JC&A Receives Silver Impact Award for Commitment to Community

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J. Calnan & Associates (JC&A) has officially been awarded a 2015 Silver Impact Award from Building Impact for their commitment to volunteerism and making a meaningful difference within the community.

Building Impact is proud to award J. Calnan & Associates with a Silver Impact Award for their commitment to strengthen the local community through volunteerism and giving. Their efforts have truly made a difference in the community, leaving a positive impact.” Building Impact

Building Impact makes it easy to help in the community by partnering with companies to implement a fully integrated volunteer program of options and opportunities with various ways to serve. They deliver high quality volunteer, donation, and networking opportunities to help companies become more civically engaged.  Through JC&A’s affiliation with Building Impact, they have helped generate over $1.06 million in volunteer time and product donations for over 250 nonprofit partners throughout 15 Massachusetts communities.

“The people of JC&A have a keen understanding of how much help we received from our community in our 20 years of business”, said Jay Calnan, Chief Executive Officer of JC&A. “We have successfully grown from a start-up company to an industry leader and are extremely cognizant of how instrumental our community has been in helping us to realize our goals.  Our community continues to inspire us every day to our very best and we feel strongly that it is our obligation to return that support in every way we can.”

Philanthropy is woven into the fabric at JC&A. They have been recognized 9 years in a row by the Boston Business Journal as a Top Corporate Philanthropist and named in the top 5 three of those years for average employee volunteer hours donated. Additionally, JC&A and Team IMPACT, a nonprofit housed in JC&A’s office, were recognized by the Boston Business Journal as Partners of the Year for their continued work to improve the quality of life for children facing life threatening illnesses by matching them with college athletic teams. JC&A has maintained its important work with Team IMPACT and is proud to report that they have matched over 800 children at more than 300 colleges and universities across 43 states!

J. Calnan & Associates also continues to give time and financial resources to organizations like The United Way, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Children’s Hospital, The Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, The International Rett Syndrome Foundation, Heading Home, On the Rise, The Jimmy Fund as well as countless local charitable organizations.

About J. Calnan & Associates, Inc.

J. Calnan & Associates is a leader in providing construction management and preconstruction services in the Academic, Corporate, Healthcare and Science & Technology markets in the Northeast. For 20 years, our strategic thinking, proactive approach and commitment to clients and the communities in which we live has made us a leader in the industry and attracted high-profile clients including Boston Properties, Biogen IDEC, Atlantic Management, Children’s Hospital, PTC Inc, Adidas, Shire Pharmaceuticals, The Park School, New England Sports Network (NESN), Philips, Constant Contact, The MathWorks and General Electric to name a few. Among recent awards, JC&A has received a Boston Business Journal Citizenship award for its philanthropic efforts nine years in a row and CoreNet Global New England Chapter has recognized JC&A as “Regional Service Provider of the Year” two times.   More information can be found at www.jcalnan.com.

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We Heart our People, our Clients and our Community

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As we reflect on 20 years of building success this Valentine’s Day, we want to show gratitude and sincere thanks to all of those who have made it possible for us to become one of the best construction management firms in New England.

As part of our 20th anniversary celebration and re-launch of our website – www.jcalnan.com – we want to give away a pair of Bruins tickets as a “thank you” to those who have helped us along our exciting journey. All you have to do is tell us about your experience working with JC&A over the years with your own “one word” and you’ll be entered into a drawing to win. Check out some of the words people have used to describe JC&A.

JC&A has been fortunate to collaborate with some of the best design and engineering firms over the years as well as leading property management, project management and brokerage firms. We are incredibly grateful to all of our employees, our partners and to our community that has contributed to our 20 years of success.

Here’s how to enter the drawing for Bruins tickets (Boston Bruins vs. Carolina Hurricanes on March 10th, 2016):

  1. Record a short video with your smartphone by telling us the one word that describes your experience working with JC&A.
  2. Email it to JCAunplugged@gmail.com with the hashtag #JCA1Word in the subject line – OR
  3. Follow our Facebook or LinkedIn page and post your video there using the hashtag #JCA1Word.
  4. Lastly, “like” us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and connect with us on our LinkedIn profiles so that you can participate in monthly gratitude giveaways for our 20th anniversary campaign celebration.

The winner will be chosen on March 4th, 2016.

Happy Valentine’s Day from your friends at JC&A!

