Code Red Consultants

105 West 1st Street

105 West First street is a new 7-story, 263,500 SF cutting edge life science and research building located in the Boston Seaport. The building is the new home to CRISPR Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company that specializes in transformative gene-based medicines and contains a variety of spaces, including research and development laboratories, office and collaboration spaces, and a fitness center and parking garage. The Ground floor level is designed to also host a range of community activities.

Serving as the project’s code consultant, Code Red Consultants was responsible for developing and presenting the building’s code compliance approach to the City of Boston’s Building and Fire Departments. Working with the base building architect, Payette, and the tenant fit out architect, Jacobs, Code Red Consultants’ services included building, fire, accessibility, and hazardous materials code consulting and Boston Fire Department laboratory permitting support.  These services included the development of a vertical opening protection approach in concert with the laboratory chemical protection approach utilizing a mix of control areas and Group H occupancies.

During construction, Code Red Consultants served as the project Smoke Control and Firestopping Special Inspector as well as providing NFPA 241, Construction Fire Safety Program support to Breakthrough Properties and Consigli Construction. In this capacity, we were responsible for conducting design and shop drawing level documentation reviews across multiple disciplines, developing Test Plans for building smoke control systems, conducting field inspections during construction, and verifying performance of the smoke control systems at the completion of construction.

Location

Boston, Mass.

Size

7 stories
263,500 SF

Cost

$88 million

Completion

2022

105 West 1st Street

105 West First street is a new 7-story, 263,500 SF cutting edge life science and research building located in the Boston Seaport. The building is the new home to CRISPR Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company that specializes in transformative gene-based medicines and contains a variety of spaces, including research and development laboratories, office and collaboration spaces, and a fitness center and parking garage. The Ground floor level is designed to also host a range of community activities.

Serving as the project’s code consultant, Code Red Consultants was responsible for developing and presenting the building’s code compliance approach to the City of Boston’s Building and Fire Departments. Working with the base building architect, Payette, and the tenant fit out architect, Jacobs, Code Red Consultants’ services included building, fire, accessibility, and hazardous materials code consulting and Boston Fire Department laboratory permitting support.  These services included the development of a vertical opening protection approach in concert with the laboratory chemical protection approach utilizing a mix of control areas and Group H occupancies.

During construction, Code Red Consultants served as the project Smoke Control and Firestopping Special Inspector as well as providing NFPA 241, Construction Fire Safety Program support to Breakthrough Properties and Consigli Construction. In this capacity, we were responsible for conducting design and shop drawing level documentation reviews across multiple disciplines, developing Test Plans for building smoke control systems, conducting field inspections during construction, and verifying performance of the smoke control systems at the completion of construction.

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.

Biogen Building 8

Code Red Consultants served as the Registered Design Professional for the fire alarm system retrofit design project at Biogen Building 8 in Cambridge, MA, where final testing was completed in March of 2022.

The existing 7-story high-rise, mixed-use building contains almost 260,000 gross square feet of laboratories, office space, and assembly areas. Building 8 is also volumetrically connected to the adjacent Building 9 via pedestrian walkway.

The new fire alarm system is a fully addressable Emergency Voice/Alarm Communication System (EVACS) which uses both public mode and private mode signaling, necessitated by the unique occupancies of the building. The new fire alarm system was designed with integration in mind as various ancillary system controls (HVAC/damper operations, elevator recall, A/V overrides, etc.) were transferred from the existing system to the new system. In addition, the new fire alarm system was provided with a dedicated Firefighter’s Smoke Control Panel which migrated control and supervision of the existing smoke control systems from the Building Automation System (BAS) to the fire alarm system in a seamless transition.

Location

125 Broadway, Cambridge, Mass.

Size

257,500 GSF
7 stories

Completion

2022

Biogen Building 8

Code Red Consultants served as the Registered Design Professional for the fire alarm system retrofit design project at Biogen Building 8 in Cambridge, MA, where final testing was completed in March of 2022.

The existing 7-story high-rise, mixed-use building contains almost 260,000 gross square feet of laboratories, office space, and assembly areas. Building 8 is also volumetrically connected to the adjacent Building 9 via pedestrian walkway.

The new fire alarm system is a fully addressable Emergency Voice/Alarm Communication System (EVACS) which uses both public mode and private mode signaling, necessitated by the unique occupancies of the building. The new fire alarm system was designed with integration in mind as various ancillary system controls (HVAC/damper operations, elevator recall, A/V overrides, etc.) were transferred from the existing system to the new system. In addition, the new fire alarm system was provided with a dedicated Firefighter’s Smoke Control Panel which migrated control and supervision of the existing smoke control systems from the Building Automation System (BAS) to the fire alarm system in a seamless transition.

