Code Red Consultants

212 Stuart St, Boston, MA

212 Stuart St is a new ground-up high-end 20-story residential tower in Boston’s Back Bay.

Code Red Consultants was retained by the developer, Greystar, to serve as the Smoke Control Special Inspector. In that role we provided design reviews, system inspections, and witnessed functional testing to validate code compliance as well as safe and proper operation of the smoke control systems.  Additionally, we helped to facilitate a smooth final inspection with the City of Boston Inspectional Services Department (ISD) and Boston Fire Department (BFD) to keep the project on schedule to open for its new residents.

Separately, Code Red partnered with the general contractor, Consigli, and provided construction fire safety consulting services, including an NFPA 241 Construction Fire Safety Plan.  The Construction Fire Safety Plan documented fire and life safety parameters to be implemented by Consigli for protection of the job site and the safety of its occupants during construction.

With our wide range of expertise, we were able to offer multiple services from design through construction which ultimately helped avoid unexpected issues and facilitated project success during the final turnover process.

Location

Boston, Mass.

Size

20 stories

Completion

2022

Photography Credit

Greystar

212 Stuart St, Boston, MA

212 Stuart St is a new ground-up high-end 20-story residential tower in Boston’s Back Bay.

Code Red Consultants was retained by the developer, Greystar, to serve as the Smoke Control Special Inspector. In that role we provided design reviews, system inspections, and witnessed functional testing to validate code compliance as well as safe and proper operation of the smoke control systems.  Additionally, we helped to facilitate a smooth final inspection with the City of Boston Inspectional Services Department (ISD) and Boston Fire Department (BFD) to keep the project on schedule to open for its new residents.

Separately, Code Red partnered with the general contractor, Consigli, and provided construction fire safety consulting services, including an NFPA 241 Construction Fire Safety Plan.  The Construction Fire Safety Plan documented fire and life safety parameters to be implemented by Consigli for protection of the job site and the safety of its occupants during construction.

With our wide range of expertise, we were able to offer multiple services from design through construction which ultimately helped avoid unexpected issues and facilitated project success during the final turnover process.

St. Mark’s Residential Life Building

The new Residential Life Building located at the St. Mark’s campus in Southborough, MA is a 3-story dormitory for students and faculty. This new dormitory is intended to house the incoming third form class and upper-class students at St. Mark’s, replacing the existing West Campus dormitory located on the campus. Spaces in the building include 130 to 140 beds in single and double rooms for students, 12 faculty apartments ranging in size from 3-4 bedrooms, shared common space, a great room, communal kitchen, and outdoor classroom (“Classroom-in-the-Sky”).

Serving as the project’s code consultant, Code Red Consultants was responsible for developing and presenting the building’s code compliance approach to the Town of Southborough’s Building and Fire Departments. Working with architect Goody Clancy, Code Red Consultants’ services included building, fire, and accessibility code consulting. Code Red Consultants also assisted the school with seeking multiple Massachusetts Architectural Access Board (MAAB) variances that provided both the School and the building occupants with greater flexibility and increased security.

Location

Southborough, Mass.

Size

90,000 SF

Cost

$50 million

Completion

2022

St. Mark’s Residential Life Building

The new Residential Life Building located at the St. Mark’s campus in Southborough, MA is a 3-story dormitory for students and faculty. This new dormitory is intended to house the incoming third form class and upper-class students at St. Mark’s, replacing the existing West Campus dormitory located on the campus. Spaces in the building include 130 to 140 beds in single and double rooms for students, 12 faculty apartments ranging in size from 3-4 bedrooms, shared common space, a great room, communal kitchen, and outdoor classroom (“Classroom-in-the-Sky”).

Serving as the project’s code consultant, Code Red Consultants was responsible for developing and presenting the building’s code compliance approach to the Town of Southborough’s Building and Fire Departments. Working with architect Goody Clancy, Code Red Consultants’ services included building, fire, and accessibility code consulting. Code Red Consultants also assisted the school with seeking multiple Massachusetts Architectural Access Board (MAAB) variances that provided both the School and the building occupants with greater flexibility and increased security.

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.

144 Addison Street, Boston, MA

144 Addison is a new transit-oriented, multi-family residential development in East Boston.  The new 5-story, 230-unit building consists of a single level of open, above-grade parking, with residential floors sitting atop the 179 parking spaces by means of a field of structural columns. The building was occupied by residential occupants over the course of two primary turnovers.

Code Red Consultants was retained directly by the Owner’s Project Manager, Redgate, to develop a comprehensive Phased Occupancy Plan that ensured the fire and life safety of residents, employees, and construction personnel over the course of the project. Additionally, Code Red Consultants provided miscellaneous code consulting to the architect, Arrowstreet, to assist with design progression during construction.

Code Red Consultants’ focus was performing a comprehensive review of the turnover approach and interfacing with Boston city officials, with the objective 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 without compromise to the fire and life safety systems.

Location

Boston, Mass.

Size

271,000 SF

Cost

$60 million

Completion

2022

Photography Credit

Regate

144 Addison Street, Boston, MA

144 Addison is a new transit-oriented, multi-family residential development in East Boston.  The new 5-story, 230-unit building consists of a single level of open, above-grade parking, with residential floors sitting atop the 179 parking spaces by means of a field of structural columns. The building was occupied by residential occupants over the course of two primary turnovers.

Code Red Consultants was retained directly by the Owner’s Project Manager, Redgate, to develop a comprehensive Phased Occupancy Plan that ensured the fire and life safety of residents, employees, and construction personnel over the course of the project. Additionally, Code Red Consultants provided miscellaneous code consulting to the architect, Arrowstreet, to assist with design progression during construction.

Code Red Consultants’ focus was performing a comprehensive review of the turnover approach and interfacing with Boston city officials, with the objective 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 without compromise to the fire and life safety systems.

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.