The Millennium Bostonian Hotel is a high-rise hotel that, although extensively renovated in recent years, had never passed required smoke control acceptance testing with the Boston Fire Department. The Hotel enlisted SMMA to retro-commission its life safety and smoke control systems, to obtain both acceptance by the Boston Fire Department and a certificate of occupancy from the Boston Inspectional Services Department.
Commissioning is a vital means of ensuring that today’s complex building systems are working as intended, for both owners and occupants. SMMA has significant experience in offering Cx and retro-Cx services for both commercial and institutional clients on a variety of project types, ranging from Level-5 integrated testing of data centers to City of Boston smoke-control acceptance testing.
With a knowledge base informed by the firm's extensive design experience, our Commissioning Group is directly supported by our broad team of senior professional engineers, who perform important interim design reviews and provide input on both proposed field-testing strategies and the resolution of operational issues.
Communication Is Key
We understand that communication with the greater project team is every bit as important as our technical capabilities—and our success is testament to that fact. Our Commissioning Group embraces a team-oriented project approach, communicating openly and consistently with key stakeholders to ensure that each project realizes a successful outcome.