J. Calnan & Associates, Inc. Completes at A123 Systems’ Corporate Headquarters

By May 13, 2011News

5/13/2011, 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 complex, corporate headquarters project for A123 Systems located at 200 West Street in Waltham, MA.

The project consisted of renovating 90,000 square feet of existing office space for the lithium-ion battery maker. Project highlights include 12,000 square feet of pre-manufactured Dry-Room labs; major mechanical upgrades including 700 tons of chiller equipment, 8-million BTU boiler package and a 150-ton of Liebert Glycol System; installation of new primary 3000-amp electrical service to accommodate new utility requirements as well as the installation of a new freight elevator, loading dock and fitness center.

This was an extremely complex project with a very aggressive schedule that required collaboration from the entire project team consisting of Boston Properties, Landlord; T3 Advisors, tenant representation; Packard Design, architecture; and AHA Engineers, mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering.

A123 is the latest addition to JC&A’s impressive client portfolio that includes Warner Brothers, The TJX Companies, Biogen Idec, Reebok International, Constant Contact and Puma to name a few.

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), Partners Healthcare, Reebok International, The TJX Companies, Inc., Biogen, PUMA, iRobot, Warner Brothers, The MathWorks, General Electric, and Converse. 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 third time in three years. More information can be found at www.jcalnan.com

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