Code Red Consultants

Springhill Suites

Springhill Suites is Revere’s newest hotel offering spectacular views of Revere Beach. The hotel is 6 stories in height and features on site parking, restaurant, and amenities.

Code Red Consultants was retained directly by the general contractor, Callahan, and the Owner, Lixi Hospitality Group, to develop a comprehensive NFPA 241 Plan that ensured the fire safety of residents, employees, and construction personnel over the course of the project which was just feet from Revere Beach. Additionally, Code Red Consultants served as the Smoke Control Special Inspector to ensure that the new stair and elevator pressurization systems were designed and built in accordance with the applicable codes and standards.

Code Red Consultants’ focus was performing a comprehensive review of the turnover approach and interfacing with Revere city officials, where there was an upfront contract that the fire and life safety systems afforded to building occupants would not be compromised. Code Red Consultants’ hands-on approach ensured that the hotel was able to be occupied on schedule.

Location

400 Ocean Avenue, Revere, MA

Size

169,000 SF
6 stories

Completion

2022

Springhill Suites

Springhill Suites is Revere’s newest hotel offering spectacular views of Revere Beach. The hotel is 6 stories in height and features on site parking, restaurant, and amenities.

Code Red Consultants was retained directly by the general contractor, Callahan, and the Owner, Lixi Hospitality Group, to develop a comprehensive NFPA 241 Plan that ensured the fire safety of residents, employees, and construction personnel over the course of the project which was just feet from Revere Beach. Additionally, Code Red Consultants served as the Smoke Control Special Inspector to ensure that the new stair and elevator pressurization systems were designed and built in accordance with the applicable codes and standards.

Code Red Consultants’ focus was performing a comprehensive review of the turnover approach and interfacing with Revere city officials, where there was an upfront contract that the fire and life safety systems afforded to building occupants would not be compromised. Code Red Consultants’ hands-on approach ensured that the hotel was able to be occupied on schedule.

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.

Assembly Row Block 8

The scope of the project included the construction of the Assembly Row Block 8 (Miscela at Assembly Row) mixed used residential and retail building at 485 Foley Street in Somerville, MA. The building is 24-stories and approximately 657,000 square feet, which includes ground level retail spaces, three stories of above grade vehicle and bike parking, and over 500 new apartments.

Code Red Consultants was engaged for construction administration services, which included the development of the residential complex including supporting NFPA 241, Construction Fire Safety Plan compliance and as the Third-Party Firestopping Special Inspector. To support the execution of the project, coordination was completed with the project team to complete third-party inspections for opening protectives in fire-rated wall and floor assemblies as the projects Firestopping Special Inspector. Additionally, Code Red worked with Federal Realty Investment Trust and Cranshaw Construction to develop a 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 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 residents in September 2021.

Location

Somerville, Mass.

Size

657,000 SF
24 Stories

Cost

$186 million

Completion

September 2021

Assembly Row Block 8

The scope of the project included the construction of the Assembly Row Block 8 (Miscela at Assembly Row) mixed used residential and retail building at 485 Foley Street in Somerville, MA. The building is 24-stories and approximately 657,000 square feet, which includes ground level retail spaces, three stories of above grade vehicle and bike parking, and over 500 new apartments.

Code Red Consultants was engaged for construction administration services, which included the development of the residential complex including supporting NFPA 241, Construction Fire Safety Plan compliance and as the Third-Party Firestopping Special Inspector. To support the execution of the project, coordination was completed with the project team to complete third-party inspections for opening protectives in fire-rated wall and floor assemblies as the projects Firestopping Special Inspector. Additionally, Code Red worked with Federal Realty Investment Trust and Cranshaw Construction to develop a 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 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 residents in September 2021.

The Quinn, Boston, MA

The Quinn is a new 273-unit apartment and condominium building located at 370-390 Harrison Avenue in Boston’s South End neighborhood.

Code Red Consultants was retained by the owner, Related Beal, to develop a comprehensive NFPA 241 Construction Fire Safety Plan. The Plan provided the Boston Fire Department with key life safety site and system information necessary in the event of a fire or other emergency. The document helped address the various logistical (or project) challenges while maintaining a safe environment for construction personnel and the general public all the while meeting project deadlines.

Code Red Consultants also served as the Smoke Control Special Inspector (SCSI) and verified that the smoke control equipment and system was installed in compliance with the requirements of 780 CMR, Massachusetts State Building Code, as enforced by the Boston Fire Department. This system acceptance testing required comprehensive, coordinated, testing of the building’s smoke control, fire alarm, fire protection systems.  The test passed on the first time, which allowed for occupancy approvals from the City.

Location

Boston, Mass.

Size

356,000 SF
14 Stories

Cost

$140 million

Completion

December 2021

The Quinn, Boston, MA

The Quinn is a new 273-unit apartment and condominium building located at 370-390 Harrison Avenue in Boston’s South End neighborhood.

