The planned Artists for Humanity EpiCenter addition will add approximately 57,000 square feet of new studios, partner studios, and event and retail space to the center’s existing site in South Boston. The addition spans the site’s only open space for full site coverage, requiring the construction work zone to be outside of the building footprint and within the public way. Prior to construction, the project’s general contractor retained Kittelson to prepare a construction management plan (CMP) to limit construction impacts to pedestrians and traffic.
Using AutoCAD and AutoTURN software, Kittelson tested several site logistic plans. Considerations included temporary street closures, conversion of streets to one-way operations, and temporary relocation of traffic signal equipment. Solutions to minimize impacts were achieved through an iterative process with the construction manager.
Good Planning Makes for a Good Neighbor During Construction
Kittelson developed a phased set of logistic plans to allow for the construction crane to be set up on two different streets during construction. The CMP was accepted as proposed by the Boston Transportation Department, which allowed the project to proceed into construction. The construction manager has reported that the plan’s implementation is working well.