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Total Square Footage 34,277,258
Total Dollar Volume $20,487,900,000.00

General

Established 2011
Website http://www.vidaris.com/
Phone Number (212) 689-5389

Vidaris, Inc. is a consulting firm specializing in building envelope, sustainability, energy efficiency, and code advisory. The company was created by combining the legacy firms of Israel Berger and Associates, LLC (IBA) and Viridian Energy & Environmental, LLC.

Formed in 1994, IBA established an exterior wall consulting practice providing niche services to real estate owners, owner representatives, and architects. Services were provided for new construction as well as investigation, repositioning, repair, and restoration of existing buildings. Later expansion included roofing as well as waterproofing consulting, encompassing the entire building envelope. IBA developed into an industry-leading resource.

Viridian Energy & Environmental was established in 2006, providing consulting services to assist building owners and managers in energy efficiency, sustainability, and LEED certifications. Energy modeling expertise set Viridian apart from other consultants offering more standardized service and support.

In 2011, IBA and Viridian Energy & Environmental merged their specialized service offerings to form Vidaris. As building envelope designs and mechanical systems were becoming more complex, the two companies recognized that it was an opportunity, more so a necessity, for them to be able to provide a holistic approach to these closely related disciplines for their clients.   Deep technical knowledge, a long proven track record, reputation, and a sophisticated analytical approach would allow Vidaris to provide a level of service second to none.

Today, Vidaris’ experienced professional staff, made up of architects and engineers, provides an integrated, holistic approach to building challenges by delivering expert advice across multiple service offerings. Vidaris continues to work collaboratively with design teams (architects, engineers, other specialty consultants, manufacturers, and contractors), assisting them throughout the design, construction, and post-occupancy of new and existing building projects.  

Vidaris utilizes the latest technology, modeling software, and design trends together with their in-depth and up-to-date knowledge of energy and building codes to assist its clients in constructing or maintaining a quality building. Vidaris’ professionals continue to serve as representatives on regulatory boards and code committees, thereby being at the helm of the industry when it comes to energy and building code compliance.

As building designers and system vendors continue to develop new and more sophisticated designs, surpassing present conventional practice, Vidaris’ advisory impact will prove to be even more critical.

Updates

MIT Kendall Square Initiative
- Sep 12, 2019

Core Climbing on MIT Kendall Square Site 3 The core is climbing and steel framing has started on site 3 of MIT's Kendall Square Initiative. The building will include 280,000 square feet of flex lab and office space over 27,000 square feet of ground-floor retail. The Kendall Building, with its clock tower, will remain and become part of the main entrance to the project.  


SOCOTEC Acquires Vidaris
- Sep 04, 2019

SOCOTEC Acquires Vidaris SOCOTEC Group, a major player in risk management and asset performance optimization, announced that on July 22, 2019, it had acquired ArchEng, the holding company of five legal entities: Vidaris, Inc, CBI Consulting, C2G International and Synergen Consulting International.  Headquartered in New York, NY, Vidaris is a leading TIC (testing, inspection and certification) consultancy focused on assurance services, building design, efficiency and dispute resolution in the construction, real estate, infrastructure and industrial fields, serving as an independent third‐party advisor for leading developers, property owners, industrial operators, utilities, architects and engineers. The Company’s multidisciplinary, highly technical and integrated service offering includes three major segments: (i) Architectural Consulting, Testing, Inspection and Certification ("ATIC"); (ii) Dispute Resolution ("DR"); and (iii) Engineering Consulting, Testing, Inspection and Certification ("ETIC") on both existing and new assets. Vidaris covers both the East and West coasts and cities in-between, including prominent cities like New York, NY; Boston, MA; Miami, FL; Atlanta, GA; Houston, TX; and Los Angeles, CA; as well as an office in Australia.  Clients and projects come from various market sectors, including industrial, residential and commercial real estate, stadium and entertainment venues, infrastructure- including roadways, airports, railways, bridges and tunnels, transportation equipment to renewable energy equipment, power lines, pipelines, and industrial sites. “Vidaris aligns well with SOCOTEC’s strategy of partnering with teams of high value‐added services to accelerate our organic- and acquisition-driven growth.  We are very excited about this merger as it is another step in our strategy to build the leading international TIC firm in Construction, Building Envelope and Infrastructure, with Vidaris being a monumental stepping stone within the USA,” said Hervé Montjotin, CEO of SOCOTEC Group. “The acquisition broadens the capabilities of SOCOTEC to include consulting, architectural assistance and dispute resolution, services not previously offered, as well as heightens opportunities for cross-selling.” Chief Executive Officer of Vidaris, Marc Weissbach, said in a statement, “There is tremendous synergy between SOCOTEC and Vidaris. Both firms have similar cultures, recognize the importance of strong relationships with employees and clients, and have long recognized that testing, inspection and certification are not only critical but necessary in our markets. We are happy to be now part of a larger, integrated group and look forward to delivering the highest level and quality of technical expertise our clients rely upon to an expanded geographic realm.” Vidaris was previously owned by Cortec Group, a New York private equity firm.  The company is managed by Marc Weissbach and the firm’s partners, who will continue as shareholders and employees following closing. The Vidaris acquisition represents SOCOTEC’s sixth investment in 2019.


