J. Calnan & Associates Celebrates Subcontractors With Appreciation Events at 690 Canton and 14-16 Oak Park

J. Calnan & Associates Celebrates Subcontractors With Appreciation Events at 690 Canton and 14-16 Oak Park

J. Calnan and Associates (JC&A) one of the largest merit shop construction managers in the Northeast and a construction management leader in the life sciences industry, recently hosted two appreciation events for its subcontractors at their most recent Lab Redevelopment projects, located at 690 Canton Ave in Westwood, MA and 14-16 Oak Park Drive in Bedford, MA.


With over $3 Billion of work in place, including 700,000 SF of projects for life sciences clients under construction, JC&A knows that the key to their success is working with partners they can trust. JC&A has a reputation in the industry for delivering award-winning projects, creating lasting relationships and building up their community along the way – all pillars of the company’s 27-year legacy. The firm prides itself on a family-oriented, relationship-driven approach to business. In keeping with that tradition, JC&A’s project sites are often treated to appreciation lunches – this time, a barbecue feast catered by Big Pig BBQ. After hearing a brief speech from their respective Project Executives expressing gratitude, subcontractors lunched on fresh-off-the-grill steak tips, chicken and burgers, creamy homemade macaroni and cheese, potato salad and corn bread. After lunch, everyone was gifted a customized tee-shirt featuring JC&A’s trademark “We Build…®” tagline and the project logo.


“When we talk about building ‘the JC&A way’, this is what we mean – strong relationships with the best of the best – and it’s our subcontractors that carry us over the finish line and ultimately make each project a success,” remarked JC&A Partner | Project Executive Chet Braun. “We couldn’t do what we do and look as good doing it without the dedication of all of you, so hats off to our subcontractor teams!”


At 690 Canton Ave in Westwood, JC&A partnered with Ci Design and JB&B Engineers to deliver a 165,000 SF lab redevelopment for Lightstone. Upon completion, the revitalized facility will offer move-in ready R&D suites ranging from 5,000 SF to 17,000 SF.


Lightstone’s lab redevelopment project at 14-16 Oak Park in Bedford includes conversion of two existing buildings for lab space, totaling 160,000 SF. Project highlights include utility upgrades for power and gas, eight (8) new dunnage platforms to support all new roof equipment, new freight elevators, MEP replacement and envelope improvements. The team of JC&A, Ci Design and JB&B Engineers will also deliver a new amenities center and cafe.

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