P+CE Stops by Homewood Suites Brookline
Recently, the Planning and Cost Engineering (P+CE) department visited the Homewood Suites Brookline. John Adams, Superintendent, gave the P+CE group a tour. Tammi Gott, Planning Coordinator, had this to say about the trip: “It was a great project to see – we were able to see all different levels of progress on each floor. The third floor was busy completing punch list items as they are hoping to complete the project soon. The fourth and fifth floors were working on finishes. With hundreds of workers working simultaneously in the building, coordination and communication are key and John Adams, Project Superintendent, and Bob Tierney, General Superintendent, do a great job orchestrating all the moving parts!”
The P+CE group ate lunch with the field staff, where they discussed new projects on the horizon and onsite strategies for scheduling work and managing subcontractors towards the finishing stages of the job. We got to see many phases of construction from furniture move in and punchlist items on the top floors to rough installs going on throughout the first floor.”
Cosmo Capobiano, one of P+CE’s team members is an intern from Wentworth Institute of Technology. This was Cosmo’s first site visit at Tocci. He said, “During the site visit it was interesting to see the process of the building coming together and how it was in different stages from floor to floor. I was able to see the various trade partners all working at the same time and in order to stay ahead of the trade coming in after them. The one thing that stood out to me about what I saw on site was how important it was for trade contractors to communicate their questions on drawings to us so we can get clarifications for them in order to deliver a superior final product to the exact specifications of the owner.”
Currently on site, John Adams, Project Superintendent, says “The Homewood Suites project is less than a month away from projected completion. The hotel has outfitted the upper three floors with guest room furniture. The permanent power and natural gas were connected and activated last week and the mechanical trades are working extended hours to orchestrate a structured start up of the mechanical systems. The lobby floor is bustling with activity as the final rooms are finished and the house equipment (kitchen, laundry, pantry, etc.) are installed.”
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