensler respectively on the design side of the projects. Our involvement on each respective project included navigating the various code requirements related to the proposed projects in order to achieve the design intent through a combination of traditional and complex methods.

Throughout construction, coordination with the project team to complete third-party inspections for opening protectives in fire-rated wall and floor assemblies and for the buildings smoke control systems. Code Red Consultants served as both the Base Building and tenant fit out Smoke Control Special Inspector and Firestopping Special Inspector. Additionally, the firm worked with Federal Realty Investment Trust, Cranshaw Construction and Timberline Construction Corporation to develop both a phased occupancy plan and construction plan that met the requirements of NFPA 241, the expectations of the City of Somerville, and the construction methods of the contractor. Construction administration-related assistance and management was provided on an as-needed basis to ensure that the projects remained on track to achieve the target occupancy dates and that compliance with NFPA 241 was maintained as the associated construction operations and hazards changed.

The Building officially welcomed occupants in June of 2021

Location

Somerville, Mass.

Size

14 stories
600,000 SF

Cost

$96 million

Completion

April 2021

Assembly Row Block 5B

The scope of the project included the construction and partial fit out of the Assembly Row Block 5B office building at 455 Grand Union Boulevard in Somerville, MA. The building includes Ground Level retail spaces, a combination of core/shell and fit out office spaces, and 6 levels of above grade parking over 14-stories and approximately 600,000 square feet.

Code Red Consultants was engaged for both code consulting and construction administration services for both the Base Building and the PUMA headquarters fit out projects. The firm served as the code consultant for both Jacobs and Gensler respectively on the design side of the projects. Our involvement on each respective project included navigating the various code requirements related to the proposed projects in order to achieve the design intent through a combination of traditional and complex methods.

Throughout construction, coordination with the project team to complete third-party inspections for opening protectives in fire-rated wall and floor assemblies and for the buildings smoke control systems. Code Red Consultants served as both the Base Building and tenant fit out Smoke Control Special Inspector and Firestopping Special Inspector. Additionally, the firm worked with Federal Realty Investment Trust, Cranshaw Construction and Timberline Construction Corporation to develop both a phased occupancy plan and construction plan that met the requirements of NFPA 241, the expectations of the City of Somerville, and the construction methods of the contractor. Construction administration-related assistance and management was provided on an as-needed basis to ensure that the projects remained on track to achieve the target occupancy dates and that compliance with NFPA 241 was maintained as the associated construction operations and hazards changed.

The Building officially welcomed occupants in June of 2021

90 Arboretum, Newington, NH

90 Arboretum, located within the Pease International Tradeport, is the first all new mass timber office building in New Hampshire. At 72,000 sf and three stories tall, the Class A office building uses cross-laminated timber (CLT) walls and floors and glulam beams and columns for its structure, as well as floor-to-ceiling windows, to achieve a forward-thinking structure with plenty of exposed wood and natural light.

Code Red Consultants served as the fire and life safety code consultant on the project and was responsible for developing the overall code approach for the building, including preliminary meetings with the Newington building officials and NH State Fire Marshal to help secure the ability to use the 2015 International Building Code (not yet adopted in NH at the time) to facilitate the allowance of mass timber on the project.

Location

Newington, NH

Size

72,000 SF

Completion

2020

Photography Credit

Robert Benson Photography

90 Arboretum, Newington, NH

90 Arboretum, located within the Pease International Tradeport, is the first all new mass timber office building in New Hampshire. At 72,000 sf and three stories tall, the Class A office building uses cross-laminated timber (CLT) walls and floors and glulam beams and columns for its structure, as well as floor-to-ceiling windows, to achieve a forward-thinking structure with plenty of exposed wood and natural light.

Code Red Consultants served as the fire and life safety code consultant on the project and was responsible for developing the overall code approach for the building, including preliminary meetings with the Newington building officials and NH State Fire Marshal to help secure the ability to use the 2015 International Building Code (not yet adopted in NH at the time) to facilitate the allowance of mass timber on the project.

95 Berkeley Street, Boston

Code Red Consultants worked closely with CIM Group and AECOM Tishman on this 100+ years old building in Boston’s historic South End. Originally erected in 1920, 95 Berkeley Street completed a gut renovation back to core-shell, which included a beautiful new entrance lobby. 95 Berkeley Street contains 6- stories above grade, 1- level below-grade and hosts nearly 82,000 square feet of contiguous availability. The building offers high ceilings, oversized windows, and 1 level of underground parking.

Code Red worked with CIM Group and AECOM Tishman on a variety of construction services including code consulting, the development of the NFPA 241 Construction Fire Safety Program, Third Party Firestopping Inspections, Smoke Control Special Inspections of the pressurized stairways, and the development of the Building Master NFPA 241 Program to permit construction operations while the building becomes occupied.

Location

Boston, Mass.

Size

92,708 SF

Completion

2021

Photography Credit

CIM Group

95 Berkeley Street, Boston

Code Red Consultants worked closely with CIM Group and AECOM Tishman on this 100+ years old building in Boston’s historic South End. Originally erected in 1920, 95 Berkeley Street completed a gut renovation back to core-shell, which included a beautiful new entrance lobby. 95 Berkeley Street contains 6- stories above grade, 1- level below-grade and hosts nearly 82,000 square feet of contiguous availability. The building offers high ceilings, oversized windows, and 1 level of underground parking.

