WELCOME SUMMER INTERNS

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WELCOME JC&A’S SUMMER INTERNS

 

JC&A is pleased to announce our new class of summer interns. Our firm is committed to mentoring and developing the next generation of industry leaders. Within the Operations department, these seven interns will learn from the fast-paced and dynamic field of commercial construction management. In addition, the internship will offer them exposure to both the field and administrative aspects of commercial projects.

 

We look forward to working with these incredible young people throughout the summer!

 

 

MEET OUR NEW SUMMER INTERNS

 

CHRIS BUCKING

Chris is currently enrolled at Skidmore College, majoring in Business Management.

 

While at Skidmore, Chris spent three years playing on the Men’s Lacrosse Team, where he was named Captain during his junior year. He also volunteered for Umbrella of the Capital Region in his free time, providing free landscaping services for the elderly in low-income homes. Chris’s passion for construction management stems from a life of building things with his dad on his family farm. Construction management perfectly matched his business degree and a love for building.

 

Chris enjoys hunting, fishing, ATVing, and woodworking in his free time. At JC&A, Chris is looking to gain valuable experience in the construction industry and learn as much as possible from the people he works with in the office and the field.

 

ROBERT COUGHLIN

Robert is entering his Junior year at UMass Boston, majoring in Business Management with a concentration in Finance. Robert is a full-time student and could not be happier that his first internship was with JC&A. Over the years, Robert’s father has gone from the political side of life sciences to the real estate side of the life sciences industry–and learning from his father has influenced Robert over the years.

 

In his downtime, Robert’s favorite thing is to enjoy time with friends and watch sports. This summer, he hopes to accomplish learning many life lessons and gain some real experience here in the workforce.

 

TREVOR GIANGRANDE

Trevor is currently enrolled at Wentworth Institute of Technology for Architecture. As a full-time student, he wrapped up his first year making the Dean’s list for academics and various design projects. Trevor’s passion for design and construction began in high school where he took his first class in AutoCAD and architecture.

 

Trevor likes to spend his free time taking road trips with his friends and learning new languages. He hopes to get a better understanding of construction management and to expand his social network while at JC&A.

 

JOHN LAMBERT

John Lambert is currently enrolled at UMass Amherst and is majoring in building construction technology.

While enrolled as a full-time student, John earned his LEED green associate certification, his OSHA 10 certification, and plays club lacrosse. John has worked at a  golf course and an irrigation company; however, his passion for construction comes from hearing about his recently retired Grandpa’s career in the construction industry.

During John’s free time, he enjoys fishing, golfing, hiking, and skiing. This summer, John hopes to get a good sense of what role he would like to pursue in the construction industry after he graduates next spring.

 

LUCAS MEADE

Lucas is currently enrolled at Syracuse University with marketing and management majors.

While enrolled as a full-time student, Lucas worked in food services at the University. Growing up, Lucas had always worked in the construction industry during the summer and thought it would be exciting and essential to see things from the management perspective. This desire for continuous learning led him to JC&A last summer, and it was such a rewarding experience that he decided to apply again this year.

In his spare time, he enjoys golf; whether on the range or the real course, he loves just being out there and swinging the clubs. This summer, he hopes to continue to meet and network with leaders around the company and expand his network as much as possible.

 

JOE MURTHA

Joe Murtha is currently enrolled at Tufts University majoring in economics and minoring in entrepreneurship.

While at Tufts, Joe plays on the Men’s Lacrosse Team and was named a captain for his senior season. He will be returning for another semester and playing one more season for the Jumbos, due to a season being cancelled from Covid-19.

In the past Joe has worked as a lacrosse coach, waiter, and an intern for a commodity brokerage company. He is interested in construction management  because of strong team culture that is required to be successful. He hopes to learn as much as possible about the industry and expand his network.

In his free time he loves to golf and watch college football.

 

LINOY NOIKAS

We were introduced to Linoy through The Commercial Real Estate Success Training (CREST) internship program. CREST is a paid internship program designed to introduce people of color and women, both of whom are typically underrepresented, to the commercial real estate industry.

