How a new WBE firm lays out Boston - Brennan Consulting

August 18, 2017 - Construction Design & Engineering
GE Headquarters


College of the Holy Cross Hart Center


Boston, MA As cranes continue to dot the city’s skyline, Laureen Poulakis and Brennan Consulting, Inc. provide a unique delivery of construction services. “Our team creates value and brings commitment, innovation and state-of-the-art technology to complex construction layouts. We deliver unparalleled attentiveness to our clients. It’s the foundation of our practice,” said Poulakis.

Laureen Poulakis,
Brennan Consulting, Inc.

Boston clients are increasingly referring to Brennan Consulting as the go-to firm for construction layout. The core of Brennan’s practice has always been reliability, responsiveness and the delivery of a quality product. Brennan’s inventory includes a number of robotic total stations, enabling field personnel to work accurately with one or two person crews. Reflectorless total stations, 3D laser scanners, GPR and GPS receivers also highlight their sophisticated equipment line. Current clients using Brennan’s unique construction services include: Suffolk Construction, WT Rich Construction, Skanska, BOND, Cranshaw Construction, Vynorius Companies, PROCON, Mount Vernon Group Architects, Donham & Sweeney (now Context) Architecture, DiMarinisi & Wolff Architects, The Abbey Group, Waypoint Companies, Grossman Companies, multiple Mass. municipalities, DCAMM and the MWRA.

This month’s featured projects:

College of the Holy Cross Hart Center for BOND. As a 138,000 s/f renovation with 143,000 s/f of  addition, the new Hart Center at the Luth Athletic Complex poses several construction layout challenges. Beginning with field measurements of existing steel columns and building façades, to insuring accurate alignments of the proposed addition, Brennan surveyors deliver high-quality geometry and controls. (image courtesy Sasaki).

GE Headquarters for Suffolk Construction. The construction layout complexities are vast on this 390,000 s/f, 12-story glass structure connecting two renovated, century-old, brick warehouse buildings. Brennan Consulting surveyors and engineers are confirming existing controls and establishing a high-accuracy baseline for all trades to use during construction. (image courtesy Gensler).

Arthur M. Sackler Museum Harvard for Bond Brothers. This Harvard museum renovation requires Brennan Consulting’s complex construction layout services.  The project brings many challenges beginning with field measurements of existing steel columns and building facades to insuring the accurate alignment of proposed shear walls. The Sackler Museum is part of the Harvard University Art Museums, a network of buildings housing the Fogg, the Busch-Reisinger and several research centers.

Services provided to these projects include: Pre-construction/existing conditions surveys, sites, buildings, roads & bridges, cross-section & volume surveys, lines & structures, monitoring wells - layout & location, utility location & layout, precise deformation monitoring, quantity take offs, line & grade, topographic & detail surveys, pile driving layout, traverse/horizontal control, foundation layout, vertical control, anchor bolt/column layout, as built/as constructed surveys and roadway layout & grading                

Brennan Consulting, Inc. is recently WBE Certified and prequalified by Mass DOT. From surveying and civil site design to Massachusetts permitting, roadway design, traffic impact analysis and construction inspection, Brennan Consulting’s staff assures project delivery.


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