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December 2017
News and Media
December – News and Media

new-england-real-estate-journal-logoThe latest issue of the New England Real Estate Journal (NEREJ) and High Profile magazine features Brennan Consulting CEO Laureen Poulakis’ article on Laser Scanning and the company’s WBE certification.

To learn more about Brennan Consulting’s services and how they can help shorten your project’s timelines and increase precision, contact us today.

December 2017
News and Media
High Profile Monthly features Brennan Consulting

high-profile-monthly_400x400Laureen Poulakis’s recent article on Brennan Consulting’s innovative use of laser scanning technology – also known as high definition surveying (HDS) – has just been featured on High Profile Monthly’s web site and online magazine.

To learn more about Brennan Consulting’s services and how they can help shorten your project’s timelines and increase precision, contact us today.

November 2017
Land Surveying
Laser Scanning, How Our WBE Speeds Up Construction

– Laureen Poulakis, Brennan Consulting

brennan-consulting-laureen-poulakisHow do we speed up construction?  Are there innovative tools to assist us with accuracy while maintaining integrity of the built environment?  For years, contractors and design teams have sought ways to shorten timelines and increase precision.  

As Boston’s market continues its pace, our team at Brennan Consulting is providing a unique delivery of civil and survey.  We continue to look for ways to set us apart here in New England.  Our long standing experience in laser scanning has brought an increase in demand for these services.  Laser scanning, also known as high definition surveying (HDS), is a process of high-accuracy mapping that uses laser beams to capture complete 3-dimensional detail of the built environment. 

To minimize risk, laser scanning can be used to:

    • Obtain as-builts of existing columns, floors, façades and mechanical equipment, 
    • Assist during tenant fit-up on large project construction,
    • Re-glaze entire buildings,
    • Re-level concrete floors and calculate new dead loads,
    • Connect existing to new construction, 
    • Modify building massing to provide non-obstructed views to a billboard/sign, and
    • Renegotiate leases due to reduced visibility of a billboard/sign post-construction.

 

Perkins + Will Architects with Studio 2112

Perkins + Will Architects with Studio 2112

Perry Hall, Francis College of Engineering for UMass Lowell – Brennan Consulting surveyors are currently working on the Perry Hall project at UMass Lowell; a $50M renovation of their historic Engineering Building.  According to UMass, the renovations “will create flexible, medium-service labs in areas central to the Massachusetts economy, including biomedical, chemical and environmental engineering, as well as biomanufacturing and clean energy.”  Brennan’s laser scanning services are being used to re-level existing concrete floors, calculate added dead loads, and provide a comprehensive analysis of future structural issues prior to construction.  

Neshamkin French Architects

Neshamkin French Architects

75 Braintree Street, Allston MA for Waypoint Companies – Brennan Consulting is also performing civil, survey, laser scanning and permitting for one of the latest residential developments by Waypoint Companies. The six-story mixed use project in Allston is located between Braintree Street and the Massachusetts Turnpike.  Young professionals are the target audience for the 80-unit apartment complex with restaurants, shops, clubs and underground parking.  Construction is currently wrapping up and the building is LEEDS Certified Silver, headed for Gold.     

Neshamkin French Architects with Brennan Consulting

Neshamkin French Architects with Brennan Consulting

Brennan surveyors performed mobile laser scanning to ensure that a Clear Channel billboard on site would not lose visibility due to the new construction. The Massachusetts Turnpike and project neighborhood were laser scanned from the view point of passenger vehicles.  A 3D model of the new building was then superimposed on the mobile scan, illustrating that the top three floors would partially obstruct the billboard.  Working with Brennan engineers and surveyors, the architect redesigned the building early in the process, allowing the client to preserve the billboard’s viewshed and honor Clear Channel’s 99 year lease. 

Brennan Consulting delivers several unique services to minimize client risk.  The viewshed study for 75 Braintree Street and the concrete floor re-design at Perry Hall are no exception.  Working with Brennan, contractors and design teams are finding laser scans identify issues early in the process, saving stakeholders time and money.  Contact us today to learn more.

March 2017
Civil Engineering
Brennan Consulting: Westford Fire Station

Brennan Consulting is performing site design, traffic engineering and construction document submission for the Westford Fire Station. The tasks include site design layout, stormwater management, grading and drainage, traffic impact analysis, septic design, utility connections, and permitting at the local and state level.  Construction documents including plan development for the designs and construction details and the submission of site specifications.

This project is included in our work portfolio. Click here to learn more.

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March 2017
Construction Layout
Brennan Consulting Assists TREVIICOS with Wynn Boston Harbor Casino

Brennan Consulting worked on the Wynn Boston Harbor Casino in Everett MA. We laid out and As- built approximately 2,250 linear feet of proposed slurry wall and 60 LBE’s (Load Bearing Elements). The slurry wall was constructed in three lifts requiring constant monitoring for movement with additional checks during the construction of the LBE’s.

Learn more about the project on the TREVIICOS web site.

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