JC&A Promotes Trull to Vice President

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Scott-Trull2Quincy, MA, February 8, 2016 – J. Calnan & Associates, Inc., one of New England’s leading construction management firms specializing in world-class pre-construction services and challenging construction projects, is pleased to announce that Scott Trull has been promoted from Project Executive to Vice President.

Mr. Trull successfully directed over 200 corporate office projects of all sizes. The projects have included work for high profile companies and landlords such Parexel, Boston Properties, EMC, Pegasystems, Reebok, GE, SanDisk, Polycom, Philips and Liberty Mutual to name a few. Throughout his nearly 20 years in the industry, he has also been able to work on projects for various universities on the east coast such as Towson University, University of Pennsylvania, Brown University and Harvard University. Mr. Trull has also managed the construction of multifamily residential properties in Baltimore, Philadelphia and New Jersey; including a renovation of a historic RCA factory into luxury loft apartments.

Clients and fellow employees alike praise Mr. Trull for his commitment to each client and for his dedication to the successful outcome of every project. Mike Crowther, Chief Operating Officer said, “Scott is extremely passionate about his work and driven to achieve success. He has not only exemplified JC&A’s approach to client development and delivering outstanding services, but has played a significant role in shaping the way we have adopted this as part of our culture.”

In his new role as Vice President, Mr. Trull will continue to deliver for our clients and will also focus on the continued advancement of JC&A’s initiatives including the training and development of our employees, technology tools and our overall processes and procedures.

Mr. Trull holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree from Brown University.

About J. Calnan & Associates, Inc.

J. Calnan & Associates is a leader in providing construction management and preconstruction services in the Academic, Corporate, Healthcare and Science & Technology markets in the New England region and beyond. For 20 years, our strategic thinking, proactive approach and commitment to clients and the communities in which we live has made us a leader in the industry and attracted high-profile clients including Boston Properties, Biogen IDEC, Atlantic Management, Children’s Hospital, PTC Inc, Adidas, Shire Pharmaceuticals, The Park School, New England Sports Network (NESN), Philips, Constant Contact, The MathWorks and General Electric to name a few. Among recent awards, JC&A has received a Boston Business Journal Citizenship award for its philanthropic efforts nine years in a row and CoreNet Global New England Chapter has recognized JC&A as “Regional Service Provider of the Year” two times. More information can be found at www.jcalnan.com.

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Helen of Troy Relocates Health HQ

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MPA, Calnan, and Cresa Team Up

Marlborough, MA – Margulies Perruzzi Architects (MPA), J. Calnan & Associates, Inc., and Cresa announced that the firms jointly provided design, construction, and transaction and project management services for the U.S. headquarters of the health and home segment of Helen of Troy, a consumer products company.

MPA provided interior architecture and corporate design services, Calnan provided preconstruction and construction management services, and Cresa provided transaction management and project management services for the 65,000sf interior fit-up of office and research and development laboratory space at 400 Donald Lynch Blvd. in Marlborough.

The new headquarters features an open and efficient floor plan with low-height workstations and glass-front offices that surround a core of support service spaces and collaboration areas. MPA’s design takes advantage of the building’s extensive window line to extend natural light deep into the space.

A large reception and gathering area serves as the hub of the office for employees and visitors alike. The branded reception and lounge area, with a folding glass wall to the elevators for off-hours security, welcomes visitors to the office. The reception lounge features two conference rooms that double as showrooms with product shelving and glass display cases. On the other side, a café gathering space provides vending and water filtration machines. This central gathering space features an exposed deck ceiling and polished concrete floors.

Adjacent to the reception area, MPA designed research and development and product testing laboratory space. The center features three large conference rooms with movable walls that open to accommodate 200 employees for a company meeting.

Fort Point Project Management, J. Calnan & Associates, and Gensler Complete Renovation/Expansion Project for Demandware’s Headquarters

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Fort Point Project Management (Fort Point PM), a provider of real estate project management and relocation services, J. Calnan & Associates (JC&A), a leading construction management and preconstruction firm, and the global design firm Gensler, recently completed the renovation/expansion of Demandware’s headquarters at 5 Wall Street in Burlington, MA to accommodate the software technology company’s rapid growth.

Since its founding in 2004, Demandware has been transforming commerce by empowering leading retailers and brands with innovative cloud technology. An expansion of its headquarters in Burlington was necessary to accommodate and anticipate new personnel. The company selected Fort Point PM to coordinate the planning, design, construction, and phased staff moves for Demandware’s headquarters. JC&A was selected as the construction manager for its strategic thinking, proactive construction approach and commitment to clients, ensuring world-class service throughout this project.

