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Mattapan Station, Boston, MA

Project data

Location: Boston, United States

A 2.57-acre lot located adjacent to the Mattapan MBTA Red Line station will be a mixed-use redevelopment project consists of 135 residential rental units, 10,000 sq. ft. of commercial and retail space, a 70-space parking structure, and 50 surface parking spots. Plans include a secondary building comprised of 9 homeownership units in the future. The transit-oriented property will provide affordable and market-rate housing, a variety of transportation options, and direct access to the Neponset River Greenway.

Due to the efficiency obtained on another project in downtown Boston using a PERI hydraulic climbing system, the contractor selected 20,000 sq. ft. of PERI SKYDECK for the project. The SKYDECK slab formwork system with dropheads are used for the first level structural slab and second level post-tension slab. The panels and beams of SKYDECK will be cycled to subsequent pours while props, dropheads, and coverstrips remain in place as reshores.

Additionally, over 4,000 sq. ft. of PERI PD-5 10K shoring is on the project. 


  • Safe and efficient slab formwork system


Marguerite Concrete

Customer's benefit

  • Safe and lightweight systems save labor time and increase productivity on site.
  • Simple and systematic assembly sequencing requires minimal training and accelerate working operations.
  • SKYDECK Drophead system allows early stripping with props staying in place while mainbeams and panels are already used on the next level.

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Jason Gouveia

“There wasn’t much of a learning curve when we transitioned from the traditional truss and plywood system to the PERI SKYDECK system. The carpenters found it much easier and a lighter system to use. Production was increased exponentially.”

Peter Notargiacomo
Carpenter Foreman

“This is my first time working with the SKYDECK system and it is easy to learn. It is a lot easier because you can use less people and it’s a lot safer.”

PERI solution

  • Excellent engineering and logistics support
  • High production slab formwork system