Dorchester District Courthouse

Project Name: Dorchester District Courthouse
Location: Dorchester, MA
General Contractor: Peabody Construction Co., Inc.
Project Value: $13,303,303
Project Owner: Div. of Capital Planning & Ops.
Sector: Governmental
Timeframe: 1995 – 1997

Project Features:

  • New construction/addition
  • Renovate/preserve original headhouse
  • Relocation of working court
  • 18 detention cells
  • State-of-the-art Mech. Room

Project Description:

Renovation and expansion of the Dorchester District Courthouse included preserving the original classical character of the original head house and merging a 3-story, structural steel addition to create a 76,000 square foot courthouse on 1.5 acres within a densely populated residential/commercial neighborhood. The project required extensive masonry restoration to its existing façade that contained granite, precast, limestone and brick materials. Additionally, salvaged and restored building materials were: Judge’s lobby mahogany wall paneling, bookcases and courtroom chandeliers. The completed building included: new entry with granite stairs, portico supported by multiple ornate columns topped with classical corinthian capitals; six courtrooms; 18 detention cells and various administration chambers and offices.

Jack Grant Responsibility/Specific Participation:

  • Vice President of Operations duties at PCC during construction
  • Also, Project Manager from initiation through closeout
  • Directly responsible and accountable for all aspects of the project including managing budget, costs, scheduling, subcontractor performance and construction quality
  • Participated in formulating, submitting and negotiating a $1 million+, one-year request for equitable adjustment time extension delay claim

Architect:
Goody Clancy & Assoc.
Boston, MA 02116

Structural Engineer:
Lim Consultants, Inc.
Cambridge, MA, 02139

Mech./Elec. Engineer:
C.A. Crowley Engineering
Middleborough, MA, 02346