Construction has begun on the Hilton Homewood Suites in Providence, Rhode Island. This is Tocci’s second project working with First Bristol Corporation. The consultant team is led by ZDS.

The project is a 120 room, 8 story hotel in the heart of downtown Providence. The 108,000 sf facility will sit on just over a half of an acre, which makes site logistics challenging. The hotel will consist of a two-story structural steel podium topped…

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Kyle Martin is one of our Virtual Design + Construction Specialists here at Tocci. Kyle has become an industry expert through his active involvement in AEC organizations in addition to speaking at various panels, conferences, and workshops. Kyle is an adjunct instructor of advanced AEC technology at the BAC, founder of the Dynamo-litia Boston user group at the BSA, and recently spearheaded Boston’s first ever AEC hackathon. Read on to learn more about…

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This week we checked in on one of our local projects: 645 Summer Street. Located on the Boston Waterfront, this commercial project has been making loads of progress. Assistant Superintendent, Justin Morgan, gave us the scoop:

Phase 1 of this project focuses on the renovation of the east facade, roof replacement, and selective interior demolition. The existing precast panels were relocated to reflect the new facade design. A new TPO roof and skylights were…

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“What is that racket and when will it stop!” – Construction in Boston.

It’s rarely a pretty affair, but as the saying goes, “You’ve got to crack a few eggs in order to make an omelet.” The biggest “egg cracker” is often right in the beginning of a project when you must pound sheeting and wood piles into the ground to support the foundation, and eventually, the building.

Much of the glorious city…

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Our second-floor conference room is one of the main features of our historic building. With a corrugated metal ceiling, an automated garage door, and floor to ceiling window panes, the room makes quite a statement. We had just one issue: the blinds. While they typically did their job, at various times in the day strong rays pierced the blinds, making it difficult to see. During one of our recent Lunch + Learns- (an internal event…

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