Tocci employees and neighbor, db2/ARCHitecture, gathered at our headquarters in Woburn today for the 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Potluck. The potluck raises funds for the Council of Social Concern, Woburn’s local food pantry. Employees volunteer to make all the wonderful fixings for a delicious Thanksgiving spread. Then to be able to enjoy the food, there is a suggested donation of $10. Tocci will be matching all money collected from the event. Here’s a taste…

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Prefabricated light gauge panels are being used in construction in an effort to gain the advantage of a highly engineered system. I’ve had limited experience with this type of system, so understanding the benefits and pitfalls of coordination has be­en educational.

Light Gauge Metal Panel History

Cold formed steel entered the construction industry in the early 1900s, but it wasn’t until the mid-1950s that building codes allowed these products to gain a broad acceptance in…

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Here’s a sneak peak at the final photos of the project we built in Watertown at 65 Grove Street. The development consists of the transformation of an existing brick and cast concrete structure into a new 3-story, 120,000 SF class A office building with matching 3-story precast parking garage. The main building features all new glazed aluminum storefront/curtain wall facades, new roof, contemporary main entrance, bathroom groups, and open 3-story lobby design, along with new…

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Since joining Tocci three years ago, I have been involved in multiple projects with varying types of construction. I have worked with steel podiums, concrete podiums, steel framing, wood framing, and load-bearing stud and Girder-Slab’s. As an engineering student, I studied the typical steel, wood, and concrete structures that you generally see covered in a college curriculum, however, never had I been introduced to the concept of precast hollow core plank structures.

Precast hollow core…

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Here’s a photo tour of our Homewood Suites project in Worcester, MA. General Superintendent, Bob Tierney, and Project Superintendent, Mike Bullock, toured CEO, John Tocci, Director of Company Life, Lila Tocci, and Graphic Designer, Jessica Gibson, around the site to see the latest progress. The project is a 118-key, six story hotel and will include 115 parking spaces, a swimming pool, a jacuzzi and fitness center. Scroll down to tag along on the tour from…

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