Code Red Consultants

UMass Amherst Men’s Hockey Locker Room

As an NCAA Division 1 hockey team, UMass has built a program that has made them a perennial contender in the Hockey East Conference and winners of the Frozen Four national tournament in 2021. Code Red Consultants is proud to have served as the Code Consultant for a renovation project that resulted in a new locker room designed to unite and inspire the team — and its top recruits. Code Red Consultants worked with Jones Architecture to re-imagine a 4,000 sf space within the Mullins Center to provide locker, shower, and amenity facilities for the team, with consideration for fire protection, life safety, and accessibility compliance.

Location

Amherst, Mass.

Size

4,000 SF

Cost

$1.4 million

Completion

2021

Photography Credit

William Home Photography

UMass Amherst Men’s Hockey Locker Room

As an NCAA Division 1 hockey team, UMass has built a program that has made them a perennial contender in the Hockey East Conference and winners of the Frozen Four national tournament in 2021. Code Red Consultants is proud to have served as the Code Consultant for a renovation project that resulted in a new locker room designed to unite and inspire the team — and its top recruits. Code Red Consultants worked with Jones Architecture to re-imagine a 4,000 sf space within the Mullins Center to provide locker, shower, and amenity facilities for the team, with consideration for fire protection, life safety, and accessibility compliance.

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.

McLaren Greater Lansing Replacement Hospital

McLaren Health Care recently opened its new 517,000 SF hospital in Lansing, MI. Designed by HED and interiors architect Gresham Smith and constructed through the joint venture of Barton Malow and Christman, the new 9-story hospital is a complete replacement hospital on the outskirts of Lansing. The hospital includes several floor levels of inpatient treatment (including pediatrics, behavioral health, correctional, labor/delivery), two floor levels dedicated to operating rooms and pre/post operative care units, a new emergency department, and medical imaging units. Code Red Consultants served as the code consultant on the design side of the project, assisting HED in navigating complex code requirements relating to the new construction hospital to both the Michigan Building Code and NFPA 101, Life Safety Code. Code Red Consultants developed the overall code compliance approach for the project, conducted code reviews at each stage of design, participated in discussions with the Michigan Bureau of Fire Services, and developed the Life Safety Plans for the hospital. Additionally, Code Red Consultants completed several on-site inspections during construction to identify potential on-site deficiencies commonly cited by The Joint Commission and CMS. The facility began serving inpatients in March 2022.

Location

Lansing, Mich.

Size

517,000 SF

Cost

$236 million

Completion

2022

Photography Credit

HED

McLaren Greater Lansing Replacement Hospital

McLaren Health Care recently opened its new 517,000 SF hospital in Lansing, MI. Designed by HED and interiors architect Gresham Smith and constructed through the joint venture of Barton Malow and Christman, the new 9-story hospital is a complete replacement hospital on the outskirts of Lansing. The hospital includes several floor levels of inpatient treatment (including pediatrics, behavioral health, correctional, labor/delivery), two floor levels dedicated to operating rooms and pre/post operative care units, a new emergency department, and medical imaging units. Code Red Consultants served as the code consultant on the design side of the project, assisting HED in navigating complex code requirements relating to the new construction hospital to both the Michigan Building Code and NFPA 101, Life Safety Code. Code Red Consultants developed the overall code compliance approach for the project, conducted code reviews at each stage of design, participated in discussions with the Michigan Bureau of Fire Services, and developed the Life Safety Plans for the hospital. Additionally, Code Red Consultants completed several on-site inspections during construction to identify potential on-site deficiencies commonly cited by The Joint Commission and CMS. The facility began serving inpatients in March 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.

Location

Cambridge, Mass.

Size

1.1 million SF

Completion

2022

Cambridge Crossing Parcels G & H

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

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

Worcester Veterans Affairs Community-Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC)

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

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

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

Location

Worcester, Mass.

Size

117,000 SF
4 Stories

Cost

$75 million

Completion

November 2021

Worcester Veterans Affairs Community-Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC)

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

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

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

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.

Loyola University’s Center for Innovation and Collaborative Learning

Originally constructed on the Campus of Loyola University in 1992, Beatty Hall was transformed into The Fernandez Center for Innovation and Collaborative Learning through a substantial renovation and expansion project led by Shepley Bulfinch. The newly renovated building serves as the central hub for the campus community and features active learning classrooms, creative labs and innovation spaces, career centers, interactive lounges, and a café.  In addition, the building also features a four-story atrium to enhance the communication amongst all floors in the building.

Code Red Consultants was responsible for developing and presenting the building’s code compliance approach to the City of Baltimore’s Building and Fire Departments. Code Red Consultants’ services included building, fire, and accessibility code consulting as well as performance-based design analysis of the atrium smoke control system using a computational fluid dynamics computer model.

Location

Baltimore, Maryland

Size

61,600 GSF

Cost

$40 million

Completion

Winter 2021

Photography Credit

Shepley Bulfinch

Loyola University’s Center for Innovation and Collaborative Learning

Originally constructed on the Campus of Loyola University in 1992, Beatty Hall was transformed into The Fernandez Center for Innovation and Collaborative Learning through a substantial renovation and expansion project led by Shepley Bulfinch. The newly renovated building serves as the central hub for the campus community and features active learning classrooms, creative labs and innovation spaces, career centers, interactive lounges, and a café.  In addition, the building also features a four-story atrium to enhance the communication amongst all floors in the building.

Code Red Consultants was responsible for developing and presenting the building’s code compliance approach to the City of Baltimore’s Building and Fire Departments. Code Red Consultants’ services included building, fire, and accessibility code consulting as well as performance-based design analysis of the atrium smoke control system using a computational fluid dynamics computer model.

Commonwealth Building, Boston, MA

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

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

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

Location

Boston, Mass.

Size

130,000 SF

Cost

$60-64 million

Completion

January 2022

Photography Credit

Related Beal and Mark Woods

Commonwealth Building, Boston, MA

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

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

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

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.

UMass Amherst Student Union

Originally constructed in 1957, the UMass Amherst Student Union Building underwent a revitalization project lead by Shepley Bulfinch. The renovation and expansion transformed the facility into a modern hub of student activity and interaction containing a variety of student organization offices, a cafeteria, a double-height ballroom, and student commercial enterprises.

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 an alternative compliance approach to allow for additional floor area in the existing building as well as a State Plumbing Code Variance received for the use of gang restrooms consisting of gender-neutral water closets and shared lavatories. Code Red Consultants also assisted in the development of a unique vertical opening approach consisting of a series of two-story vertical openings separated by movable fire shutters to provide interconnection between three floors while maintaining compliance with the 9th Edition of 780 CMR.

Location

Amherst, Mass.

Size

108,000 SF

Cost

$62 million

Completion

Fall 2020

UMass Amherst Student Union

Originally constructed in 1957, the UMass Amherst Student Union Building underwent a revitalization project lead by Shepley Bulfinch. The renovation and expansion transformed the facility into a modern hub of student activity and interaction containing a variety of student organization offices, a cafeteria, a double-height ballroom, and student commercial enterprises.

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 an alternative compliance approach to allow for additional floor area in the existing building as well as a State Plumbing Code Variance received for the use of gang restrooms consisting of gender-neutral water closets and shared lavatories. Code Red Consultants also assisted in the development of a unique vertical opening approach consisting of a series of two-story vertical openings separated by movable fire shutters to provide interconnection between three floors while maintaining compliance with the 9th Edition of 780 CMR.