Harvard University Science and Engineering Complex, Boston, MA

The new Harvard University Science and Engineering Complex (SEC) is an eight-story, 544,000 square foot building featuring a variety of classrooms, wet and dry research labs, amenity spaces, and teaching labs.  The building’s two glazed atria provide vertical interconnection between multiple stories and allow for light-filled gathering and social areas.  This LEED Platinum building paired sustainability and performance with a striking exterior and interior design to create a center for scientific research and student gathering.

Serving as the project’s code consultant, Code Red Consultants was responsible for developing and presenting the building’s code compliance approach to the City of Boston’s Building and Fire Departments. Working with architect Behnisch Architekten, Code Red Consultants’ services included building, fire, accessibility, and hazardous materials code consulting as well as performance-based design analysis of the atrium smoke control system using a computational fluid dynamics computer model.  Included in the code approach were several State Building Code Variances related to (1) sprinkle-protected glass control area boundaries, (2) stair discharge through an atrium, and (3) the storage of flammable liquids in a basement.

During construction, Code Red Consultants served as the project NFPA 3 & 4 Commissioning & Integrated Testing Agent, as well as the Smoke Control Special Inspector.  In this capacity, we were 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. We also worked closely with the design team and University to prepare the Boston Fire Department (BFD) Place of Assembly permit drawings and applications for the numerous and flexible amenity areas of the building.

Location

Boston, Mass.

Size

544,000 SF

Cost

$1 billion

Completion

2021

Photography Credit

Brad Feinknopf/OTTO (designed by Behnisch Architekten)

Rending Credit

Behnisch Architekten

Harvard University Science and Engineering Complex, Boston, MA

The new Harvard University Science and Engineering Complex (SEC) is an eight-story, 544,000 square foot building featuring a variety of classrooms, wet and dry research labs, amenity spaces, and teaching labs.  The building’s two glazed atria provide vertical interconnection between multiple stories and allow for light-filled gathering and social areas.  This LEED Platinum building paired sustainability and performance with a striking exterior and interior design to create a center for scientific research and student gathering.

Serving as the project’s code consultant, Code Red Consultants was responsible for developing and presenting the building’s code compliance approach to the City of Boston’s Building and Fire Departments. Working with architect Behnisch Architekten, Code Red Consultants’ services included building, fire, accessibility, and hazardous materials code consulting as well as performance-based design analysis of the atrium smoke control system using a computational fluid dynamics computer model.  Included in the code approach were several State Building Code Variances related to (1) sprinkle-protected glass control area boundaries, (2) stair discharge through an atrium, and (3) the storage of flammable liquids in a basement.

During construction, Code Red Consultants served as the project NFPA 3 & 4 Commissioning & Integrated Testing Agent, as well as the Smoke Control Special Inspector.  In this capacity, we were 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. We also worked closely with the design team and University to prepare the Boston Fire Department (BFD) Place of Assembly permit drawings and applications for the numerous and flexible amenity areas of the building.

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.

Puritan Medical Products

COVID-19 has put a strain on existing testing swab manufacturing facilities prompting Puritan Medical Products to expand their existing capabilities. The decision was made to renovate and refresh an existing 144,000-square-foot manufacturing and warehouse facility at 129 North Main Street in Pittsfield, Maine. The existing property and structure had not been in operational use for a few years and needed significant architectural, mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) upgrades to support the new state of the art equipment for their manufacturing process. In order to meet the immediate demand for swabs, an aggressive design build project delivery schedule was implemented by Puritan Medical and the building Owner/General Contractor Cianbro. This approach provided the project with a single point of responsibility, while allowing the designers and contractor to work together to complete the project within a few months from commencement.

Code Red Consultants worked closely with Ci Design in order to deliver a safe and efficient building. There were many unique challenges throughout the project due to the older character of the existing building, including mixed construction type and multiple additions that required reconciliation to result in a unified facility. After a quick transformation, the facility now serves as the modern manufacturing and warehouse space best suited to meet the company’s and country’s current needs.

Excitingly, Puritan Medical Products has partnered with the same project delivery team for a second facility. The scope of that project will be to further expand production of the testing swaps to support local and national demands.