Demandware previously occupied two full floors at 5 Wall Street, and expanded to an additional floor to accommodate future growth. The additional floor required full design, construction, fit-out, and staff relocation, while the existing two floors called for furniture modifications, minor construction, and select staff relocation. All three floors, totaling 108,000rsf, required overall department programming and re-stack planning. This project is a 60,000rsf renovation that included the construction of a new network operations center (NOC) and the restacking of three floors consisting of new offices, conference rooms, breakout areas as well as a new café and reception area. Fort Point PM, JC&A, and Gensler worked closely with Demandware’s Facilities Team to complete the project.

Driven by innovation, Demandware aimed to create a workplace that encourages creative thinking and enables their collaborative, fast-paced culture to thrive. During the renovation, several collaboration spaces were designed to be open and comfortable, equipped with couches, TVs, and walls coated with whiteboard paint. A designated area was built to provide 24/7 IT support, the company café and bar underwent renovations, and over 200 employees were repositioned to optimize space efficiency.

The renovation/expansion enabled current Demandware staff to experience an upgraded work environment, and has prepared the space for future innovators that come aboard as the result of the company’s continuous success. The project involved architecture by Gensler, engineering by Cosentini Associates, AV by ACT Associates LLC, and furniture by Environments at Work.

Construction of new 163 Key Hotel Reaches Important Milestone

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J. Calnan & Associates, CSM Lodging, Group One and Atlantic Management celebrate the topping off The Hilton Garden Inn located in Marlborough, MA.  The new 5-Story, 105,000-square-foot hotel is part of the Marlborough Hills mixed-use “Live-Work-Play-Stay” development.

The upscale Hilton Garden Inn is slated to open Spring, 2016 and will offer 163 high quality hotel rooms, parking, a full service restaurant and bar, fitness room, pool, conference facilities, and breakout rooms.

The Marlborough Hills project is a real estate development that has transformed an outdated, vacant business park, previously home to Hewlett-Packard, into one of the most vibrant mixed-use development centers in New England, featuring commercial office, retail, residential, hotel, and pedestrian space.

The development features up to 1.05 million square feet suited for corporate office space, R&D, bio-tech, and technology uses, 350 new residential units and an estimated 50,000 square feet of retail including a daycare center, restaurant, market, coffee shop, banking, dry-cleaning, and other service amenities all within walking distance.

“We are proud to be part of the Marlborough’s transformation story so far and look forward to watching it flourish.   With major corporations like Quest Diagnostics and GE Healthcare; residential developments such as Avalon Bay and the future retail developments along with the new Hilton Garden Inn Hotel, Marlborough is truly a “live, work, play, stay” destination,” says Stephen Robak, Executive Vice President / Partner, with J. Calnan & Associates.

About J. Calnan & Associates, Inc.
J. Calnan & Associates is a leader in providing construction management and preconstruction services in the Academic, Corporate, Healthcare and Science & Technology markets in the New England region and beyond. For over 18 years, our strategic thinking, proactive approach and commitment to clients and the communities in which we live has made us a leader in the industry and attracted high-profile clients including Boston Properties, Biogen IDEC, Atlantic Management, Children’s Hospital, PTC Inc, Reebok, Shire Pharmaceuticals, The Park School, New England Sports Network (NESN), Philips, Constant Contact, The MathWorks and General Electric to name a few. Among recent awards, JC&A has received a Boston Business Journal Citizenship award for its philanthropic efforts eight years in a row and CoreNet Global New England Chapter has recognized JC&A as “Regional Service Provider of the Year” two times.   More information can be found at www.jcalnan.com.

J. Calnan & Associates, studio TROIKA and WB Engineers Complete Boston Harley-Davidson in Revere, MA

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2/4/2015, Quincy, MA — J. Calnan & Associates, studio TROIKA and WB Engineers have recently completed construction at Boston Harley-Davidson, located at 649 Squire Road in Revere, MA.

This project was a 60,000 SF gut renovation of two existing core and shell spaces into a new showroom which included service, sales, office, and bike storage spaces for the new dealership location.

The project scope included both exterior and interior work. The exterior work included site work, underground utility services, repaving, and landscaping, while the interior work involved a full demolition down to the building envelope and the build-out of a brand new MEP/FP, as well as all architectural components.
To bring both buildings up to current code standards, the team completed comprehensive structural upgrades including 100 new 40’ deep piles.
The end result is a cutting-edge new space that reflects the attitude of the Boston Harley Davidson brand.