Code Red Consultants was retained by the owner, Related Beal, to develop a comprehensive NFPA 241 Construction Fire Safety Plan. The Plan provided the Boston Fire Department with key life safety site and system information necessary in the event of a fire or other emergency. The document helped address the various logistical (or project) challenges while maintaining a safe environment for construction personnel and the general public all the while meeting project deadlines.

Code Red Consultants also served as the Smoke Control Special Inspector (SCSI) and verified that the smoke control equipment and system was installed in compliance with the requirements of 780 CMR, Massachusetts State Building Code, as enforced by the Boston Fire Department. This system acceptance testing required comprehensive, coordinated, testing of the building’s smoke control, fire alarm, fire protection systems.  The test passed on the first time, which allowed for occupancy approvals from the City.

Alcott Apartments

Code Red Consultants worked closely with Equity Residential and AECOM Tishman on the new Alcott Apartments mixed-use building in a Boston, Massachusetts’ West End neighborhood. The project consists of a new 44 story tower containing 470 residential units, First Floor retail and 37th Floor Sky Deck. The building also includes 5 levels of sub-grade parking.

Code Red Consultants collaborated with both Equity Residential and AECOM Tishman to assist in the development of a phased occupancy plan for the building (including phasing of the fire alarm, fire protection and other life safety systems) which helped to allow the building to open on time with ongoing upper floor construction while maintaining the necessary levels of fire protection and life safety for the building.

In addition, Code Red performed Smoke Control Special Inspections of the building’s two pressurized stairways. As the Smoke Control Special Inspector, Code Red was responsible for conducting design and shop drawing level documentation reviews across multiple disciplines, development of Test Plans for the building’s smoke control systems and verifying performance of the smoke control systems at the completion of construction.

Location

Boston, Mass.

Size

44 stories

Completion

September 2021

Photography Credit

Dan Abboud

Alcott Apartments

Code Red Consultants worked closely with Equity Residential and AECOM Tishman on the new Alcott Apartments mixed-use building in a Boston, Massachusetts’ West End neighborhood. The project consists of a new 44 story tower containing 470 residential units, First Floor retail and 37th Floor Sky Deck. The building also includes 5 levels of sub-grade parking.

Code Red Consultants collaborated with both Equity Residential and AECOM Tishman to assist in the development of a phased occupancy plan for the building (including phasing of the fire alarm, fire protection and other life safety systems) which helped to allow the building to open on time with ongoing upper floor construction while maintaining the necessary levels of fire protection and life safety for the building.

In addition, Code Red performed Smoke Control Special Inspections of the building’s two pressurized stairways. As the Smoke Control Special Inspector, Code Red was responsible for conducting design and shop drawing level documentation reviews across multiple disciplines, development of Test Plans for the building’s smoke control systems and verifying performance of the smoke control systems at the completion of construction.

Ryder Residential Apartments

Ryder is Revere’s newest residential development offering oceanfront living just minutes away from downtown Boston in Revere, MA. Arrowstreet Architecture and Design was responsible for the master plan and design of this new multi-building development. 21 Revere Beach Boulevard and 50 Ocean Ave. are two new 7-story high rise residential apartment buildings with a 2-story below podium parking garage which were occupied via two turnovers.

Code Red Consultants was retained directly by the general contractor, Callahan, and the Owner’s Project Manager, Redgate, to develop a comprehensive NFPA 241 & Phased Occupancy Plan that ensured the fire safety of residents, employees, and construction personnel over the course of the project which was just feet from Revere Beach. Additionally, Code Red Consultants served as the Smoke Control Special Inspector to ensure that the new stair and elevator pressurization systems were designed and built in accordance with the applicable codes and standards.

Code Red Consultants’ focus was performing a comprehensive review of the turnover approach and interfacing with Revere city officials, where there was an upfront contract that the fire and life safety systems afforded to building occupants would not be compromised. Code Red Consultants’ hands-on approach ensured that residences were able to be occupied on schedule.

Location

Revere, Mass.

Size

7 stories
49,000 SF footprint

Completion

2021

Ryder Residential Apartments

Ryder is Revere’s newest residential development offering oceanfront living just minutes away from downtown Boston in Revere, MA. Arrowstreet Architecture and Design was responsible for the master plan and design of this new multi-building development. 21 Revere Beach Boulevard and 50 Ocean Ave. are two new 7-story high rise residential apartment buildings with a 2-story below podium parking garage which were occupied via two turnovers.

Code Red Consultants was retained directly by the general contractor, Callahan, and the Owner’s Project Manager, Redgate, to develop a comprehensive NFPA 241 & Phased Occupancy Plan that ensured the fire safety of residents, employees, and construction personnel over the course of the project which was just feet from Revere Beach. Additionally, Code Red Consultants served as the Smoke Control Special Inspector to ensure that the new stair and elevator pressurization systems were designed and built in accordance with the applicable codes and standards.

