Tocci Building Companies Completes Rock Chapel Marine Headquarters in Chelsea, MA
Hightly Collaborative Project Delivery (HCPD™) and communication lead to successful project delivery
WOBURN, MA (February 3, 2016) – Tocci Building Companies (Tocci), a Boston-area construction management company and recognized leader in virtual design and construction solutions, announced today that it has completed construction of the new Rock Chapel Marine headquarters, located at 99 Marginal Street in Chelsea, MA, on behalf of owner Eastern Salt Company. The former 13 million-gallon oil tank farm site has been transformed into a two-story, high-end office facility for Rock Chapel Marine.
Tocci utilized its Highly Collaborative Project Delivery (HCPD℠) to provide preconstruction, design, and construction management services. Working closely with architect Landing Studio and engineering consultant DiPrete Engineering, Tocci was able to lead the project team to deliver the highly-efficient, architecturally-attractive, and ‘right-sized’ solution for Rock Chapel Marine. The site of the headquarters, located adjacent to Chelsea Creek and dense residential development, contributed an element of complexity, as special abatement measures were taken, along with the stabilization of the foundation due to its waterfront setting.
Working along the water within an operating facility presented unique challenges. The new facility incorporates glass and shingle architecture that takes advantage of spectacular water views and Boston’s skyline. Preconstruction efforts yielded the outstanding final results, as design expectations and construction solutions were worked out in advance to deliver the optimum project. We are proud to have worked alongside an excellent client and architect as we brought these ambitious plans to life with this first class office space. V.J. Tocci, Business Development and Historic Preservation
Rock Chapel Marine’s new headquarters features large windows overlooking the water, as well as sleek exterior cedar siding designed to enhance the property’s streetscape appeal. The interior space boasts an open floor plan that takes its design from cedar paneled ceilings. The headquarters oversees Rock Chapel Marine’s salt storage and distribution facility, as well as an urban park designed and built by the client for the community’s use and benefit. All project components work together to offer an enhanced view of the water for the site’s residential neighbors.
About Tocci Building Companies:
Tocci Building Companies, a leading construction and project management firm, specializes in Virtual Design and Construction (VDC), Building Information Modeling (BIM), Highly Collaborative Project Delivery (HCPD℠), and Integrated Project Delivery (IPD). Tocci was an early adopter of VDC in the Northeast and in 2006 committed to use it on all projects. In 2008, Tocci built the first IPD project in the Northeast and is now doing IPD across the country.
Tocci provides BIM-enabled building solutions and construction services with a sustainable approach and emphasis on lean construction. Headquartered in Woburn, MA, Tocci has a long history of design/build and highly collaborative delivery in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic United States. For more information visit www.tocci.com