Code Red Consultants

Winthrop Center – Boston, MA

Winthrop Center is a new state of the art 53-story, 1.8 million square foot mixed-use residential development located in downtown Boston, MA. The building contains commercial office space on Floors 6-26, residences on Floors 35-62, below grade parking, amenity areas, and an impressive ground floor public atrium known as the Connector. Winthrop Center is the largest Passive House office project in the world, surpassing LEED Platinum to set the most rigorous global standards for energy and efficiency.

Code Red Consultants worked closely with Suffolk Construction Company and Millennium Partners during the construction phase of the project to navigate the life safety inspection and approval processes with Boston Inspectional Services Department (ISD) and the Fire Department (BFD). Specifically, we served as the phased occupancy/turnover consultant, Construction Fire Safety Consultant, Firestopping Special Inspector, and Smoke Control Special Inspector.

Code Red Consultants worked with Millennium Partners in the development of a Phased Occupancy Plan for the building (including phasing of the fire alarm system) which helped to allow the building to open on time with ongoing Connector/upper floor construction while maintaining the necessary levels of fire protection and life safety for the building.

In conjunction with Suffolk Construction, we worked to develop a comprehensive NFPA 241, Construction Fire Safety Program to ensure the project was completed on time while mitigating the risk of fire during construction. Code Red also worked with Millennium Partners to develop and implement an owner’s master construction fire safety program that allowed for building occupancy with continued ongoing base building work.

In serving as both the Firestopping and Smoke Control Special Inspector, our scope was to confirm that all fire rated joint assemblies and penetrations of passive fire rated barriers had been appropriately installed and the buildings stair pressurization, below-grade smoke control, and atrium smoke control systems were adequately installed, commissioned, and integrated ensuring a fire safe environment for building occupants.

Location

Boston, Mass.

Size

1.8 million SF
53 stories

Cost

$1.3 billion

Completion

2023

Winthrop Center – Boston, MA

Winthrop Center is a new state of the art 53-story, 1.8 million square foot mixed-use residential development located in downtown Boston, MA. The building contains commercial office space on Floors 6-26, residences on Floors 35-62, below grade parking, amenity areas, and an impressive ground floor public atrium known as the Connector. Winthrop Center is the largest Passive House office project in the world, surpassing LEED Platinum to set the most rigorous global standards for energy and efficiency.

Code Red Consultants worked closely with Suffolk Construction Company and Millennium Partners during the construction phase of the project to navigate the life safety inspection and approval processes with Boston Inspectional Services Department (ISD) and the Fire Department (BFD). Specifically, we served as the phased occupancy/turnover consultant, Construction Fire Safety Consultant, Firestopping Special Inspector, and Smoke Control Special Inspector.

Code Red Consultants worked with Millennium Partners in the development of a Phased Occupancy Plan for the building (including phasing of the fire alarm system) which helped to allow the building to open on time with ongoing Connector/upper floor construction while maintaining the necessary levels of fire protection and life safety for the building.

In conjunction with Suffolk Construction, we worked to develop a comprehensive NFPA 241, Construction Fire Safety Program to ensure the project was completed on time while mitigating the risk of fire during construction. Code Red also worked with Millennium Partners to develop and implement an owner’s master construction fire safety program that allowed for building occupancy with continued ongoing base building work.

In serving as both the Firestopping and Smoke Control Special Inspector, our scope was to confirm that all fire rated joint assemblies and penetrations of passive fire rated barriers had been appropriately installed and the buildings stair pressurization, below-grade smoke control, and atrium smoke control systems were adequately installed, commissioned, and integrated ensuring a fire safe environment for building occupants.

The Bon, Boston, MA

The Bon on Boylston Street in Boston, MA is a newly constructed residential high-rise building with ground floor retail and space for a future black box theater. The project was part of the BPDA’s Compact Living pilot program, providing residents with efficient living units and large amenity areas for socializing and living.

For the design phase of the project, Code Red Consultants served as the project’s code consultant to Gensler, to provide Fire Protection, Life Safety and Accessibility Consulting Services.  Our involvement included discussions with the City of Boston and securing state variances.

During the construction, Code Red Consultants, in collaboration with SCAPE USA and Suffolk Construction, developed a NFPA 241 Construction Fire Safety Plan, provided turnover services, and served as the smoke control special inspector.