Code Red worked with CIM Group and AECOM Tishman on a variety of construction services including code consulting, the development of the NFPA 241 Construction Fire Safety Program, Third Party Firestopping Inspections, Smoke Control Special Inspections of the pressurized stairways, and the development of the Building Master NFPA 241 Program to permit construction operations while the building becomes occupied.

Arranta Bio Headquarters

Code Red Consultants served as the code consultant for Arranta Bio’s new 80,000 square foot Headquarters and cGMP Manufacturing facility at 650 Pleasant Street in Watertown, MA. Featuring a mix of R&D lab, office, cGMP manufacturing, and warehouse spaces, the project included a total renovation to the existing building on each of the existing two floors. Code Red Consultants consulted to TRIA and DPS Group (architects) to review existing conditions in the building and prepare a code analysis that identified retroactive upgrades triggered in the existing building based on the proposed scope of work. Additionally, Code Red Consultants assisted in developing a control area strategy in accordance with the Massachusetts State Building code based on the presence of regulated chemicals utilized in the laboratory spaces within the building.

Location

Watertown, Mass.

Size

80,000 SF

Completion

2020

Photography Credit

DCBeane

Arranta Bio Headquarters

Code Red Consultants served as the code consultant for Arranta Bio’s new 80,000 square foot Headquarters and cGMP Manufacturing facility at 650 Pleasant Street in Watertown, MA. Featuring a mix of R&D lab, office, cGMP manufacturing, and warehouse spaces, the project included a total renovation to the existing building on each of the existing two floors. Code Red Consultants consulted to TRIA and DPS Group (architects) to review existing conditions in the building and prepare a code analysis that identified retroactive upgrades triggered in the existing building based on the proposed scope of work. Additionally, Code Red Consultants assisted in developing a control area strategy in accordance with the Massachusetts State Building code based on the presence of regulated chemicals utilized in the laboratory spaces within the building.

Fitchburg City Hall

Fitchburg City Hall was originally built in 1853 and saw a large addition in 1879 to expand to meet existing needs. While they were some renovations done throughout the years, it wasn’t until 2020 that the structure was completely stripped down to the framework and rebuilt in a modernized fashion. Code Red Consultants assisted Icon Architecture to bring their 21st century design to fruition by assisting the team in navigating the code paths for a safe building incorporating today’s architectural goals. Existing floors were opened to provide a grand entry and to provide light and communication throughout the circulation paths and working spaces. Adequate separations and staggered double height spaces were coordinated to maintain fire safety in the historic structure.

As part of the extensive interior work, floors were redesigned and installed to align differing heights allowing for easier and more accessible navigation through the civic building. New town administration spaces were created throughout allowing for more efficient town services. Building accessibility was vastly improved via the new front ramped entryway and front elevator. Exterior facade improvements, and site work rounded out the design to make the Fitchburg City Hall stand out as a modern municipal building with a historic feel.

Location

Fitchburg, Mass.

Cost

$23 million

Completion

2020

Photography Credit

Nighttime Front View: Trent Bell Photography

Aerials & Daytime Ground View: Mary Delaney, City of Fitchburg

Fitchburg City Hall

Fitchburg City Hall was originally built in 1853 and saw a large addition in 1879 to expand to meet existing needs. While they were some renovations done throughout the years, it wasn’t until 2020 that the structure was completely stripped down to the framework and rebuilt in a modernized fashion. Code Red Consultants assisted Icon Architecture to bring their 21st century design to fruition by assisting the team in navigating the code paths for a safe building incorporating today’s architectural goals. Existing floors were opened to provide a grand entry and to provide light and communication throughout the circulation paths and working spaces. Adequate separations and staggered double height spaces were coordinated to maintain fire safety in the historic structure.

As part of the extensive interior work, floors were redesigned and installed to align differing heights allowing for easier and more accessible navigation through the civic building. New town administration spaces were created throughout allowing for more efficient town services. Building accessibility was vastly improved via the new front ramped entryway and front elevator. Exterior facade improvements, and site work rounded out the design to make the Fitchburg City Hall stand out as a modern municipal building with a historic feel.

Donor Network of Arizona

Designed by Shepley Bulfinch and constructed by Wespac Construction, the Donor Network of Arizona (DNA) completed its new 2-story, 70,000 square foot headquarters located in Tempe, AZ. The DNA is a nonprofit organization that works with community and health care partners to coordinate organ, eye, and tissue donation for transplant. The new building will consolidate and house their 200+ employees and includes new offices, laboratories, and support space. The offices are primarily open to allow a focus on collaboration and communication which are vital aspects of the organization’s values.

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 Tempe’s Plan Review Department to resolve any code-related concerns. We are thrilled to have been part of the project for such an important and passionate organization.

Location

Tempe, Arizona

Size

70,000 SF

Cost

$18 million

Completion

Fall 2020

Photography Credit

©2021 Kevin C. Korczyk

Donor Network of Arizona

Designed by Shepley Bulfinch and constructed by Wespac Construction, the Donor Network of Arizona (DNA) completed its new 2-story, 70,000 square foot headquarters located in Tempe, AZ. The DNA is a nonprofit organization that works with community and health care partners to coordinate organ, eye, and tissue donation for transplant. The new building will consolidate and house their 200+ employees and includes new offices, laboratories, and support space. The offices are primarily open to allow a focus on collaboration and communication which are vital aspects of the organization’s values.

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 Tempe’s Plan Review Department to resolve any code-related concerns. We are thrilled to have been part of the project for such an important and passionate organization.