Linoy is currently enrolled at UMass Amherst with a primary major in building and construction technology and a secondary major in economics. She is fluent in Hebrew, Russian, English, and Spanish.

While enrolled as a full-time student, Linoy has worked as a Teacher Assistant at UMass Amherst for a building and construction technology class and organized the Building and Construction Technology special lecture series. In addition, Linoy has interned at National Lumber and participated in the MiQ learning labs.

Construction, Finance, and Project Management have always been her passion due to constantly being surrounded by professionals in the field. During her free time, Linoy enjoys skiing with her family and friends, and she spends most of her summer with her family on Cape Cod, MA. During her time at JC&A, she hopes to achieve new goals and learn as much as possible about the construction industry.

 

BRYCE VISNICK

We are pleased to welcome back Bryce Visnick as an Intern following his internship with the firm last summer. Bryce Visnick is currently a senior enrolled at Tufts University with a degree in civil engineering. While enrolled at Tufts as a full-time student, Bryce won the 2019 division 3 national championship with Tufts men’s soccer and worked around campus for College Movers Boston.

 

His passion for construction-related tasks comes from an internship that he worked during high school that dealt with construction and civil engineering, as well as from a family of architects. During his free time, he enjoys watching, playing soccer, and hiking. During his time at JC&A, he hopes to learn how to better communicate ideas in his field and build good relationships with the people around him.

For the Sixth Consecutive Year, JC&A is named by the Boston Business Journal as a Best Place to Work

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For the sixth consecutive year, the Boston Business Journal has named J. Calnan & Associates (JC&A) to its 2022 Best Places to Work, an exclusive ranking of the Massachusetts companies that have built outstanding work environments for their people. The 80 companies honored in 2022 range in size and industry, with winners from the technology sector, retail industry, health care space, commercial real estate, and more.

“Our team is thrilled to be recognized for the sixth consecutive year as one of the best places to work by the Boston Business Journal,” said CEO Jay Calnan. At JC&A, it’s always been about our people, our clients, and our community.  Every day we strive to focus on and improve our work environment and experience, and this award is indicative of that ongoing commitment.  We’re proud to have so many dedicated, hard-working people, and we look forward to continuing to support each other, our clients, and our community.”

JC&A is honored to be distinguished as number three on this listing and was selected from a pool of 181 companies that met office, location, and size criteria and participated in employee-engagement surveys distributed by Business Journal partner Quantum Workplace. Employees were asked to rate their work environment, work-life balance, job satisfaction, advancement opportunities, management, compensation, and benefits. Across all of these categories, JC&A has demonstrated an unwavering commitment over two and a half decades to ensuring that its employees feel welcome and supported within the company and positioned for success daily.

 

A special publication of these rankings also appeared in the June 17th weekly edition of the Boston Business Journal.

Renowned Robotics Firm Boston Dynamics Wins “Best New Large Workplace” Award at Corenet New England Gala

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World-renowned robotics firm Boston Dynamics has recently received the “Best New Large Workplace” award at CoreNet New England’s Awards of Excellence Gala. This event highlights the top performing firms and projects in the New England region in corporate real estate leadership, with this year’s event highlighting both the 2020 and 2021 winners to account for the gala’s 2020’s pandemic-based postponement. Boston Dynamics received this distinction for its new corporate headquarters and lab facilities in Waltham, MA, which was completed in March 2021 by leading construction management and pre-construction services firm J. Calnan & Associates in collaboration with award-winning Design Collaborative Bergmeyer. Engineering services were provided by NV5, a leading provider of professional and technical engineering and consulting solutions.

The 180K-square-foot research, development, lab and office workplace was completed in March of 2021 and spans three levels, built within an existing space to accommodate Boston Dynamics’ rapid expansion. JC&A and Bergmeyer’s teams designed and built the facility with an emphasis on enhanced connectivity throughout, including offices, conferences and workstations that directly overlook open plan robotics labs. The space was built with natural materials, reflecting the company’s commitment to craftsmanship and intentional design.

