Code Red Consultants

105 West 1st Street

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

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

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

Location

Boston, Mass.

Size

7 stories
263,500 SF

Cost

$88 million

Completion

2022

105 West 1st Street

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

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

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

212 Stuart St, Boston, MA

212 Stuart St is a new ground-up high-end 20-story residential tower in Boston’s Back Bay.

Code Red Consultants was retained by the developer, Greystar, to serve as the Smoke Control Special Inspector. In that role we provided design reviews, system inspections, and witnessed functional testing to validate code compliance as well as safe and proper operation of the smoke control systems.  Additionally, we helped to facilitate a smooth final inspection with the City of Boston Inspectional Services Department (ISD) and Boston Fire Department (BFD) to keep the project on schedule to open for its new residents.

Separately, Code Red partnered with the general contractor, Consigli, and provided construction fire safety consulting services, including an NFPA 241 Construction Fire Safety Plan.  The Construction Fire Safety Plan documented fire and life safety parameters to be implemented by Consigli for protection of the job site and the safety of its occupants during construction.

With our wide range of expertise, we were able to offer multiple services from design through construction which ultimately helped avoid unexpected issues and facilitated project success during the final turnover process.

Location

Boston, Mass.

Size

20 stories

Completion

2022

Photography Credit

Greystar

212 Stuart St, Boston, MA

212 Stuart St is a new ground-up high-end 20-story residential tower in Boston’s Back Bay.

Code Red Consultants was retained by the developer, Greystar, to serve as the Smoke Control Special Inspector. In that role we provided design reviews, system inspections, and witnessed functional testing to validate code compliance as well as safe and proper operation of the smoke control systems.  Additionally, we helped to facilitate a smooth final inspection with the City of Boston Inspectional Services Department (ISD) and Boston Fire Department (BFD) to keep the project on schedule to open for its new residents.

Separately, Code Red partnered with the general contractor, Consigli, and provided construction fire safety consulting services, including an NFPA 241 Construction Fire Safety Plan.  The Construction Fire Safety Plan documented fire and life safety parameters to be implemented by Consigli for protection of the job site and the safety of its occupants during construction.

With our wide range of expertise, we were able to offer multiple services from design through construction which ultimately helped avoid unexpected issues and facilitated project success during the final turnover process.

Boston Arts Academy

Code Red Consultants teamed in conjunction with the City of Boston, PMA Consultants and Lee Kennedy Company for the construction of the new Boston Arts Academy in Boston, MA. The new high-rise, high school building provides transformative artistic spaces including performing arts, dance studio, music and recording rooms and breathtaking views of the Fenway neighborhood from a roof deck. Code Red Consultants worked in conjunction with Lee Kennedy to develop a comprehensive NFPA 241, Construction Fire Safety Program to ensure the project was completed on time while mitigating the risk of fire during construction. Additionally, Code Red performed Third Party Firestopping Inspections and Smoke Control Special Inspection services on behalf of the City of Boston, via PMA Consultants. Our scope was to confirm that all fire rated joint assemblies and penetrations of passive fire rated barriers had been appropriately installed and the buildings stair and elevator pressurization systems were adequately commissioned ensuring new students, faculty, and visitors were provided with a fire safe environment.

Location

Boston, Mass.

Size

154,000 SF

Cost

$125 million

Completion

2022

Boston Arts Academy

Code Red Consultants teamed in conjunction with the City of Boston, PMA Consultants and Lee Kennedy Company for the construction of the new Boston Arts Academy in Boston, MA. The new high-rise, high school building provides transformative artistic spaces including performing arts, dance studio, music and recording rooms and breathtaking views of the Fenway neighborhood from a roof deck. Code Red Consultants worked in conjunction with Lee Kennedy to develop a comprehensive NFPA 241, Construction Fire Safety Program to ensure the project was completed on time while mitigating the risk of fire during construction. Additionally, Code Red performed Third Party Firestopping Inspections and Smoke Control Special Inspection services on behalf of the City of Boston, via PMA Consultants. Our scope was to confirm that all fire rated joint assemblies and penetrations of passive fire rated barriers had been appropriately installed and the buildings stair and elevator pressurization systems were adequately commissioned ensuring new students, faculty, and visitors were provided with a fire safe environment.

Omni Hotel, Boston, MA

Code Red Consultants worked closely with Davis, John Moriarty Associates (JMA), and Shawmut Design & Construction (Shawmut) on the new Omni Boston Hotel at The Seaport development project in Boston, Massachusetts. The project consists of two 22 story hotel towers connected by five (5) stories of podium space which includes Ballrooms, Pre-function, and Conference space, seven (7) unique food and beverage experiences and a spa.

Code Red Consultants collaborated with ownership and the GC’s in developing and implementing a complex NFPA 241, Construction Fire Safety Plan for the project, including its coordination between the main hotel construction performed by JMA and the two-specialty restaurant fit-outs constructed by Shawmut.

Location

Boston, Mass.

Size

22 stories
1,054 rooms

Cost

$550 million

Completion

2021

Omni Hotel, Boston, MA

Code Red Consultants worked closely with Davis, John Moriarty Associates (JMA), and Shawmut Design & Construction (Shawmut) on the new Omni Boston Hotel at The Seaport development project in Boston, Massachusetts. The project consists of two 22 story hotel towers connected by five (5) stories of podium space which includes Ballrooms, Pre-function, and Conference space, seven (7) unique food and beverage experiences and a spa.

Code Red Consultants collaborated with ownership and the GC’s in developing and implementing a complex NFPA 241, Construction Fire Safety Plan for the project, including its coordination between the main hotel construction performed by JMA and the two-specialty restaurant fit-outs constructed by Shawmut.

144 Addison Street, Boston, MA

144 Addison is a new transit-oriented, multi-family residential development in East Boston.  The new 5-story, 230-unit building consists of a single level of open, above-grade parking, with residential floors sitting atop the 179 parking spaces by means of a field of structural columns. The building was occupied by residential occupants over the course of two primary turnovers.

Code Red Consultants was retained directly by the Owner’s Project Manager, Redgate, to develop a comprehensive Phased Occupancy Plan that ensured the fire and life safety of residents, employees, and construction personnel over the course of the project. Additionally, Code Red Consultants provided miscellaneous code consulting to the architect, Arrowstreet, to assist with design progression during construction.

Code Red Consultants’ focus was performing a comprehensive review of the turnover approach and interfacing with Boston city officials, with the objective 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 without compromise to the fire and life safety systems.

Location

Boston, Mass.

Size

271,000 SF

Cost

$60 million

Completion

2022

Photography Credit

Regate

144 Addison Street, Boston, MA

144 Addison is a new transit-oriented, multi-family residential development in East Boston.  The new 5-story, 230-unit building consists of a single level of open, above-grade parking, with residential floors sitting atop the 179 parking spaces by means of a field of structural columns. The building was occupied by residential occupants over the course of two primary turnovers.

Code Red Consultants was retained directly by the Owner’s Project Manager, Redgate, to develop a comprehensive Phased Occupancy Plan that ensured the fire and life safety of residents, employees, and construction personnel over the course of the project. Additionally, Code Red Consultants provided miscellaneous code consulting to the architect, Arrowstreet, to assist with design progression during construction.

Code Red Consultants’ focus was performing a comprehensive review of the turnover approach and interfacing with Boston city officials, with the objective 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 without compromise to the fire and life safety systems.

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.