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Tocci Building Cos. finishes modular construction of Chelsea Place apartment complex

Tocci Building Cos. said it has completed construction of Chelsea Place, a 56-unit residential complex in Chelsea.

Because it used modular construction techniques, Woburn-based Tocci said it was able to shave about five to six months off the project’s time frame while reducing construction costs by about 15 percent.

Tocci said it worked on the project with Khalsa Design Inc. and Cambridge-based Oaktree Development LLC.

Using Oaktree Development’s GreenStaxx System, Tocci said it built the apartment complex by using 80 pre-fabricated modulars.

“The pre-designed and pre-engineered multi-level ‘stacks’ of residential units were then fitted together like Lego blocks and, once stacked together, finishing touches were applied to the project,” Tocci said in a press release.

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That release included a statement from John Tocci, the company’s chief enabling officer.

The completed project broke ground in November 2012 and steel began going up in January. In comparison to a traditional project schedule, a modular project schedule enables residences to be ready for occupancy 30 percent to 50 percent sooner, he said.

The apartment complex contains one, two, and two-plus bedroom units that range in size from 700 to 1,000 square feet.


Chris Reidy can be reached at reidy@globe.com.