The highlight of the night was when Spot, Boston Dynamics’ agile mobile robot, came on stage to accept the award on behalf of its creator. JC&A’s commitment to innovation and craftsmanship led them to invest in Spot as an addition to their team. JC&A’s branded version of Spot navigated the spotlight with ease and stopped for several photo ops along the way! Spot is able to traverse terrain with unprecedented mobility, allowing it to automate routine inspection tasks and data capture safely, accurately, and frequently. This in turn creates numerous avenues for increased efficiency for JC&A’s future projects, with tasks such as documenting construction programs, monitoring remote environments and automating tasks becoming significantly streamlined. This also reduces the consumption of valuable resources, further exemplifying JC&A’s commitment to providing best-in-class work while prioritizing safety and the environment.

“The JC&A team is incredibly proud to have worked on such an inspiring and future-shaping project,” said Dan Charest, Project Executive and Partner at JC&A. “Safety, innovation and sustainable practices have consistently been at the core of JC&A’s approach, and Boston Dynamics’ new headquarters is a prime example of the amazing results that this focus can yield. We are greatly appreciative of the values that our firm shares with Boston Dynamics and congratulate them on receiving this prestigious award.”

J. Calnan & Associates Hosts Ribbon Cutting for GCP Technologies

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Wilmington, MA – May 17, 2022 – J. Calnan and Associates (JC&A) one of the largest merit shop construction managers in the Northeast, participated in the ribbon cutting for GCP Technologies on Tuesday, April 19th. GCP, a leading construction products technologies company, is dedicated to simplifying the complexities of construction worldwide and delivering value to its customers through high-performance products that pursue advancements in construction tech.

JC&A provided work on this project from preconstruction through delivery, ultimately converting an ACF laboratory into an Industrial Chemistry lab. Project highlights also include the installation of new environmental testing chambers, a complete reworking of the existing lab footprint and new finishes throughout. Through a collaboration with CiDesign and Avid Engineers, JC&A’s team was able to deliver a 40,000 SF world-class global research and development center at 100 Research Drive at the site in Wilmington, MA.

“We are thrilled to partner with GCP on this project and provide such an expansive scope of work,“ said Chet Braun, JC&A’s Project Executive on the project.  “The JC&A team prides itself on our work in promoting the sciences, and GCP’s work has been vital in bringing some of the most critical scientific developments into the 21st century, advancing strategies that streamline even the most complex of challenges.“

The team also performed upgrades and commissioning to the pH neutralization systems, boiler plants and tepid water systems, installed over 20 fume hoods as well. All lab gasses were also reworked.

JC&A Blog | Meet Sharie Beagle

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While some of the JC&A team members we highlight are encouraged to apply by friends and colleagues, others happen across opportunities and feel drawn to our company. This was the case for Sharie Beagle, one of our Project Accountant Managers, who noticed a JC&A advertisement in a newspaper over 20 years ago.

“I viewed an ad for a Project Account position and immediately knew that it was the perfect job for me,” Sharie said.  I can’t believe I’m here almost 21 years later! It’s awesome that there are so many other teammates at JC&A celebrating similar milestones – it seems rare to find a company that people love enough to still enjoy coming into the office and working with the same team, fifteen, twenty, even twenty-five years in a row.  That really shows you how special JC&A is.

Sharie’s dedication and warm personality have played a key role over her tenure in helping evolve JC&A from a small group of hardworking employees to a big family that has become incredibly close and supportive of one another over the years.

“JC&A knows how to throw a great party, and I’d have to say my favorite event of the year is our End of Year company meeting, where we all gather to share stories, company successes, and accomplishments for the year,” said. “We have a unique team here; everyone is working on an interesting project, but they are also involved in JCAres or Team IMPACT, personal charities like volunteering to foster dogs or coaching Little League… so it’s really fun to be able to catch up with everyone and hear more about what they’ve been doing throughout the year and what they’re most proud of. It’s inspiring.”