Code Red Consultants’ focus was performing a comprehensive review of the turnover approach and interfacing with Revere city officials, where there was an upfront contract that the fire and life safety systems afforded to building occupants would not be compromised. Code Red Consultants’ hands-on approach ensured that residences were able to be occupied on schedule.

11 East Lenox, Boston

Currently in development, the new 11 East Lenox project is a 7-story cross-laminated timber (CLT) & mass timber Passive House multifamily in Boston. The 43,000-square-foot building will house residential units for rent and will utilize a unique CLT & mass timber building system allowing for generous floor heights with exposed wood ceilings.

Designed by Monte French Design Studio, 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 a State Building Code Variance received for the use of the CLT/Mass Timber construction in a 7-story residential building under the 9th Edition of 780 CMR.  Code Red Consultants also served in a construction fire safety capacity, developing the NFPA 241 Plan for the project.

Location

Boston, Mass.

Size

7 stories

43,000 SF

Rendering Credit

Monte French Design Studio

11 East Lenox, Boston

Currently in development, the new 11 East Lenox project is a 7-story cross-laminated timber (CLT) & mass timber Passive House multifamily in Boston. The 43,000-square-foot building will house residential units for rent and will utilize a unique CLT & mass timber building system allowing for generous floor heights with exposed wood ceilings.

Designed by Monte French Design Studio, 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 a State Building Code Variance received for the use of the CLT/Mass Timber construction in a 7-story residential building under the 9th Edition of 780 CMR.  Code Red Consultants also served in a construction fire safety capacity, developing the NFPA 241 Plan for the project.

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.

Walden Behavioral Care Center for Recovery

Code Red Consultants assisted GMI Architects, the architect of record, on the recent full building renovation at 10 Carematrix Drive in Dedham, MA. Previously a vacant nursing home, the building is now utilized as both a residential care and inpatient care facility for individuals with eating disorders for both teens and adults. Now the largest 24-hour residential and inpatient care facility for individuals with eating disorders in the country, the facility is maintained and operated by Walden Behavioral Care. Code Red Consultants served as the code consultant on the design side of the project, assisting GMI in navigating complex code requirements relating to the change of use project relating to both the Massachusetts State Building Code and NFPA 101, Life Safety Code.

Location

Dedham, Mass.

Size

64,000 SF

Completion

October 2020

Photography Credit

Flylisted Photography

Walden Behavioral Care Center for Recovery

Code Red Consultants assisted GMI Architects, the architect of record, on the recent full building renovation at 10 Carematrix Drive in Dedham, MA. Previously a vacant nursing home, the building is now utilized as both a residential care and inpatient care facility for individuals with eating disorders for both teens and adults. Now the largest 24-hour residential and inpatient care facility for individuals with eating disorders in the country, the facility is maintained and operated by Walden Behavioral Care. Code Red Consultants served as the code consultant on the design side of the project, assisting GMI in navigating complex code requirements relating to the change of use project relating to both the Massachusetts State Building Code and NFPA 101, Life Safety Code.

Waterside Place II

Gables Seaport is located in the Seaport neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts at 501 Congress Street. The 23-story apartment building is largely comprised of dwelling units, amenity areas, and accessory parking. Building amenities are largely centralized on the Third Floor which contains an outdoor terrace with a swimming pool and outdoor lounge with breathtaking views of the surrounding Seaport District.

Code Red Consultants was retained by the General Contractor, Suffolk Construction Company, Inc., to provide fire protection and life safety consulting services as part of the project. Our services included the development of a NFPA 241 Construction Fire Safety Plan to provide the Massport 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 addition, Code Red Consultants performed routine site visits over the course of construction to verify that compliance with the NFPA 241 Plan was maintained.

Code Red Consultants was also responsible for performing Smoke Control Special Inspections of the building’s two pressurized stairways. During inspection, the smoke control special inspector (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.

Location

Boston, Mass.

Size

23 stories

Completion

2020

Waterside Place II

Gables Seaport is located in the Seaport neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts at 501 Congress Street. The 23-story apartment building is largely comprised of dwelling units, amenity areas, and accessory parking. Building amenities are largely centralized on the Third Floor which contains an outdoor terrace with a swimming pool and outdoor lounge with breathtaking views of the surrounding Seaport District.

Code Red Consultants was retained by the General Contractor, Suffolk Construction Company, Inc., to provide fire protection and life safety consulting services as part of the project. Our services included the development of a NFPA 241 Construction Fire Safety Plan to provide the Massport 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 addition, Code Red Consultants performed routine site visits over the course of construction to verify that compliance with the NFPA 241 Plan was maintained.

Code Red Consultants was also responsible for performing Smoke Control Special Inspections of the building’s two pressurized stairways. During inspection, the smoke control special inspector (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.