Corporate Profile: Brennan Consulting

As Boston’s real estate market continues to heat up, Laureen Poulakis and her team at Brennan Consulting provide a unique delivery of civil and land survey services. “We’re that mid-sized boutique firm, responsive, delivering unparalleled attentiveness to our clients’ success. Brennan Consulting has retained that commitment as the foundation of our practice.”

Laureen Poulakis

From surveying and civil site design through the complexities of Massachusetts permitting to roadway design, traffic impact analysis and construction inspection, Brennan Consulting’s diverse and qualified staff assures successful project delivery. “Our one-stop shopping and recent WBE certification are unique for our size. It sets us apart here in Boston,” says Poulakis.

A few of Brennan’s projects currently underway:

  • GE Headquarters South Boston.
  • 810 Mount Auburn Street, Watertown.
  • Westford Fire Station.
  • Landmark Boston.
  • Carter Field Northeastern U.
  • Cape Cod Community College Barnstable.
  • Harvard DEF Allston.
  • FW Webb Woburn.
  • Clippership Wharf, East Boston.
  • Wynn Boston Harbor Casino.
  • 20 Penniman Road, Allston.
  •  75 Braintree Street, Allston.

This month’s featured project: 31 Orleans St., East Boston, for Waypoint Companies.

Rendering of 31 Orleans St. / courtesy Peter Quinn Architects LLC

Brennan performed civil site design; stormwater and flood storage engineering; permitting at the BRA, PIC, and BWSC; land surveying; and construction layout for several of the latest residential developments by Waypoint Companies. Featured here is 31 Orleans Street, a four-story residential building including 14 residences in the East Boston neighborhood of Jeffries Point, near the waterfront and MBTA. Views of Boston Harbor and the Boston skyline are highlighted from the units, and project amenities include a common roof deck, underground parking, and construction to LEED Gold efficiency standards.

Brennan Consulting delivers several unique services to minimize client risk and reduce costs. The stormwater management design, approved by BWSC, utilized a unique method of obtaining the BWSC required 1 inch of rainfall infiltration and phosphorous removal by creating voids below the main entrance/foyer and subgrade parking ramp. Utilizing voids instead of industry-standard chambers, Brennan was able to remain sufficiently above the seasonal high groundwater elevation, significantly reducing infrastructure costs to the owner. During project review, BWSC requested that the development team employ an infiltration method known as injection wells; however, Brennan engineers were successfully able to illustrate the simplistic effectiveness of the voids and, again, avoid unnecessary capital and future maintenance costs.

Brennan Consulting is recently WBE certified and prequalified by Mass DOT. “It’s the people I employ and work with closely that make this company successful,” says Poulakis.

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