Location

Boston, Mass.

Size

16,000 SF

Completion

2022

Rendering Credit

Gensler

The Bon, Boston, MA

The Bon on Boylston Street in Boston, MA is a newly constructed residential high-rise building with ground floor retail and space for a future black box theater. The project was part of the BPDA’s Compact Living pilot program, providing residents with efficient living units and large amenity areas for socializing and living.

For the design phase of the project, Code Red Consultants served as the project’s code consultant to Gensler, to provide Fire Protection, Life Safety and Accessibility Consulting Services.  Our involvement included discussions with the City of Boston and securing state variances.

During the construction, Code Red Consultants, in collaboration with SCAPE USA and Suffolk Construction, developed a NFPA 241 Construction Fire Safety Plan, provided turnover services, and served as the smoke control special inspector.

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.

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.

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

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 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.

Bower: Fenway Center, Phase 1

Bower is the first phase of the Fenway Center project, a group of high-rise buildings along Boston’s Beacon Street near Fenway Park. Bower is an approximately 430,000 square foot mixed-use high rise, with 312 dwelling units spread across two towers – one 9 stories, the other 14 stories plus mechanical and amenity levels. Both towers share a common three-story podium, with two levels of enclosed parking and an additional level of core-shell retail space. The project also shares air rights over the MBTA’s Lansdowne Commuter Rail station and included renovations to the station’s platform and access from Beacon Street.

Code Red Consultants partnered with the developer, Gerding Edlen, and general contractor, John Moriarty & Associates (JMA), to develop an NFPA 241 Construction Fire Safety Plan and a Phased Occupancy Plan for the complex site that spreads across multiple jurisdictions. Code Red additionally served as the special inspector to commission the smoke control systems in the building, which were also brought online in a phased approach in the two towers.

Location

Boston, Mass.

Size

430,000 SF

Completion

October 2020

Bower: Fenway Center, Phase 1

Bower is the first phase of the Fenway Center project, a group of high-rise buildings along Boston’s Beacon Street near Fenway Park. Bower is an approximately 430,000 square foot mixed-use high rise, with 312 dwelling units spread across two towers – one 9 stories, the other 14 stories plus mechanical and amenity levels. Both towers share a common three-story podium, with two levels of enclosed parking and an additional level of core-shell retail space. The project also shares air rights over the MBTA’s Lansdowne Commuter Rail station and included renovations to the station’s platform and access from Beacon Street.

Code Red Consultants partnered with the developer, Gerding Edlen, and general contractor, John Moriarty & Associates (JMA), to develop an NFPA 241 Construction Fire Safety Plan and a Phased Occupancy Plan for the complex site that spreads across multiple jurisdictions. Code Red additionally served as the special inspector to commission the smoke control systems in the building, which were also brought online in a phased approach in the two towers.

Massport Parcel K

Code Red Consultants teamed in conjunction with Phoenix Property Company, HP Boston Partners, and Suffolk Construction on the new Massport Parcel K Development. The project revitalized the far end of the Seaport headed into the Raymond J. Flynn Marine Industrial park. The development includes a hotel and residential tower, above a two-story podium containing exterior gathering, retail, and restaurant spaces for both tenants and the general public. Code Red worked with Suffolk to develop and implement a complex NFPA 241 Construction Fire Safety Plan to meet an aggressive project schedule while maintaining the necessary levels of safety for building constructors. In addition, Code Red served as the special inspector to commission the smoke control systems within each tower.

Location

Boston, Mass.

Size

12 stories

Completion

August 2020

Massport Parcel K

Code Red Consultants teamed in conjunction with Phoenix Property Company, HP Boston Partners, and Suffolk Construction on the new Massport Parcel K Development. The project revitalized the far end of the Seaport headed into the Raymond J. Flynn Marine Industrial park. The development includes a hotel and residential tower, above a two-story podium containing exterior gathering, retail, and restaurant spaces for both tenants and the general public. Code Red worked with Suffolk to develop and implement a complex NFPA 241 Construction Fire Safety Plan to meet an aggressive project schedule while maintaining the necessary levels of safety for building constructors. In addition, Code Red served as the special inspector to commission the smoke control systems within each tower.