Code Red Consultants

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.

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.

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.

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.

Assembly Row Block 8

The scope of the project included the construction of the Assembly Row Block 8 (Miscela at Assembly Row) mixed used residential and retail building at 485 Foley Street in Somerville, MA. The building is 24-stories and approximately 657,000 square feet, which includes ground level retail spaces, three stories of above grade vehicle and bike parking, and over 500 new apartments.

Code Red Consultants was engaged for construction administration services, which included the development of the residential complex including supporting NFPA 241, Construction Fire Safety Plan compliance and as the Third-Party Firestopping Special Inspector. To support the execution of the project, coordination was completed with the project team to complete third-party inspections for opening protectives in fire-rated wall and floor assemblies as the projects Firestopping Special Inspector. Additionally, Code Red worked with Federal Realty Investment Trust and Cranshaw Construction to develop a construction plan that met the requirements of NFPA 241, the expectations of the City of Somerville, and the construction methods of the contractor.

Construction administration-related assistance was provided on an as-needed basis to ensure that the projects remained on track to achieve the target occupancy dates and that compliance with NFPA 241 was maintained as the associated construction operations and hazards changed. The Building officially welcomed residents in September 2021.

Location

Somerville, Mass.

Size

657,000 SF
24 Stories

Cost

$186 million

Completion

September 2021

Assembly Row Block 8

The scope of the project included the construction of the Assembly Row Block 8 (Miscela at Assembly Row) mixed used residential and retail building at 485 Foley Street in Somerville, MA. The building is 24-stories and approximately 657,000 square feet, which includes ground level retail spaces, three stories of above grade vehicle and bike parking, and over 500 new apartments.

Code Red Consultants was engaged for construction administration services, which included the development of the residential complex including supporting NFPA 241, Construction Fire Safety Plan compliance and as the Third-Party Firestopping Special Inspector. To support the execution of the project, coordination was completed with the project team to complete third-party inspections for opening protectives in fire-rated wall and floor assemblies as the projects Firestopping Special Inspector. Additionally, Code Red worked with Federal Realty Investment Trust and Cranshaw Construction to develop a construction plan that met the requirements of NFPA 241, the expectations of the City of Somerville, and the construction methods of the contractor.

Construction administration-related assistance was provided on an as-needed basis to ensure that the projects remained on track to achieve the target occupancy dates and that compliance with NFPA 241 was maintained as the associated construction operations and hazards changed. The Building officially welcomed residents in September 2021.

The Quinn, Boston, MA

The Quinn is a new 273-unit apartment and condominium building located at 370-390 Harrison Avenue in Boston’s South End neighborhood.

Code Red Consultants was retained by the owner, Related Beal, to develop a comprehensive NFPA 241 Construction Fire Safety Plan. The Plan provided the Boston Fire Department with key life safety site and system information necessary in the event of a fire or other emergency. The document helped address the various logistical (or project) challenges while maintaining a safe environment for construction personnel and the general public all the while meeting project deadlines.

Code Red Consultants also served as the Smoke Control Special Inspector (SCSI) and verified that the smoke control equipment and system was installed in compliance with the requirements of 780 CMR, Massachusetts State Building Code, as enforced by the Boston Fire Department. This system acceptance testing required comprehensive, coordinated, testing of the building’s smoke control, fire alarm, fire protection systems.  The test passed on the first time, which allowed for occupancy approvals from the City.

Location

Boston, Mass.

Size

356,000 SF
14 Stories

Cost

$140 million

Completion

December 2021

The Quinn, Boston, MA

The Quinn is a new 273-unit apartment and condominium building located at 370-390 Harrison Avenue in Boston’s South End neighborhood.

Code Red Consultants was retained by the owner, Related Beal, to develop a comprehensive NFPA 241 Construction Fire Safety Plan. The Plan provided the Boston Fire Department with key life safety site and system information necessary in the event of a fire or other emergency. The document helped address the various logistical (or project) challenges while maintaining a safe environment for construction personnel and the general public all the while meeting project deadlines.

Code Red Consultants also served as the Smoke Control Special Inspector (SCSI) and verified that the smoke control equipment and system was installed in compliance with the requirements of 780 CMR, Massachusetts State Building Code, as enforced by the Boston Fire Department. This system acceptance testing required comprehensive, coordinated, testing of the building’s smoke control, fire alarm, fire protection systems.  The test passed on the first time, which allowed for occupancy approvals from the City.

Assembly Row Block 5B

The scope of the project included the construction and partial fit out of the Assembly Row Block 5B office building at 455 Grand Union Boulevard in Somerville, MA. The building includes Ground Level retail spaces, a combination of core/shell and fit out office spaces, and 6 levels of above grade parking over 14-stories and approximately 600,000 square feet.

Code Red Consultants was engaged for both code consulting and construction administration services for both the Base Building and the PUMA headquarters fit out projects. The firm served as the code consultant for both Jacobs and Gensler respectively on the design side of the projects. Our involvement on each respective project included navigating the various code requirements related to the proposed projects in order to achieve the design intent through a combination of traditional and complex methods.