The Hub on Causeway
- Aug 13, 2019

CitizenM Open At The Hub on Causeway The CitizenM hotel at The Hub on Causeway is now open. The European inspired hotel features 272 rooms along with ample common space including an outdoor roof deck with outstanding views. While the rooms at CitizenM may be small they come equipped with smart features including MoodPad-operated lighting and high-quality finishes like XL king beds and rain showers. Rooms rates are currently listed at $279 per night. Photos courtesy Boston Properties Next up for The Hub on Causeway, the expected opening of the Star Market and ArcLight theater this fall followed by the first occupancy of the residential tower, Hub50 House. Hub50 House, now leasing, will offer 440 luxury units with an array of amenities including a fitness center overlooking the Zakim Bridge, a game & media room, outdoor deck, Skypool, and Woof Deck.


145 Broadway
- Aug 06, 2019

Final Stages of Construction Wrapping up for Akamai Headquarters  Interior finishing and final stages of construction are wrapping up for what will be Akamai's new headquarters at 145 Broadway in Kendall Square. The new 450,000+ office tower is expected to be complete later this year. The landmark building features a cantilevered design along with a mile-long staircase on the interior, "the Akamile" extending from the lobby up to the 19th floor.   


The Hub on Causeway
- Jul 26, 2019

Rapid7 Moves Into Posh New HQ at The Hub on Causeway Rapid7 has officially moved into their new 147,000-square-foot office space at the Hub on Causeway. The new headquarters The firm has more than doubled its global headcount since 2014 and has nearly 500 of the 1,000 employees working locally. The new office space is modern, open, and hopes to create an exceptional work experience for employees. Images courtesy of Boston Properties


One Post Office Square
- Jul 26, 2019

Facade Removal Underway at One Post Office Square Demo work continues for the upcoming modernization and expansion of One Post Office Square. The existing facade dating back to 1980 is being removed up to the 30th floor and replaced with a new glass curtain wall. On the upper floors, the glass will be applied over the existing facade. New square footage is also being added to the site in the form of a new 18-story building to replace the existing parking garage. This new structure will include 300 fully automated parking spaces with 13 floors of office space above. The upgraded tower will also include new amenity spaces with sweeping views of the surrounding skyline, a fitness and conference center, a restaurant, and retail space.   


MIT Kendall Square Initiative
- Jul 18, 2019

MIT Kendall Square Construction Recap MIT's Kendall Square Initiative is rapidly progressing with various stages of construction underway on 4 sites within just a few blocks of Cambridge's most sought after neighborhood. At 314 Main Street, future home of Boeing, facade install is reaching the top floors and next door at 290-292 Maint Street exterior work looks to be nearly complete. The concrete core is also climbing on site #3, 238 Main Street, for what will be a lab/office tower. Just down the block, the renovations to One Broadway are also rapidly progressing with the Roche Brothers supermarket set to open in the next few months. Work has also started on site #1, next to One Broadway, for the NOMA building. NOMA will include around 300 residential units, 2 levels of parking, and ground-floor retail/restaurant space.


The Hub on Causeway
- Jun 23, 2019

Steel Framing Rapidly Rising for Final Phase of The Hub on Causeway Steel framing is rapidly progressing for the final phase of the Hub on Causeway, the 650,000 square feet office tower. Verizon has already committed to a lease of 440,000 square foot within the building. Elsewhere in the project interior work is ongoing for the residential tower, citizenM hotel, and the office and commercial spaces in the podium. The citizenM hotel is expected to open in mid-September and fit-outs are also ongoing for the Star Market, what will be Boston's largest supermarket, along with the ArcLight theater with both expected to open this fall as well. Leasing is also underway for the residential units, 440 in total, which feature Italian cabinetry with under cabinet lighting, Silestone countertops, and in-unit laundry. Residents at Hub 50 House will have access to an array of luxury amenities including a fitness center overlooking the Zakim Bridge, a game & media room, outdoor deck, Skypool, and Woof Deck. First residents are set to move in this fall, making for what are sure to be a busy couple of months for one of Boston's largest project.


