Code Red Consultants

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.

NEMA Boston

NEMA Boston is located in the Seaport neighborhood at 399 Congress Street and considered as Boston’s smartest new apartment residence. The building is 21-stories in height with three subgrade parking levels and consists largely of dwelling units with accessory parking. The top floor is dedicated to amenities and contains a skyline pool framed by Boston’s breathtaking views.

Code Red Consultants was retained by the building owner, Crescent Heights, to provide fire protection and life safety consulting services as part of the project. Our services included the development of a NFPA 241 Construction Fire Safety Plan to provide the Boston 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 John Moriarty & Associates (JMA), Code Red Consultants also worked to develop and implement a phased occupancy plan and an owner’s master construction fire safety program to allow for lower levels of the building to be occupied in phases while construction continued on the upper levels.

Code Red Consultants was also responsible for performing Smoke Control Special Inspections of the building’s pressurized stairways. During inspection, the smoke control special inspector (SCSI) verified that the smoke control equipment and system complied with the requirements contained within the applicable codes. To achieve this, Code Red Consultants performed drawing reviews of shop submittals, participated in meetings with the design team and AHJ’s, conducted site visits to witness duct leakage testing and to review damper locations and installation, and piloted comprehensive integrated testing of the smoke control, fire alarm, fire protection systems, and electrical systems. The systems were accepted by the Boston Fire Department on the first acceptance test, helping JMA and Crescent Heights complete the project.

Location

Boston, Mass.

Size

21 stories

Completion

2020

NEMA Boston

NEMA Boston is located in the Seaport neighborhood at 399 Congress Street and considered as Boston’s smartest new apartment residence. The building is 21-stories in height with three subgrade parking levels and consists largely of dwelling units with accessory parking. The top floor is dedicated to amenities and contains a skyline pool framed by Boston’s breathtaking views.

Code Red Consultants was retained by the building owner, Crescent Heights, to provide fire protection and life safety consulting services as part of the project. Our services included the development of a NFPA 241 Construction Fire Safety Plan to provide the Boston 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 John Moriarty & Associates (JMA), Code Red Consultants also worked to develop and implement a phased occupancy plan and an owner’s master construction fire safety program to allow for lower levels of the building to be occupied in phases while construction continued on the upper levels.

Code Red Consultants was also responsible for performing Smoke Control Special Inspections of the building’s pressurized stairways. During inspection, the smoke control special inspector (SCSI) verified that the smoke control equipment and system complied with the requirements contained within the applicable codes. To achieve this, Code Red Consultants performed drawing reviews of shop submittals, participated in meetings with the design team and AHJ’s, conducted site visits to witness duct leakage testing and to review damper locations and installation, and piloted comprehensive integrated testing of the smoke control, fire alarm, fire protection systems, and electrical systems. The systems were accepted by the Boston Fire Department on the first acceptance test, helping JMA and Crescent Heights complete the project.

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.

Cambria Hotel

Six West Broadway is the home of the new 14-story, 159 room, Cambria Hotel Boston, the city’s newest boutique hotel located in South Boston. Hotel amenities include a fitness center, meeting rooms and a banquet room with expansive city views. A restaurant is located on the hotel’s ground level with service to a seasonal roof deck restaurant & lounge. Adding a unique twist, the restaurant has a literary motif, featuring a collection of antique typewriters, and antique books by Boston publishers, featuring Boston subjects and even includes some first editions!

Code Red Consultants was retained by the General Contractor, Consigli Construction Co., to provide fire protection and life safety consulting services as part of the project. Our services included preparation of an NFPA 241 Plan Construction Fire Safety Plan which addressed the construction from the beginning of the foundation pour all the way through the final certificate of occupancy stages. The Plan was developed to provide the Boston 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.

Additionally, Code Red Consultants was responsible for performing Smoke Control Special Inspections of the building’s pressurized stairways. During inspection, the Smoke Control Special Inspector (SCSI) verified that the smoke control equipment and system complied with the requirements contained within the applicable codes. To achieve this, Code Red Consultants performed drawing reviews of shop submittals, participated in meetings with the design team and AHJ’s, conducted site visits to witness duct leakage testing and to review damper locations and installation, and piloted comprehensive integrated testing of the smoke control, fire alarm, fire protection systems, and electrical systems.

Location

South Boston, Mass.

Size

87,000 SF
159-room hotel

Completion

October 2019

Cambria Hotel

Six West Broadway is the home of the new 14-story, 159 room, Cambria Hotel Boston, the city’s newest boutique hotel located in South Boston. Hotel amenities include a fitness center, meeting rooms and a banquet room with expansive city views. A restaurant is located on the hotel’s ground level with service to a seasonal roof deck restaurant & lounge. Adding a unique twist, the restaurant has a literary motif, featuring a collection of antique typewriters, and antique books by Boston publishers, featuring Boston subjects and even includes some first editions!

Code Red Consultants was retained by the General Contractor, Consigli Construction Co., to provide fire protection and life safety consulting services as part of the project. Our services included preparation of an NFPA 241 Plan Construction Fire Safety Plan which addressed the construction from the beginning of the foundation pour all the way through the final certificate of occupancy stages. The Plan was developed to provide the Boston 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.

Additionally, Code Red Consultants was responsible for performing Smoke Control Special Inspections of the building’s pressurized stairways. During inspection, the Smoke Control Special Inspector (SCSI) verified that the smoke control equipment and system complied with the requirements contained within the applicable codes. To achieve this, Code Red Consultants performed drawing reviews of shop submittals, participated in meetings with the design team and AHJ’s, conducted site visits to witness duct leakage testing and to review damper locations and installation, and piloted comprehensive integrated testing of the smoke control, fire alarm, fire protection systems, and electrical systems.

