Chelsea Soldiers Home

Chelsea, Massachusetts

Description: We’re working with Payette Associates, DCAMM, and Consigli Construction, providing material testing services for Chelsea Soldiers Home in Chelsea, Massachusetts. Established in 1882, this multifaceted facility provides healthcare to veterans in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Chelsea Soldiers’ Home is undergoing a $100 million redevelopment project to replace its long term care facility. As stated by Massachusetts Governor Charlier Baker, “It is our duty to care for those who stood up and served this nation, and our obligation to ensure that their sacrifices are not forgotten. This funding allows us to move forward in that commitment.”

The Chelsea Soldiers’ Home project aims to exceed LEED Silver certification requirements, and includes a state-of-the-art Community Living Center designed and operated in compliance with the federal Department of Veterans’ Affairs specifications. It will also provide various medical services including long-term care, skilled nursing care, an Alzheimer’s unit, and outpatient services.

Scope of Work: For this project, Fenagh is providing numerous special inspections of materials including rebar, concrete, mortar, stone, steel, and asphalt. We’re also testing that the construction complies with proper requirements pertaining to floor flatness, metal framing, anchors, stairs, railings, earth moving, and retaining walls. By testing all of the different elements of the project, we’ll ensure the veterans’ care center is built with the highest level of structural integrity.