MIT Kendall Square Initiative
- Jun 10, 2019

Work Underway for Site 3 of MIT's Kendall Square Initiative Work has started on the core for building 3 as MIT continues to change the face of Kendall Square. Building 3, located behind the Kendall Building at 238 Main Street will be a 12-story tower designed by Perkins+Will. The building will feature 27,000 square feet of ground floor retail along with 280,000 square feet of flexible lab and office space. on the upper floors. The redevelopment of the Kendall Building is a companion to the project as well. This early 1900’s building with its unique clock tower will become the main entrance to the complex with a 5 story atrium separating the existing and new buildings’ lower masses.   


The Hub on Causeway
- May 21, 2019

Membership Leasing Begins for Hub50House at The Hub on Causeway Membership leasing for Hub50House, the 440-unit, 38-story residential tower at The Hub on Causeway has now launched. Potential residents can tour the model homes and reserve units for fall occupancy in one of the city’s hottest neighborhoods by visiting the well-outfitted leasing center at 100 Causeway Street. Hub50House is a vibrant luxury rental property located at 50 Causeway Street adjacent to TD Garden and North Station, featuring unique amenities, Boston’s most connected location and exclusive access throughout The Hub on Causeway as part of the property’s HubClub, an insider’s access club.  Fully integrated into the 1.5-million square foot The Hub on Causeway and located atop the site of the original Boston Garden, Hub50House is the most accessible, transit-oriented location in the city with direct access to 65% of the MBTA’s stations via subway, commuter rail, and shuttle buses. The neighborhood also offers easy walkability to the Financial District, Beacon Hill, the North End, Charlestown, and Government Center. Plentiful on-site parking also includes bike storage and repair.  Hub50House offers expansive indoor and outdoor community spaces for residents, their pets and their guests – the most shared amenity space in the city, including three amenity floors and three outdoor lounges providing:  Rooftop sky pool adjacent to two reservable lounge rooms, one with private catering kitchen, one with demonstration kitchen Woof Deck with adjacent pet spa and lounge, oversize laundry, and additional storage lockers Outdoor skyline deck for grilling and lawn games, with a fire pit and a communal outdoor kitchen including four open grills, fridges, sinks and ice maker, and two reservable private grill pods with their own fridges, sinks, and outdoor televisions Business center including reservable conference room, coffee bar, three party rooms (one with demonstration kitchen), quiet room, game room with pool and poker tables, media room, fitness center with yoga and spin studio Residents at Hub50House will experience a highly convenient, cutting-edge and full-service lifestyle.  Offerings include Tide dry cleaning lockers for easy drop-off/pick up, dog walking services, package delivery with smartphone notification and an on-site transit screen with real-time information. Destination dispatch elevators provide modern convenience alongside a 24/7 concierge paired with a highly secure building entrance equipped with three security touch points at every entrance. Hub50House members will receive exclusive access and perks at The Hub on Causeway through the property’s HubClub. This includes membership to ‘Rafters’, a whole new level of entertainment in TD Garden’s Boston Garden Society opening for the 2019/20 season.  HubClub also offers additional VIP experiences at Big Night Live and ArcLight Cinema.  “Hub50House combines the most connected location in Boston with the most unique amenities to create a living experience unmatched in the city of Boston,” stated Bryan Koop, Executive Vice President for Boston Properties. “Through the combination of our distinctive spaces and HubClub access, residents at Hub50House will be able to make the most of each and every day.” “Not only is The Hub on Causeway bridging together the residents of the North and West End but with Hub50House, it will now be the new home to hundreds of Boston residents,” said Charlie Jacobs, CEO of Delaware North’s Boston Holdings. “Those that reside in Hub50House will soon be a short elevator ride away from the best entertainment district in the City of Boston.” Each Hub50House residence features at least 9’ ceilings with floor to ceiling windows in all units that showcase unparalleled water and city views. There are a variety of layouts from metro units to three-bedroom penthouses and two finish packages to select from, but all interior finishes include Navona Italian cabinetry, Silestone countertops and a GE or Bosch appliance suite. Storage has been prioritized with Elfa closet systems and oversized vanities, shelving and cabinets. All units have washer/dryers and Nest thermostats. Leasing and marketing for the property is handled exclusively by The Collaborative Companies. For more information or to make an appointment for a hard hat tour of the property, visit www.hub50house.com.  


Congress Square
- May 17, 2019

NPC Approved for 15-19 Congress The Notice of Project change for 15-19 Congress Street, part of the Congress Square development has been approved by the BPDA. The approval calls for approximately 116 hotel guestrooms instead of 35 condominiums. Retail space will continue to be included on the ground floor and there is virtually no change to the structure and massing of the building.


The Beverly
- May 16, 2019

Courtyard Marriott Hotel at The Beverly Refinanced for $90 Million The Courtyard Marriott Hotel at The Beverly in Boston has been refinanced for $90 million via HSBC Bank. The 220-room Courtyard Marriott hotel is part of the 14-story mixed-use building featuring 239 top-quality, mixed-income apartment residences, that also features 10,000 square feet of ground-floor retail. 


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