Over 20+ years, you can only imagine the projects Sharie has been an instrumental part of, like her work on the Middlesex Savings Bank accounts, Amazon projects, Converse, and Schneider Electric, to name a handful.

“It’s tough to single out only a few of my favorite projects over the past 20 years,” Sharie said. “But it’s the ones that require all team involvement within the company to ultimately exceed client expectations that I truly enjoy being a part of. Just as how it’s great to be able to hear about what my other team members who wear different hats are doing during the End of Year party, it’s possibly even better to see them in action. When we all work together, we’ve truly executed some great projects over the years.”

“One particular moment that I’m very proud of, though, was being recognized for my 20 years of work at JC&A,” she added. “Dedicating 20 years of your life to a company, a career, and a team of people has had a huge impact on me, and it felt so special to know that my loyalty here has impacted all of you.”

“To me, the JC&A Way means working with amongst leaders on quality projects and establishing long-lasting relationships within our community. I’m grateful to have built so many great relationships with both teammates and clients over the years, and I hope there are many more to come!

 

Boston Real Estate Times Announces Outstanding Women of 2022

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As Vice President of Marketing | Partner at J. Calnan & Associates, Inc., Maureen Rystrom has 20 years of marketing experience in the A/E/C industry. She is responsible for planning, developing, and implementing marketing strategies and communications around brand management, internal and external public relations, industry awards and recognition programs, events, and philanthropic initiatives. As a Partner, Maureen is a member of the senior leadership team at JC&A that drives business development efforts and JC&A’s strategic initiatives, including employee training and development, strategic relationships, technology tools, and overall processes and procedures.

Maureen is highly active in numerous industry organizations. She currently serves as President of CoreNet Global New England Chapter and as a member of the Executive Committee. She also served on the Executive Committee for the Commercial Broker’s Association and was VP of NAIOP’s Marketing and Membership Committee. Maureen is the Co-Founder of PLA!, a community of women in commercial real estate, which has gained tremendous traction for its emphasis on mentoring and philanthropy.

Maureen gives back to the community positively as a proud supporter of Team IMPACT, a national non-profit founded in JC&A’s headquarters whose mission is to connect and cultivate meaningful relationships between college athletic teams and children diagnosed with life-threatening diseases.

She is the proud mother of her three active boys, Adam, Aidan, and Andrew. She and her husband, Adam, live in Lynnfield, MA.

 

HOW REAL ESTATE CHANGED MY LIFE?

 

I joined JC&A fifteen years ago. In that time, I have evolved from Marketing Director to Vice President and Partner while growing from a young leader within the CoreNet Global community to now filling the role of CoreNet Global NE President. To say that real estate has changed my life would be an understatement!

From my first meeting at JC&A, I knew that this was a special place – a company and a team focused on building relationships and also – as Benjamin Franklin encouraged – “doing well by doing good.” That passion and philosophy have shaped my career and how I think, act, live and work.  I have been afforded the opportunity to help our firm grow, build relationships with amazing clients in cutting-edge industries, and have even been inspired to create a place specifically for women in the A/E/C industry by co-founding the Professional Ladies Association (PLA!). The relationships I have enjoyed over the years – supporting each other’s achievements and successes and seeing each other grow within our chosen industries – have been incredibly meaningful to me personally and the value they bring professionally is obvious.

Team IMPACT, the nonprofit founded in our JC&A headquarters, is a shining example of “Doing Well by Doing Good.” In just ten years, Team IMPACT has grown from a small local start-up to a national nonprofit that has matched over 3,000 kids across the country with supporting teams from colleges and universities. It may have started at JC&A, but the support of our relationships in the real estate community has catapulted it to where it is today.

 

Real estate is a perfect industry for a person like me, someone who is always looking for a new challenge and striving to achieve more. While the trends in CRE evolve, so do the goals I set for my team and myself. At JC&A, we pride ourselves on being at the top of our game, from creating thoughtful marketing strategies specific to each of our core markets to cultivating a team of bright and energetic experts in fields like life sciences and technology. We are consistently named a “Best Place to Work”, the highest honor for any company to achieve, regardless of what they do.

