Code Red Consultants

Innovation & Design Building Lab Repositioning

The historic Innovation and Design Building, located in Boston’s Seaport District, was originally constructed in 1918 and has served in many different capacities over the prior century. Today, the 8-story complex, a joint venture of Jamestown and Related Beal, consists of 1.4 million square feet across what are known as 17, 19, 21, 23, and 25 Drydock, each separated by a building separation.  The west end of the complex (the historic 17 and 19 Drydock) was combined to a single building and now comprises the Boston Design Center. As part of a recent project, a portion of the building underwent a lab repositioning, which included new base building infrastructure, first-floor chemical storage rooms, core and shell renovations on Floors 4 through 7, and new shaft construction.  Partially overlapping with the base building repositioning, eight tenant fit outs occurred on Floors 5 through 8 for new lab users. The design showrooms comprising the Boston Design Center were concentrated to the building’s first three floors.

On the design side, Code Red Consultants (CRC) worked with the base building architect, SGA, and with the fitout architects of many of the projects as the code consultant.  Key design features included the new building control area strategy planning and coordination for multi-tenant floors.

On the construction side, CRC worked with the base budling contractor, Wise, as well as the fitout contractors, Sterling, Columbia, and Lee Kennedy, to prepare the NFPA 241, Construction Fire Safety Plans, and provide periodic site walks in conjunction with the general contractors.

CRC served as the ongoing smoke control special inspector for the stair pressurization systems in the building, working to ensure the continued proper operation of the systems, including keeping them up and running during construction, and also by demonstrating passing test results prior to life safety testing.

Most critically, given the partially occupied nature of the building, the team was responsible for coordination across multiple trades and projects to ensure that a code compliant state of life safety systems was maintained throughout construction, culminating in successful testing with the City of Boston Building and Fire Departments at the time of Base Building turnover, which occurred while multiple fitout projects remained ongoing. Through coordination and planning, the building-wide approach captured the necessary condition of the fitout spaces during the fitout construction, while also appreciating the necessary level of protection afforded at the building-wide level and was fully documented in the building-wide Project Turnover Plan.

Location

Boston, Mass.

Size

250,000 SF

Completion

2022

Innovation & Design Building Lab Repositioning

The historic Innovation and Design Building, located in Boston’s Seaport District, was originally constructed in 1918 and has served in many different capacities over the prior century. Today, the 8-story complex, a joint venture of Jamestown and Related Beal, consists of 1.4 million square feet across what are known as 17, 19, 21, 23, and 25 Drydock, each separated by a building separation.  The west end of the complex (the historic 17 and 19 Drydock) was combined to a single building and now comprises the Boston Design Center. As part of a recent project, a portion of the building underwent a lab repositioning, which included new base building infrastructure, first-floor chemical storage rooms, core and shell renovations on Floors 4 through 7, and new shaft construction.  Partially overlapping with the base building repositioning, eight tenant fit outs occurred on Floors 5 through 8 for new lab users. The design showrooms comprising the Boston Design Center were concentrated to the building’s first three floors.

On the design side, Code Red Consultants (CRC) worked with the base building architect, SGA, and with the fitout architects of many of the projects as the code consultant.  Key design features included the new building control area strategy planning and coordination for multi-tenant floors.

On the construction side, CRC worked with the base budling contractor, Wise, as well as the fitout contractors, Sterling, Columbia, and Lee Kennedy, to prepare the NFPA 241, Construction Fire Safety Plans, and provide periodic site walks in conjunction with the general contractors.

CRC served as the ongoing smoke control special inspector for the stair pressurization systems in the building, working to ensure the continued proper operation of the systems, including keeping them up and running during construction, and also by demonstrating passing test results prior to life safety testing.

Most critically, given the partially occupied nature of the building, the team was responsible for coordination across multiple trades and projects to ensure that a code compliant state of life safety systems was maintained throughout construction, culminating in successful testing with the City of Boston Building and Fire Departments at the time of Base Building turnover, which occurred while multiple fitout projects remained ongoing. Through coordination and planning, the building-wide approach captured the necessary condition of the fitout spaces during the fitout construction, while also appreciating the necessary level of protection afforded at the building-wide level and was fully documented in the building-wide Project Turnover Plan.

Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center – Lebanon, NH

Code Red Consultants was proud to continue our involvement in the healthcare industry by providing testing and inspection services on the new Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center Patient Pavilion in Lebanon, NH.  The project consisted of a new, ground-up 240,000 square foot high-rise bed tower, connected to the existing hospital campus.

Serving as the Smoke Control Special Inspector, Code Red Consultants provided design and construction reviews as well as commissioning of both stair pressurization and elevator pressurization systems.  We also performed integrated testing on the fire alarm system to verify accurate and reliable reporting to the redundant alarm monitoring systems in place.

Fire protection and life safety systems are critically important in hospital environments, and we are pleased to be able to contribute to a great team which included Consigli Construction, Cornerstone Commissioning, HDR Architects and TCI Engineers.

Location

Lebanon, NH

Size

6 stories
240,000 SF

Completion

2023

Photography Credit

Dan Schwalm

Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center – Lebanon, NH

Code Red Consultants was proud to continue our involvement in the healthcare industry by providing testing and inspection services on the new Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center Patient Pavilion in Lebanon, NH.  The project consisted of a new, ground-up 240,000 square foot high-rise bed tower, connected to the existing hospital campus.