Location

Pittsfield, Maine

Size

144,000 SF

Completion

2020

Puritan Medical Products

COVID-19 has put a strain on existing testing swab manufacturing facilities prompting Puritan Medical Products to expand their existing capabilities. The decision was made to renovate and refresh an existing 144,000-square-foot manufacturing and warehouse facility at 129 North Main Street in Pittsfield, Maine. The existing property and structure had not been in operational use for a few years and needed significant architectural, mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) upgrades to support the new state of the art equipment for their manufacturing process. In order to meet the immediate demand for swabs, an aggressive design build project delivery schedule was implemented by Puritan Medical and the building Owner/General Contractor Cianbro. This approach provided the project with a single point of responsibility, while allowing the designers and contractor to work together to complete the project within a few months from commencement.

Code Red Consultants worked closely with Ci Design in order to deliver a safe and efficient building. There were many unique challenges throughout the project due to the older character of the existing building, including mixed construction type and multiple additions that required reconciliation to result in a unified facility. After a quick transformation, the facility now serves as the modern manufacturing and warehouse space best suited to meet the company’s and country’s current needs.

Excitingly, Puritan Medical Products has partnered with the same project delivery team for a second facility. The scope of that project will be to further expand production of the testing swaps to support local and national demands.

One Kendall Square Campus

Code Red Consultants (CRC) has provided code consulting services on the One Kendall Square Campus to direct to the Building Owner associated with laboratory chemical storage and use compliance. Starting in 2017, CRC performed an initial assessment of the 7-building campus to document and evaluate existing conditions and establish a master plan concept for compliance that the owner could utilize on future tenant fit out and renovation projects. Since that time, CRC has continued to provide support on a project-by-project basis to ensure that a consistent control area compliance approach in accordance with the Massachusetts State Building Code and Comprehensive Fire Code was implemented. The control area compliance strategy includes navigating challenges such as vertical openings and building connections with varying construction types. Most recently, Code Red Consultants provided support associated with obtaining flammable licenses with the City of Cambridge for two of the buildings on campus to support the evolving needs of the multi-tenant laboratory tenants. Additional work on campus includes the preparation of NFPA 241 Construction Fire Safety Plans as well as egress and accessibility consulting services.

Location

Cambridge, Mass.

Size

676,000 SF

Completion

ongoing

One Kendall Square Campus

Code Red Consultants (CRC) has provided code consulting services on the One Kendall Square Campus to direct to the Building Owner associated with laboratory chemical storage and use compliance. Starting in 2017, CRC performed an initial assessment of the 7-building campus to document and evaluate existing conditions and establish a master plan concept for compliance that the owner could utilize on future tenant fit out and renovation projects. Since that time, CRC has continued to provide support on a project-by-project basis to ensure that a consistent control area compliance approach in accordance with the Massachusetts State Building Code and Comprehensive Fire Code was implemented. The control area compliance strategy includes navigating challenges such as vertical openings and building connections with varying construction types. Most recently, Code Red Consultants provided support associated with obtaining flammable licenses with the City of Cambridge for two of the buildings on campus to support the evolving needs of the multi-tenant laboratory tenants. Additional work on campus includes the preparation of NFPA 241 Construction Fire Safety Plans as well as egress and accessibility consulting services.

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.

Rockwell Integrated Sciences Center, Lafayette College

Designed by Payette and serving as the new departmental home for Biology and Computer Science, the Integrated Sciences Center at Lafayette College is a 5-story building on a central campus courtyard that includes teaching labs, research labs, offices, a café, a rooftop greenhouse, and a spatially dynamic atrium that extends four stories. Code Red Consultants had several roles to play on the project both in design and during construction. During design, we provided fire protection and life safety code consulting services. The nature of the laboratory-focused facility necessitated our expertise on the use/storage of hazardous materials as well as the location and distribution of fire-separated control areas throughout the building. Strategic coordination was necessary given the adjacent central atrium, which was a focal point of the structure. We documented the code compliance approach of the fire-rated separations and egress compliance in a set of life safety drawings we developed for the permit submission. Due to the unique geometry of the atrium and requirement for emergency smoke exhaust, we also provided performance-based fire/smoke modeling services to evaluate tenability during egress and help size the roof-mounted exhaust fans and natural supply locations.

During construction, Code Red Consultants also served as the project smoke control special inspector. In this capacity, we were responsible for conducting design and shop drawing level documentation reviews across multiple disciplines, development of test plans for building smoke control, conducting field inspections during construction, and verifying performance of the smoke control system at the completion of construction. Code Red Consultants worked in conjunction with Turner Construction to coordinate testing within the building to ensure successful final acceptance testing by the City of Easton Building and Fire Departments and on-time delivery of the building to the Owner. The building was available to be shown off for an open house and tours on the first day of the Fall 2019 semester.

