Operating in Today’s World

You expect no surprises during construction that is why we are always testing new technology that offers better outcomes. We’ve incorporated a comprehensive range of pre-construction and construction management Engineering and Technical services, including:

Putting Safety First

Making sure every single person on our job site ends the day healthy and safe requires considerable effort and investment by many people. We’re here to implement and enforce safety on behalf of all of our project partners, and the AGC has recognized Commodore for outstanding safety performance. Our safety practices include:

  • Monthly safety committee meetings to identify and discuss potential safety scenarios and improvements
  • A rigorous, ongoing safety training program for every employee
  • Safety dashboard to identify important data and track it
  • Superintendents are required to maintain the 30-hour OSHA certificate

Making Technology Work

Engineering Services:

  • Laser scanning/drone flight/360
  • Floor level surveys
  • Mechanical Design
  • Design Management
  • Existing systems assessments

Technical Services

  • MEP coordination management
  • 3D modeling and site logistics/safety
  • 4D visual scheduling
  • Design-assist support
  • Virtual reality walk-through
  • Augmented reality support

System Management

  • Preconstruction design review
  • Schedule support
  • Submittal review
  • Field QA/QC
  • Startup/Turnover

Driving Sustainability

New codes and client needs continue to push the industry in the sustainable construction direction. Adapting and learning is essential to keeping up in the marketplace, and by asking questions, understanding your needs, and collaborating with design teams, we can be part of the future that increases efficiency, contributes to a circular economy, and contemplates the right way to facilitate an evolution in construction management. Though this will not be an easy transition over the next decade, the ROI and financial sense of going green have been proven, making a necessary change more attractive and beneficial.

A few of Commodore’s sustainability initiatives and accomplishments include:

  • Our corporate office is officially recognized as a WELL Health-Safety space by the International WELL Building Institute
  • Wheaton College – First Passive House College Dorm in Massachusetts
  • 69 A Street – First Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) Building in Boston
  • 28-Unit Residence in South Boston – First Passive House Multi-unit Residence in New England
  • Composting programs in our office. We estimate to eliminate roughly 28T CO2e annually through this initiative.
  • No idling mandated on all job sites. Idling trucks contribute directly to both carbon emissions and jobsite air pollution. Through this initiative, we estimate to eliminate approximately 125T CO2e annually.
  • During construction, all temporary lights used be LED. This change was adopted company wide and is now part of every single jobsite. This change creates an 82% reduction in energy use from typical florescent bulbs and a 50% energy reduction from CFL bulbs. Commodore estimates that roughly 567T CO2e annually will be saved.

By taking the time to work with our design partners and in-house experts, Commodore will review the materials we suggest, procure and install on jobsites to make sure they fall within the following categories:

  • Made from sustainable sources
    Ex: FSC Wood, high recycled content ceiling tiles
  • Readily reusable or recyclable in the local area
    Ex: Materials and equipment that can be donated to local material reuse companies (i.e., Boston Building Resources)
  • Manufacturers have a sponsored take-back or defined end of life program
    Ex: Armstrong and Interface material take-back programs
  • Contain no harmful “forever” chemicals such as PFAS or those present on chemical red lists
  • Promote human health and wellness for both the installers and the client

Promoting Diversity & Inclusion

As a Veteran-owned company, we understand the importance of creating a more diverse and inclusive workforce. We are committed to doing our part to help get more diverse candidates and W/MBE businesses involved with our projects. The more diversity on our teams the stronger our capacity to problem solve and discover innovative ideas. We are starting to see a change with our most diverse C.O.R.E. class to date. There is a lot more work to be done and we are on our journey. Some other areas where we are making a difference include:

  • Scholarship for minority female students at Wentworth Institute of Technology
  • Co-ops from Cristo Rey School
  • Supporter of Horizons for Homeless Children
  • Partnering with Ron Burton Training Village
  • Created a Diversity & Inclusion Committee which meets bi-weekly
  • Drop Box for job applications on project sites
  • Open Houses for W/MBE subcontracting and trades firms for future partnering opportunities
  • Partnering with Supplier Diversity Office