Serving as the Smoke Control Special Inspector, Code Red Consultants provided design and construction reviews as well as commissioning of both stair pressurization and elevator pressurization systems.  We also performed integrated testing on the fire alarm system to verify accurate and reliable reporting to the redundant alarm monitoring systems in place.

Fire protection and life safety systems are critically important in hospital environments, and we are pleased to be able to contribute to a great team which included Consigli Construction, Cornerstone Commissioning, HDR Architects and TCI Engineers.

Cambridge Crossing Parcel I (Park 151)

Code Red was happy to be a part of the team on the latest phase of the expanding, Cambridge Crossing Development; the Parcel I residential tower (aka Park 151).  Completed in December 2022 and already occupied with tenants, this first-class residential project included a new ground-up 20-story residential tower, first floor retail and amenities, bike parking, outdoor patio and pool, and 3-stories of below-grade parking.

Throughout the project Code Red provided multiple services including Smoke Control Special Inspections, Life Safety Integrated Testing & Commissioning, Mass Architectural Access Board (MAAB) accessibility consulting, and NFPA 241 Construction Safety Plan development.  We coordinated fire protection and life safety testing as well as turnover consulting in order to allow for phased occupancy to get the first group of new residents in on time while ensuring building safety as final construction was being completed.

Serving multiple roles on a project allows us to engage deeply with the Developer, General Contractor, Design Team, and Authorities Having Jurisdictions (AHJs), and take a proactive role in contributing to the project success.  We look forward to ongoing involvement as the Cambridge Crossing development continues to expand with more residential and commercial projects to come.

Location

Cambridge, Mass.

Size

542,000 SF

Completion

2022

Cambridge Crossing Parcel I (Park 151)

Code Red was happy to be a part of the team on the latest phase of the expanding, Cambridge Crossing Development; the Parcel I residential tower (aka Park 151).  Completed in December 2022 and already occupied with tenants, this first-class residential project included a new ground-up 20-story residential tower, first floor retail and amenities, bike parking, outdoor patio and pool, and 3-stories of below-grade parking.

Throughout the project Code Red provided multiple services including Smoke Control Special Inspections, Life Safety Integrated Testing & Commissioning, Mass Architectural Access Board (MAAB) accessibility consulting, and NFPA 241 Construction Safety Plan development.  We coordinated fire protection and life safety testing as well as turnover consulting in order to allow for phased occupancy to get the first group of new residents in on time while ensuring building safety as final construction was being completed.

Serving multiple roles on a project allows us to engage deeply with the Developer, General Contractor, Design Team, and Authorities Having Jurisdictions (AHJs), and take a proactive role in contributing to the project success.  We look forward to ongoing involvement as the Cambridge Crossing development continues to expand with more residential and commercial projects to come.

101 Cambridge Park Drive

101 Cambridge Park Drive is a new, 6-story, 160,000 SF lab building located in Cambridge, MA within walking distance of the Red Line stop at Alewife Station. The building houses companies that focus on labs and life science. The building also houses First Floor space for multiple retail tenants, flexible gathering spaces, indoor bike storage, and below-grade parking with EV charging stations.

Code Red Consultants worked with King Street Properties to serve as the Special Inspector for the project. Code Red was in charge of reviewing documentation of building integrated life safety systems, before developing and executing an integrated testing strategy for these systems. This involved developing system-specific Test Plans, conducting field inspections, and verifying system performance to both Code and Local AHJ requirements. Code Red Consultants also performed Third-party Firestopping Special Inspections and prepared NFPA 241, Construction Fire Safety Plans.

Code Red worked closely with the general contractor, Consigli, as well as various subcontractors across multiple disciplines to ensure that all the building smoke control and integrated life safety systems operated as expected. At the end of construction, Code Red assisted with demonstrating the performance of these systems to the City of Cambridge Building and Fire Departments.

Location

Cambridge, Mass.

Size

160,000 SF

Completion

2022

Photography Credit

King Street Properties

101 Cambridge Park Drive

101 Cambridge Park Drive is a new, 6-story, 160,000 SF lab building located in Cambridge, MA within walking distance of the Red Line stop at Alewife Station. The building houses companies that focus on labs and life science. The building also houses First Floor space for multiple retail tenants, flexible gathering spaces, indoor bike storage, and below-grade parking with EV charging stations.

Code Red Consultants worked with King Street Properties to serve as the Special Inspector for the project. Code Red was in charge of reviewing documentation of building integrated life safety systems, before developing and executing an integrated testing strategy for these systems. This involved developing system-specific Test Plans, conducting field inspections, and verifying system performance to both Code and Local AHJ requirements. Code Red Consultants also performed Third-party Firestopping Special Inspections and prepared NFPA 241, Construction Fire Safety Plans.

Code Red worked closely with the general contractor, Consigli, as well as various subcontractors across multiple disciplines to ensure that all the building smoke control and integrated life safety systems operated as expected. At the end of construction, Code Red assisted with demonstrating the performance of these systems to the City of Cambridge Building and Fire Departments.

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.