 

Joining JC&A and spending my career engrossed in the Real Estate industry has taught me the value of building relationships with people who inspire you to learn, grow and give back to the community.

 

HOW HAS TECHNOLOGY CHANGED IN RECENT YEARS, AS FAR AS TECHNOLOGY, MARKETS AND DEMANDS ARE CONCERNED?

 

Keeping up with the constant evolution and ever-changing advancements in the technology sectors is always a top priority for JC&A. We embrace new tech and work to optimize its usage to support our project teams for more efficient communication and collaboration. This, in turn, improves access to information and transparency for stakeholders.

 

These advancements and their effectiveness can be seen both in the office and on the job site, where we work to employ cutting-edge tech that maximizes value and ROI for our clients. This commitment to technology can be seen through all facets of JC&A’s business plan.

 

This past year has been rife with innovation in the life sciences market. New properties support high-tech labs and workspaces, and renovation, retrofitting, and refurbishing existing buildings have spurred the sector towards new and expanded opportunities. JC&A is proud to partner with several premier life science clients, including Acceleron, Dicerna, Quest Diagnostics, Affinia, Fogpharma, Sanofi, Biogen, MassBio, Takeda, Deciphera, Modalis, and Tscan.

 

In addition to an incredibly active life sciences client base, JC&A has been fortunate to build for several robotics firms, creating dynamic headquarters spaces for both iRobot and Boston Dynamics; and research, development, and manufacturing space for clients including Berkshire Grey and ClearMotion.

Delivering these unique spaces for clients on the front-line of innovative technology allows us to be first in line to learn about and experience incredible inventions that genuinely change the way we work and live. For example, JC&A proudly added two of Boston Dynamics’ robot dogs to our team, and it’s so cool to see them on job sites exploring all the nooks that are too tight or dangerous for our human teammates to go!

JC&A’s extraordinary growth in the industry has been motivated and supported by the development of technology and fueled by our impeccable reputation for providing and constructing quality projects and providing exceptional client service. Whether it be completing a complex laboratory project, a state-of-the-art tech fit-out, or building a ground-up office complex, JC&A is prepared and ready to supply a level of care and attention unmatched in the industry.

Respect, Camaraderie and Teamwork Personify J. Calnan & Associates

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J. Calnan and Associates (JC&A) one of the largest merit shop construction managers in the Northeast, was recently honored by a group of staff Veterans in recognition for the company’s dedication to helping with their transitions to civilian life.

Former Staff Sargent Andre Grant has been a valued member of the JC&A team for nearly a decade, during which time he has also served in the US Army Reserve. Reflecting on the support that JC&A afforded him throughout his career prompted Andre with a desire to show his appreciation by presenting the Partners with a commemorative American flag.

“Many organizations claim to support the troops, and truthfully a lot of them are genuine, but I can tell you with 100% certainty that JC&A’s support is upper level,“ said Grant.  “During my 20 years of service, I can remember only two employers that didn’t require me to use my vacation time for pay when I was doing my annual training or on deployment. I can only remember one that didn’t make me feel guilty about my military commitment, and that’s JC&A.“

During a ceremonial breakfast, several additional Veterans-turned-JCAers were quick to chime in with their own sentiments on how JC&A helped ease their transitions to civilian life.

One Project Superintendent recounted his time in the Army National Guard and noted how impactful of an experience it was for him and the pride he took in his work – aspects that reflect his experience at JC&A. To him, JC&A is a close-knit family with colleagues he can always rely on, just as he did in the military.

This emphasis on camaraderie, respect, and the power of team is what JC&A teammates often cite when they refer to ‘The JC&A Way‘.