Throughout construction, coordination with the project team to complete third-party inspections for opening protectives in fire-rated wall and floor assemblies and for the buildings smoke control systems. Code Red Consultants served as both the Base Building and tenant fit out Smoke Control Special Inspector and Firestopping Special Inspector. Additionally, the firm worked with Federal Realty Investment Trust, Cranshaw Construction and Timberline Construction Corporation to develop both a phased occupancy plan and construction plan that met the requirements of NFPA 241, the expectations of the City of Somerville, and the construction methods of the contractor. Construction administration-related assistance and management was provided on an as-needed basis to ensure that the projects remained on track to achieve the target occupancy dates and that compliance with NFPA 241 was maintained as the associated construction operations and hazards changed.

The Building officially welcomed occupants in June of 2021

Location

Somerville, Mass.

Size

14 stories
600,000 SF

Cost

$96 million

Completion

April 2021

Assembly Row Block 5B

The scope of the project included the construction and partial fit out of the Assembly Row Block 5B office building at 455 Grand Union Boulevard in Somerville, MA. The building includes Ground Level retail spaces, a combination of core/shell and fit out office spaces, and 6 levels of above grade parking over 14-stories and approximately 600,000 square feet.

Code Red Consultants was engaged for both code consulting and construction administration services for both the Base Building and the PUMA headquarters fit out projects. The firm served as the code consultant for both Jacobs and Gensler respectively on the design side of the projects. Our involvement on each respective project included navigating the various code requirements related to the proposed projects in order to achieve the design intent through a combination of traditional and complex methods.

Throughout construction, coordination with the project team to complete third-party inspections for opening protectives in fire-rated wall and floor assemblies and for the buildings smoke control systems. Code Red Consultants served as both the Base Building and tenant fit out Smoke Control Special Inspector and Firestopping Special Inspector. Additionally, the firm worked with Federal Realty Investment Trust, Cranshaw Construction and Timberline Construction Corporation to develop both a phased occupancy plan and construction plan that met the requirements of NFPA 241, the expectations of the City of Somerville, and the construction methods of the contractor. Construction administration-related assistance and management was provided on an as-needed basis to ensure that the projects remained on track to achieve the target occupancy dates and that compliance with NFPA 241 was maintained as the associated construction operations and hazards changed.

The Building officially welcomed occupants in June of 2021

Ryder Residential Apartments

Ryder is Revere’s newest residential development offering oceanfront living just minutes away from downtown Boston in Revere, MA. Arrowstreet Architecture and Design was responsible for the master plan and design of this new multi-building development. 21 Revere Beach Boulevard and 50 Ocean Ave. are two new 7-story high rise residential apartment buildings with a 2-story below podium parking garage which were occupied via two turnovers.

Code Red Consultants was retained directly by the general contractor, Callahan, and the Owner’s Project Manager, Redgate, to develop a comprehensive NFPA 241 & Phased Occupancy 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 residences were able to be occupied on schedule.

Location

Revere, Mass.

Size

7 stories
49,000 SF footprint

Completion

2021

Ryder Residential Apartments

Ryder is Revere’s newest residential development offering oceanfront living just minutes away from downtown Boston in Revere, MA. Arrowstreet Architecture and Design was responsible for the master plan and design of this new multi-building development. 21 Revere Beach Boulevard and 50 Ocean Ave. are two new 7-story high rise residential apartment buildings with a 2-story below podium parking garage which were occupied via two turnovers.

Code Red Consultants was retained directly by the general contractor, Callahan, and the Owner’s Project Manager, Redgate, to develop a comprehensive NFPA 241 & Phased Occupancy 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 residences were able to be occupied on schedule.

11 East Lenox, Boston

Currently in development, the new 11 East Lenox project is a 7-story cross-laminated timber (CLT) & mass timber Passive House multifamily in Boston. The 43,000-square-foot building will house residential units for rent and will utilize a unique CLT & mass timber building system allowing for generous floor heights with exposed wood ceilings.

Designed by Monte French Design Studio, 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 a State Building Code Variance received for the use of the CLT/Mass Timber construction in a 7-story residential building under the 9th Edition of 780 CMR.  Code Red Consultants also served in a construction fire safety capacity, developing the NFPA 241 Plan for the project.

Location

Boston, Mass.

Size

7 stories

43,000 SF

Rendering Credit

Monte French Design Studio

11 East Lenox, Boston

Currently in development, the new 11 East Lenox project is a 7-story cross-laminated timber (CLT) & mass timber Passive House multifamily in Boston. The 43,000-square-foot building will house residential units for rent and will utilize a unique CLT & mass timber building system allowing for generous floor heights with exposed wood ceilings.

Designed by Monte French Design Studio, 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 a State Building Code Variance received for the use of the CLT/Mass Timber construction in a 7-story residential building under the 9th Edition of 780 CMR.  Code Red Consultants also served in a construction fire safety capacity, developing the NFPA 241 Plan for the project.