Education First Phase III

Hult International Business School provides students with the ability to travel across the world, retain a college education, and develop the ability to conquer the business world. One of their many campuses is right here in Cambridge Massachusetts, located in the quickly developing Cambridge Crossing campus. The new Education First EF-III building was constructed to provide students with modern dormitories and recreational space allowing for a fluid environment for business relationships to flourish.

The new 12-Story building, constructed by Skanska, stands at 149’ tall and encompasses a total gross square footage of 282,230. The building includes dormitory living units, amenity and recreational spaces, and two floors of parking garage.

Throughout construction, Code Red Consultants developed a fire protection and life safety systems NFPA 3&4 report. The deliverable highlighted the fire protection systems throughout the building as well as the testing and commissioning requirements. This report set guidelines and expectations for construction team regarding how the systems should operate and be tested. Life safety system commissioning included but was not limited to the building fire alarm system, emergency voice alarm communication systems, wet sprinkler systems, dry sprinkler systems, Ansul systems, security system integration, HVAC system integration, smoke removal systems, and smoke control systems. Though the integrated life safety system commissioning required extensive coordination and no shortage of challenges, the Code Red team witnessed a successful test in time for the certificate of occupancy deadline.

Location

Cambridge, Mass.

Size

300,000 GSF

Completion

2019

Education First Phase III

Hult International Business School provides students with the ability to travel across the world, retain a college education, and develop the ability to conquer the business world. One of their many campuses is right here in Cambridge Massachusetts, located in the quickly developing Cambridge Crossing campus. The new Education First EF-III building was constructed to provide students with modern dormitories and recreational space allowing for a fluid environment for business relationships to flourish.

The new 12-Story building, constructed by Skanska, stands at 149’ tall and encompasses a total gross square footage of 282,230. The building includes dormitory living units, amenity and recreational spaces, and two floors of parking garage.

Throughout construction, Code Red Consultants developed a fire protection and life safety systems NFPA 3&4 report. The deliverable highlighted the fire protection systems throughout the building as well as the testing and commissioning requirements. This report set guidelines and expectations for construction team regarding how the systems should operate and be tested. Life safety system commissioning included but was not limited to the building fire alarm system, emergency voice alarm communication systems, wet sprinkler systems, dry sprinkler systems, Ansul systems, security system integration, HVAC system integration, smoke removal systems, and smoke control systems. Though the integrated life safety system commissioning required extensive coordination and no shortage of challenges, the Code Red team witnessed a successful test in time for the certificate of occupancy deadline.

Proto

Boston Properties has been invested in Kendall Square for more than 30 years, and was inspired by the growing energy of the neighborhood to build apartments that offer the right blend of convenience, amenities, culture, and value for residents. Proto, a new Kendall Square apartment building located at 88 Ames Street, is a great example of this connected lifestyle, offering luxury apartments with city views, cool apartment building amenities, proximity to public transportation, and all the best the neighborhood has to offer.

The 22-story, mixed-use tower located in the heart of Kendall Square features 280 apartment residences and 16,000 SF of retail. Resident amenities at Proto include 24-hour concierge service, an outdoor terrace, an indoor fireside lounge, an in-house coffee lounge, collaborative work spaces, a fitness room, and a communal kitchen and dining room. Thirty-six residences at Proto will be designated affordable.

Code Red Consultants served as the smoke control special inspector and fire commissioning agent for the project, responsible for inspecting and testing the building’s smoke control systems as well as performing integrated testing of the building’s fire protection and life safety systems. Due to the project’s tight construction schedule, the firm’s early design reviews played an important role in ensuring the success of the project. Working in conjunction with both the design and construction teams, Code Red Consultants was able to identify ambiguity in the design documents and worked to clarify each trade’s required scope relative to their integration with one another. This level of involvement mitigated the potential for last minute change orders that could have caused a delay to the project’s opening.

FXCollaborative was the architect, and John Moriarty & Associates was the general contractor for the project.

Location

Cambridge, Mass.

Size

22 stories

Cost

$140 million

Completion

2018

Photography Credit

Boston Properties

Proto

Boston Properties has been invested in Kendall Square for more than 30 years, and was inspired by the growing energy of the neighborhood to build apartments that offer the right blend of convenience, amenities, culture, and value for residents. Proto, a new Kendall Square apartment building located at 88 Ames Street, is a great example of this connected lifestyle, offering luxury apartments with city views, cool apartment building amenities, proximity to public transportation, and all the best the neighborhood has to offer.

The 22-story, mixed-use tower located in the heart of Kendall Square features 280 apartment residences and 16,000 SF of retail. Resident amenities at Proto include 24-hour concierge service, an outdoor terrace, an indoor fireside lounge, an in-house coffee lounge, collaborative work spaces, a fitness room, and a communal kitchen and dining room. Thirty-six residences at Proto will be designated affordable.

Code Red Consultants served as the smoke control special inspector and fire commissioning agent for the project, responsible for inspecting and testing the building’s smoke control systems as well as performing integrated testing of the building’s fire protection and life safety systems. Due to the project’s tight construction schedule, the firm’s early design reviews played an important role in ensuring the success of the project. Working in conjunction with both the design and construction teams, Code Red Consultants was able to identify ambiguity in the design documents and worked to clarify each trade’s required scope relative to their integration with one another. This level of involvement mitigated the potential for last minute change orders that could have caused a delay to the project’s opening.

FXCollaborative was the architect, and John Moriarty & Associates was the general contractor for the project.