Location

Easton, PA

Size

103,000 GSF

Cost

$64 million

Completion

August 2019

Rockwell Integrated Sciences Center, Lafayette College

Designed by Payette and serving as the new departmental home for Biology and Computer Science, the Integrated Sciences Center at Lafayette College is a 5-story building on a central campus courtyard that includes teaching labs, research labs, offices, a café, a rooftop greenhouse, and a spatially dynamic atrium that extends four stories. Code Red Consultants had several roles to play on the project both in design and during construction. During design, we provided fire protection and life safety code consulting services. The nature of the laboratory-focused facility necessitated our expertise on the use/storage of hazardous materials as well as the location and distribution of fire-separated control areas throughout the building. Strategic coordination was necessary given the adjacent central atrium, which was a focal point of the structure. We documented the code compliance approach of the fire-rated separations and egress compliance in a set of life safety drawings we developed for the permit submission. Due to the unique geometry of the atrium and requirement for emergency smoke exhaust, we also provided performance-based fire/smoke modeling services to evaluate tenability during egress and help size the roof-mounted exhaust fans and natural supply locations.

During construction, Code Red Consultants also served as the project smoke control special inspector. In this capacity, we were responsible for conducting design and shop drawing level documentation reviews across multiple disciplines, development of test plans for building smoke control, conducting field inspections during construction, and verifying performance of the smoke control system at the completion of construction. Code Red Consultants worked in conjunction with Turner Construction to coordinate testing within the building to ensure successful final acceptance testing by the City of Easton Building and Fire Departments and on-time delivery of the building to the Owner. The building was available to be shown off for an open house and tours on the first day of the Fall 2019 semester.

Parcel JK, Cambridge Crossing

Parcel JK is the first building to come online in the 4.5 M SF mixed-use Cambridge Crossing neighborhood currently in development by DivcoWest. Designed as a state-of-the-art science and technology building, Parcel JK comprises approximately 430,000 gsf across 11 aboveground stories, 3 levels of underground parking and retail space on Level 1. During the Core Shell and Tenant Fit-Out phases of construction, Code Red Consultants served as the project NFPA 3&4 Commissioning & Integrated Testing Agent, Smoke Control Special Inspector, and Firestopping Special Inspector (Tenant Fit-Out only). In this capacity, 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 and tenant fire and life safety systems were integrated with the building fire alarm system which required verification of proper control and/or monitoring. These systems included wet- and dry-pipe sprinkler and standpipe, fire pump, bi-directional amplifier system, elevators, fire and/or smoke dampers, HVAC systems, security systems, emergency power, post-fire smoke removal, clean agent fire suppression, and stair pressurization. Code Red Consultants worked in conjunction with John Moriarty & Associates to coordinate requirement and testing across multiple trades to ensure successful testing with the City of Cambridge Building and Fire Departments and on-time delivery of the building to the Owner. The Core Shell Building received its Temporary Certificate of Occupancy in Summer 2019 followed by a Certificate of Occupancy for the Philips North American Innovation Center in the Winter of 2019.

Location

Cambridge, Mass.

Size

430,000 GSF

Completion

Core/Shell Summer 2019 with Phillips Fit-Out Winter 2019

Parcel JK, Cambridge Crossing

Parcel JK is the first building to come online in the 4.5 M SF mixed-use Cambridge Crossing neighborhood currently in development by DivcoWest. Designed as a state-of-the-art science and technology building, Parcel JK comprises approximately 430,000 gsf across 11 aboveground stories, 3 levels of underground parking and retail space on Level 1. During the Core Shell and Tenant Fit-Out phases of construction, Code Red Consultants served as the project NFPA 3&4 Commissioning & Integrated Testing Agent, Smoke Control Special Inspector, and Firestopping Special Inspector (Tenant Fit-Out only). In this capacity, 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 and tenant fire and life safety systems were integrated with the building fire alarm system which required verification of proper control and/or monitoring. These systems included wet- and dry-pipe sprinkler and standpipe, fire pump, bi-directional amplifier system, elevators, fire and/or smoke dampers, HVAC systems, security systems, emergency power, post-fire smoke removal, clean agent fire suppression, and stair pressurization. Code Red Consultants worked in conjunction with John Moriarty & Associates to coordinate requirement and testing across multiple trades to ensure successful testing with the City of Cambridge Building and Fire Departments and on-time delivery of the building to the Owner. The Core Shell Building received its Temporary Certificate of Occupancy in Summer 2019 followed by a Certificate of Occupancy for the Philips North American Innovation Center in the Winter of 2019.