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nities such as solar outlets and charging
stations for electric cars.
While building the main structures,
Terratec is adhering to its roots by supplying
the infrastructure related with the project, including all of the main roads and sidewalks.
On this particular project, Terratec is serving
as both the general contractor as well as the
developer. Again, it has tapped its own experience in preparing the entire development.
"We have performed everything from
sitework to earthwork from sewers to sidewalks and landscaping," Matraji notes. "And
we have also started working on the surface
and then drainage."
So far the project is going well, although
building in the Northeast can be difficult
with extreme weather conditions. Matraji
notes that Terratec did provide heating
services on site, in an effort to keep things
moving. Because Terratec is relatively new
to the homebuilding process, it is still in the
early stages of establishing relationships
with reliable subcontractors in this sector.
And while the company isn't singularly
focused on lean methods, it has implemented some processes to ensure construction
goes smoothly. The first of those is replacing
the traditional stick framing with panelized
construction, which refers to a more efficient way of framing the buildings versus
standard erection.

Terratec is serving as both general
contractor and developer on the
Cranberry Village project.

Matraji also notes that a lot of the sidewalls on the structures were prefabricated
panels, which workers simply needed to
raise onto the structure. And though Terratec
is somewhat new to the residential industry,
it gave significant input on the overall deCranberry Village has been
Terratec's largest project
to date.

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sign, including changing the flooring system
from i-joists to floor trusses, a much more
efficient and economical method.
Cranberry Village has been Terratec's
largest residential project to date, and the
importance isn't lost on the company's
leadership. In fact it moved its offices from
Marlborough, well over an hour away, to
Middleborough to monitor the project. The
move turned out to be beneficial, as the
company can monitor all of its projects from
the new location. "From this office we can
manage all our projects, from Brookline to
Boston to Newton," Matraji says. "We try to
keep everything in the Boston area."
For Matraji, travelling for work is nothing
new. He has lived overseas and overseen
projects in Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Dubai.
And while the summers in Massachusetts
can be hot, they certainly don't compare
to the Middle East. Though it's still early in
Terratec's residential building career, the
early results are promising.
"I know we are just starting," Matraji
says. "But we are pushing forward and
determined, and we are doing our best to
make it happen."

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