Dept. of Social Services at Dorchester Marketplace

Renovation
New Social Services offices - view of corner of building at sunrise

Construction services required to renovate an existing retail shell space including demolition, new demising wall, roofing, electric service, metal stud, drywall, doors, painting, cabinetry, flooring, new HVAC system, lighting, new windows, and a new façade for future Department of Social Services Tenant.

Challenges & Solutions

  • Aggressive Scheduling: Construction started without the complete design of the building being finished. Therefore, early packages were release to allow Willow Construction to start while the design was being finalized.
  • Material Availability: Material lead times were starting to increase at the start of the project. Long lead items were identified, and at the time of ordering we requested if there was an additional charge if the material could be expedited or quick shipped. A specific contingency was put in place to cover the additional cost of expedited materials if needed to meet the schedule.

Project Details

  • 24,000 square feet
  • Completed in 2021
  • Guaranteed Maximum Price
  • Owner:  Fairchild Properties
  • Architect: Crosby & Associates, AIA, LLC