About J. Calnan & Associates, Inc.
J. Calnan & Associates is a leader in providing construction management and preconstruction services in the Academic, Corporate, Healthcare and Science & Technology markets in the New England region and beyond. For over 18 years, our strategic thinking, proactive approach and commitment to clients and the communities in which we live has made us a leader in the industry and attracted high-profile clients including Boston Properties, Biogen IDEC, Atlantic Management, Children’s Hospital, PTC Inc, Reebok, Shire Pharmaceuticals, The Park School, New England Sports Network (NESN), Philips, Constant Contact, The MathWorks and General Electric to name a few. Among recent awards, JC&A has received a Boston Business Journal Citizenship award for its philanthropic efforts eight years in a row and CoreNet recognized JC&A as “Regional Service Provider of the Year.” More information can be found at www.jcalnan.com.

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For more information, contact:
Maureen Rystrom
Director of Marketing
J. Calnan & Associates, Inc.
617-801-0258
MRystrom@JCalnan.com

J. Calnan & Associates, Miller Dyer Spears and R.W. Sullivan Complete Malden Catholic High School in Malden, MA

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1/23/2015, Quincy, MA — J. Calnan & Associates, Miller Dyer Spears and R.W. Sullivan have recently completed construction at Malden Catholic High School, located at 99 Crystal Street in Malden, MA.

This project included installing a full sprinkler system servicing approximately 48,000 SF of multi-use spaces, including the gymnasium, auditorium, learning center and laboratories. There were 5 new laboratory spaces built which included lab casework, benches, epoxy countertops, six emergency showers and eye stations, and a 150 gallon neutralization tank with limestone chips and a PH monitoring system for lab drainage. The lab spaces also added 2 new fume hoods, for a total of 4, equipped with sinks and natural gas supplies.

The new 5,000 SF learning center included all new glass storefront, carpet, specialty ceilings and lighting, and high end millwork desks and display cases. The project also included installing a brand new elevator in a new CMU shaft which required modifications to the steel, roof and MEP systems.

About J. Calnan & Associates, Inc.
J. Calnan & Associates is a leader in providing construction management and preconstruction services in the Academic, Corporate, Healthcare and Science & Technology markets in the New England region and beyond. For over 18 years, our strategic thinking, proactive approach and commitment to clients and the communities in which we live has made us a leader in the industry and attracted high-profile clients including Boston Properties, Biogen IDEC, Atlantic Management, Children’s Hospital, PTC Inc, Reebok, Shire Pharmaceuticals, The Park School, New England Sports Network (NESN), Philips, Constant Contact, The MathWorks and General Electric to name a few. Among recent awards, JC&A has received a Boston Business Journal Citizenship award for its philanthropic efforts six years in a row and CoreNet recognized JC&A as “Regional Service Provider of the Year.” More information can be found at www.jcalnan.com.

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CoreNet Global New England Chapter Names Maureen Rystrom 2014 Regional Service Provider of the Year

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11/14/2014, Quincy, MA — CoreNet Global New England chapter recently named Maureen Rystrom of J. Calnan & Associates their Regional Service Provider of the Year at their 2014 Awards of Excellence held at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel.
The Real Estate Executive Leadership Awards recognize the global and regional real estate professional(s) whose accomplishments and thought leadership in the corporate real estate industry and charitable/civic realms, as well as their service to the profession distinguish them from their peers.

Maureen Rystrom assumed her current position as director of marketing with J. Calnan in 2008. In this role, she is responsible for planning, developing and implementing marketing strategies and communications for brand management, public relations, industry awards and recognition programs, events, and philanthropic initiatives. Additionally she manages their business development activities. Prior to joining JC&A, Rystrom was vice president of marketing for Capital Construction Co., and marketing manager for Suffolk Construction. Rystrom is a graduate of Bentley University with a BS in Marketing. She serves as co-chair for the CoreNet Global New England chapter programs and young leaders committees, a member of NAIOP’s charitable events committee and former VP of the marketing and membership committee, as well as a member of NEWiRE. Rystrom is co-founder of an all-woman’s networking group, PLA! She is a proud supporter of Team IMPACT, a charity whose mission is to connect and cultivate meaningful relationships between college athletic teams and children diagnosed with life-threatening diseases.

