Nauset Construction Wed, 01 Apr 2020 21:27:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Nauset Construction 32 32 This is what makes Nauset great! Happy 16th Anniversary. Wed, 01 Apr 2020 21:27:57 +0000

Congratulations Team Nauset!

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Progress in Porter Square Wed, 04 Mar 2020 15:48:04 +0000

With only storefronts left to install, Nauset will soon have a weather tight envelope at the St. James Place project in Cambridge .

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Serving the Community Wed, 12 Feb 2020 14:27:34 +0000

Team Nauset was well represented at the Friday Night Supper Program at the Arlington Street Church in Back Bay on Friday night, Feb 7th.  Eight individuals worked alongside other volunteers to provide a nutritious, home-cooked meal to Boston’s hungry. Great job done by a great group of people. Thank you for donating your time and energy to such a worthy cause..

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Urban Infill Presents Unique Development Opportunities and Construction Challenges Fri, 03 Jan 2020 15:09:38 +0000

Greater Boston has emerged as one of the world’s preeminent technology and life science markets, driving demand for developable sites to unprecedented levels for both commercial and multifamily properties. Savvy developers are meeting this demand by acquiring and redeveloping underutilized urban infill sites such as parking lots and obsolete buildings. While sites located in Cambridge, Boston and other urban locales offer opportunity for attractive investor returns, these sites also present a unique set of construction challenges not typically  found in the suburbs. These inconspicuous hurdles can have a major impact on a project’s bottom line and should be taken into consideration during the due diligence and preconstruction process.

Diligent PreconstructionBeware of the Low Bid
Thoroughly analyzing sites to achieve realistic construction schedules and budgets while identifying and minimizing as many variables of delay as possible yields more profitable developments. Navigating these challenges often requires local experience, relationships and team-based creative solutions. Knowledge of how cities and utility firms operate and identifying the key  players is essential. Firms with well-trained and experienced professionals supported by proven systems and processes enables them to more easily adapt to complex, site-specific requirements, and successfully manage the evolving needs and expectations of building officials, neighboring residents and businesses.

Multi-disciplinary Approach
A cohesive team representing field operations, project management, estimating and MEP coordination should assess existing site conditions and begin developing various documents that outline anticipated construction activities, logistics plans and schedules that will need to be included in the Construction Management Plan, required by many cities. Having these major disciplines evaluate potential issues including site access, travel routes, workforce transportation and utility locations is critical.

Conversion or Demolition?
Unless a building is historically significant or economically viable to be adapted for re-use, sites with existing buildings often require demolition. Common deterrents developers identify when evaluating building conversions include insufficient corridor widths, ceiling heights, fenestration openings and locations, and code upgrades. If razing is the determined outcome, special care must be taken so as not to damage neighboring properties. Surveying surrounding buildings to determine vulnerability and develop protective measures is essential. This includes testing the structural integrity of existing building conditions. Similar measures are taken for excavation and earth support for foundations and below-grade parking garages. Typical safeguards include underpinning neighboring foundations and other means of shoring abutting structures during activities such as driving steel sheeting for earth support. Continued protection is required during construction through constant monitoring of vibration, noise, and dust thresholds.

Locating Laydown Areas and Storage
Finding space for material and equipment storage and establishing a field office in urban locations can be problematic. Creative solutions are often necessary – from renting nearby apartment or office space to leasing parking lots from municipalities, places of worship and schools.

Safety and Minimizing Disruptions
Keeping the public safe is the first priority. Urban zero-lot-line projects directly abut buildings, streets and sidewalks, and require preventative measures to reduce hazards. These include street and sidewalk closures, construction mesh debris tarps and canopy/sidewalk sheds to protect pedestrians from falling debris. Outreach and site visits with ISD, the fire department and EMS to familiarize them with the project and establish emergency egress locations and points of contact is crucial. Consistent communication and coordination with city officials, neighborhood residents and businesses is essential to managing expectations. Alerting stakeholders in advance when large scale deliveries or disruptive activities are scheduled can help minimize the impact, as well as establishing clear lines of responsive communication should questions or difficulties arise.

Urban Infill Projects – Revitalizing In-Demand Sites with Creative Solutions
All projects have unique sets of challenges. By assembling the right team that works collaboratively and proactively to understand specific site conditions, addresses identified challenges with viable solutions, and engages and maintains open lines of communication with key officials and community members, developers will ensure the best possible project outcomes.

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Looking Good! Wed, 25 Sep 2019 14:07:52 +0000

The wrapper has been removed and here is the first glimpse at what will soon be Central Square’s newest boutique hotel. Nauset has made great progress on the transformation of a historic mixed-use residence located at 907 Main Street in Cambridge into a 67 key, upscale establishment with a rooftop bar and terrace. We will keep you updated.

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Wait For It…. Fri, 13 Sep 2019 15:29:06 +0000 Covered building under construction
907 Main Street, Cambridge

It’s been awhile since the public has seen the exterior of 907 Main Street in Cambridge.  Well, the time is fast approaching.  Over the next several weeks the scaffolding and skin will be removed and the new façade will be exposed.  Stay tuned for the big reveal.

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Nauset at VIP Blue Book Event Wed, 11 Sep 2019 13:22:24 +0000 Nauset will be at the VIP Blue Book Event this Thursday, September 12 from 8-10 am at Surety Bond Professionals, Inc., 205 Union Street, Natick, MA.

Come meet with our Estimators and learn about our upcoming projects!

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Nauset Cleans Up! Tue, 03 Sep 2019 17:57:56 +0000

Phil Bucciero, Assistant Project Manager on the St. James Place at Porter Square project, literally got his hands dirty representing Nauset at the community clean-up project held last Thursday, August 29th in Cambridge. Sponsored by the Porter Square Neighbors Association, Agassiz Neighborhood Council, Harvard Day of Service, Neighborhood Nine, Lesley University, City of Cambridge, Saint James Church, The Merchants, Porter Square & South of Porter, Phil spent the afternoon working alongside neighborhood volunteers and local businesses cleaning up the streets and parks of Mass. Ave. from Porter Square to Shepard/Wendell Streets.  Thanks to Phil and all who participated in making the Porter Square community a better place to live and work!

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Nubar is Open! Tue, 27 Aug 2019 19:43:32 +0000

Nauset has completed its work and Nubar at the Sheraton Commander Hotel is once again open for business.  This six week renovation has given an exciting new look to this iconic Cambridge venue including the ability for private gatherings.  Stop in and check out our work and the vibrant scene!

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3MJ Realty/Nauset preview the opening of TEN ESSEX with a block party! Fri, 12 Jul 2019 14:53:28 +0000

Essex Street was alive with activity yesterday for the sneak preview of TEN ESSEX, a premier living community soon to open in Central Square. With Cambridge Mayor, Marc McGovern and other dignitaries in attendance the community was treated to food, music, and a host of other activities. Built by Nauset, this mixed-use space features ground floor retail space and 46 one, two, and three bedroom units.

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