The Scoop: Buildings On The Rise

This week we’re checking in on some of our projects in MA and NJ. Read through to see how they’re progressing!

Western MA Project update from Sam Mellen, Assistant Superintendent: “The clubhouse and building 1 are nearing the end of the drywall process and finishes are underway on the upper floors of building 1. Building 2 inspections are wrapping up and drywall began last week. Building 4 MEP roughs are well underway and windows are 90% installed. Wall panels for the fourth and final floor of building 3, which is the last building to be built, started going up last week. Siding and stone veneer are underway on the clubhouse and building. Things are very busy all over the site and we hope the weather will bear with us.”

Western MA Residential Project

Western MA Residential Project


3 Journal Square Plaza update from Tom McInerney, Assistant Project Manager: “Here in Jersey City, the 3 Journal Square project continues to climb higher. We have just completed the pour for the 6th floor slab and will be working to start building the masonry walls on the 6th floor shortly. On the lower floors, there is a lot of activity by our MEP trades. Layout and distribution for the MEP trades is ongoing on the second floor and the plumbing and ductwork risers have been following behind the pour and are now complete on floors 2 through 4. Framing of the interior partitions on the lower levels is also proceeding with the second floor near completion and the third floor commencing shortly. We are also wrapping up the remaining structural steel work required at the parking levels and anticipate installing stiffeners and remaining steel at the lower levels in the coming week.”

3 Journal Square Plaza - Jersey City, NJ

3 Journal Square Plaza – Jersey City, NJ


Embassy Suites Berkeley Heights update from Mike Anderson, Assistant Project Manager: “The Embassy Suites Hotel project in Berkeley Heights is going vertical and has reached the 7th Floor with only two more floors remaining! Roof plank is scheduled to be complete in the 3rd week of February while light gauge infill framing follows approximately two weeks behind. MEP rough-ins are well underway on the lower floors and all concrete slabs are poured. The slenderwall installation began last week on the northeast corner of the building and is approximately 5% complete.”

Embassy Suites - Berkeley Height, NJ

Embassy Suites – Berkeley Height, NJ


65 Grove Street update from Ken Dubois, Superintendent: “The precast parking garage is complete less mechanicals and slab on grade. Drainage structures and the storm water infiltration system is installed and in process of being tied in. The masons have completed the new elevator shaft and the elevator installation is scheduled to start mid-February. The roof installation has begun. RTU and skylight curbs are in and RTU’s are scheduled for delivery soon. Storefront installation has also begun. Brick restoration work continues and exterior framing is completed and sheathed for cornice metal installation.”

65 Grove St - Watertown, MA

65 Grove St – Watertown, MA


Homewood Suites Worcester update from Joe Flaherty, Cost Engineer: “The trailer has arrived on site. Kevin Leonard, Superintendent, boarded up the windows on the three existing buildings to help prevent sprinkler system from freezing. We will be taking the system off line at the last possible moment. The demo of the three existing buildings will begin soon—once the demo has been completed we will be issued our building permit with anticipation of breaking ground for foundations in March.”

Homewood Suites - Worcester, MA

Homewood Suites – Worcester, MA

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    • Hi Shelly,

      According to Hilton’s website, they will be accepting reservations on May 18th, 2016 and beyond. Thank you.

      -Tocci Marketing

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