CoreNet Global is the world’s leading association for corporate real estate (CRE) and workplace professionals, service providers and economic developers. Nearly 7,000 members with 250 New England members – who include 70% of the Fortune 100 and nearly half of the Forbes Global 2000 – meet locally, globally, and virtually to develop networks, share knowledge, learn and thrive professionally. CoreNet Global’s mission is to advance the effectiveness of Corporate Real Estate professionals and the entire industry engaged in delivering value to corporations through the strategic management of corporate real estate and workplace resources.

About J. Calnan & Associates, Inc.
J. Calnan & Associates is a leader in providing construction management and preconstruction services in the Academic, Corporate, Healthcare and Science & Technology markets in the New England region and beyond. For over 18 years, our strategic thinking, proactive approach and commitment to clients and the communities in which we live has made us a leader in the industry and attracted high-profile clients including Boston Properties, Biogen IDEC, Atlantic Management, Children’s Hospital, PTC Inc, Reebok, Shire Pharmaceuticals, The Park School, New England Sports Network (NESN), Philips, Constant Contact, The MathWorks and General Electric to name a few. Among recent awards, JC&A has received a Boston Business Journal Citizenship award for its philanthropic efforts six years in a row and CoreNet recognized JC&A as “Regional Service Provider of the Year.” More information can be found at www.jcalnan.com.

 

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J. Calnan & Associates, Perkins and Will, CBRE, and RDK Engineers Celebrate Grand Opening of Schneider Electric

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9/19/2014, Quincy, MA — Governor Deval Patrick, amongst other dignitaries, recently joined executives from J. Calnan & Associates, Perkins & Will, CBRE and RDK Engineers to celebrate the grand opening of Schneider Electric’s Boston One Campus. Located at 800 Federal Street in Andover, the campus will also serve as their new North America headquarters and will be home to 850 employees across multiple business units.

“I am excited to welcome Schneider Electric’s new R&D Center and North American headquarters to Massachusetts,” said Governor Deval Patrick. “We are committed to making Massachusetts the global hub of technology innovation and companies like Schneider Electric are important to helping the Commonwealth continue its competitive edge.”

Stephen Robak, Vice President of J. Calnan & Associates adds, “We are so proud to see the incredible transformation here. It’s come a long way from the original site which only consisted of a 150,000 square foot building.”

To create this new state-of-the-art headquarters facility, Schneider Electric and CBRE engaged J. Calnan & Associates, construction managers; Perkins and Will, architects and RDK Engineers. The scope included renovating the existing 150,000 square feet as well as adding a 3 story addition which created an additional 77,000 SF of space to house Schneider’s laboratory and office spaces. There was also a significant tenant improvement package totaling 235,943 SF to both the existing building and the new addition that included a combination of open office, closed executive offices, conference rooms and dry labs. The sizable project required eight hundred pieces of steel weighing over 315 tons! Some of the first floor amenities include a large conferencing and training center, full service cafeteria, cutting-edge fitness center as well as a hospitality lounge.

Some of the highlights include Schneider’s Discovery Center which allows visitors to learn about their history as well as test their solutions through simulated demonstrations using 65-inch interactive panels. Boston One is also equipped with 53,000 square feet of StruxureLabs, labs where Schneider Electric engineers test and validate products that go into real-world customer deployments. Additionally, the LEED Silver certified project included a chilled beam mechanical system.

About J. Calnan & Associates, Inc.
J. Calnan & Associates is a leader in providing preconstruction and construction management services in the Academic, Corporate, Healthcare and Science & Technology markets in the New England region and beyond. For 18 years, our strategic thinking, proactive approach and commitment to clients and the communities in which we live has made us a leader in the industry and attracted high-profile clients including Boston Properties, Biogen IDEC, Atlantic Management, Children’s Hospital, PTC Inc, Reebok, Shire Pharmaceuticals, The Park School, New England Sports Network (NESN), Philips, Constant Contact, The MathWorks and General Electric to name a few. Among recent awards, JC&A has received a Boston Business Journal Citizenship award for its philanthropic efforts eight years in a row and CoreNet recognized JC&A as “Regional Service Provider of the Year.” More information can be found at www.jcalnan.com.

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For more information, contact:
Maureen Rystrom
Director of Marketing
J. Calnan & Associates, Inc.
617-801-0258
MRystrom@JCalnan.com

Quincy, MA
New York, NY
617.801.0200
info@jcalnan.com