J. Calnan & Associates, Inc., Completes Phase II of Biogen IDEC’s Corporate Headquarters

By February 4, 2011News

2/4/2011, Quincy, MA — J. Calnan & Associates, Inc., one of New England’s leading construction management firms specializing in world-class pre-construction services and challenging construction projects, recently completed the corporate headquarters for Biogen IDEC, a global leader in the discovery, development, manufacturing, and commercialization of innovative therapies. Biogen’s headquarters are located at The Weston Corporate Center in Weston, MA.

J. Calnan & Associates completed the fast-track 100,000 square foot corporate headquarters in just fourteen weeks. Highlights include new executive offices with high-end finishes, open office areas and workstations as well as three cutting-edge telepresence and video conference rooms.

JC&A is committed to using technology to ultimately make a project more efficient and effective for clients. This was especially important to Biogen. Equipped with the Apple iPad, the JC&A team was able to use this emerging technology to communicate project information, send meeting minutes, access real time data, review plans and coordinate the punchlist. This allowed for great collaboration amongst the entire team and expedited the decision making process to ultimately keep the project on schedule.
The project team included Boston Properties, landlord; Vanderweil Engineers, mechanical, electrical plumbing and fire protection engineering; Nelson, architecture; and Office Environments, audio-visual and furniture.

This marks the second project with Biogen IDEC in as many years and is latest addition to J. Calnan & Associates’ growing portfolio that includes NESN, The TJX Companies, A123, Warner Brothers, BJ’s, Thayer Academy, Fresenius Medical, Acceleron Pharmaceuticals, Shire Pharmaceuticals and Parexel International among others.

Vice President Jim Cahill says, “We are thrilled with the relationship we’ve continued to develop with Boston Properties and the Biogen IDEC team. Loyal, repeat clients are a testament to our people, core values and mission. As a company, we pride ourselves on providing high-end client service to exceptional companies and there isn’t a truer indicator than repeat business that we’re following through on our promise.”

About J. Calnan & Associates, Inc.
Founded in 1996, J. Calnan & Associates, Inc. (JC&A), is one of New England’s leading construction management firms specializing in pre-construction services and challenging construction projects. JC&A provides world-class services to select high-profile clients in the corporate, private school and healthcare/life science markets. JC&A’s reputation has earned assignments from select clients including New England Sports Network (NESN), Reebok International, The TJX Companies, A123, Biogen IDEC, PUMA, iRobot, Warner Brothers, The MathWorks and General Electric to name a few. Among recent awards, JCA has received a Boston Business Journal Citizenship award for its philanthropic efforts four years in a row; Boston SF recognized JC&A as “Construction Firm of the Year;” and the Ohio Casualty Group presented JC&A with the Platinum Safety Award for an outstanding safety record for the second time in two years. More information can be found at www.jcalnan.com.

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