The special event took place at JC&A’s Quincy Headquarters, where CEO Jay Calnan remarked, “Gratitude has always been one of the core ingredients of JC&A. Even before we launched Team Impact right here in this space, the core of Team Impact is gratitude and teamwork. These core values that JC&A has had since day one, being grateful for the opportunities that we have… we wouldn’t have these opportunities if we didn’t have people defending our rights, our constitution, defending our ability to get up every day and do what we do. Gratitude in our organization runs deep and we are very, very thankful.”

Team IMPACT – Thank You Letter

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December 7th, 2016 was a defining day for our son Nicholas Cioe and, moreover, for our entire
family. But, to start the story from the beginning we would need to go all the way back to July
25th, 2004. Nicholas arrived bright and early on that glorious day. He wasn’t crying though, nor
would he take his first breath for several minutes (…I’m not sure we exhaled for many more
years). Nick was blue and failed his first few APGAR tests. He eventually came around and we
wondered if we were out of the woods.

This fight, the struggle to simply achieve the expected, would become a familiar thread
throughout Nicholas’s journey. Over time, it was clear that there was a lot going on in his little
body but no one was quite sure what or how to help. There were many trips to multiple
hospitals, more tests, procedures, and evaluations than one could remember. Then the
surgeries started and hospital stays. The inability to verbally communicate or to walk. This
created an anxious child that had missed so much school and did not have a chance to develop
real friendships. All of these factors led to some very dark times and lots of treatment.

The difficult years of elementary school ended and through sheer drive, resiliency, and
determination Nicholas proved everyone wrong. He was not only walking and talking but
excelling in math and had developed a natural curiosity for science. He also grew into a
complete sport’s fanatic! As difficult as it was as parents, we agreed to sign him up for several
teams. Unfortunately, there were either broken bones, too many seizures, or, sadly, the inability
for teammates to accept the kid that had to work a lot harder.

The week middle school started we got a phone call that Team Impact had matched Nick with
the Brown University Men’s Lacrosse team. We had no idea what to expect but we showed up,
as we do. To say that we underestimated the impact the program and the team would have on
Nicholas and our family would be the biggest understatement ever.

That very first day in September, Nick shook Coach Daly’s hand and walked right through the
door, into the locker room, by himself. This was the same 12 year old that preferred me to walk
with him into school each day. I stood there, dumbfounded, trying to compose myself. From that
moment on it felt like we all became part of the Brown LAX family. Nick was included in
everything; practices, lift, team photos, meetings, and games. It was exactly what he needed, to
be embraced as part of a team. To have 40 big brothers checking up on him and genuinely
caring about him. Within 2 weeks Nicholas asked me to wait in the car so he could go into
school on his own. He hasn’t looked back since.

Then came December 7th, 2016, Nicholas’s draft day. Team Impact and the Coaches pulled out
all the stops for our boy. I have never seen him so proud or shine so brightly. Today, almost 6
years later he still proudly shares with anyone who will listen about ‘HIS TEAM’. They have
gotten Nicholas through multiple surgeries with countless facetime calls, hospital visits, texts,
and even some Playstation battles at our house. They encouraged Nick to try wrestling, and
they showed up on his sidelines. They cheered him on with so much pride and love, there
wasn’t a dry eye in the whole gym, and every classmate was in awe. Just what Nick needed.
Nicholas rarely misses a game and the team rarely misses a chance to cheer him on. There
have been many times we’ve come to pick him up and the team is doing Nick’s post-op
stretches with him or cheering him on through a push-up competition. I wish I could adequately
put into words how this team has built Nick’s self-esteem. How they seamlessly recognize his
abilities and encourage him. The stellar example of drive, commitment, and respect they set
forth. It is not lost on us that all of this takes time and energy, something that is a high
commodity on a D1 team at Ivy League school and our gratitude is endless. They have not only
helped to mold a compassionate, respectful, loyal, and resilient young man, they have changed
his life, something we hope that many more children have the opportunity to experience.

Nicholas has shared some sentiments as well-
“I can’t imagine not having the team in my life. I feel like I’m a different person because of
everything they have done for me. The guys got me through so much. COVID was really tough
at first and they were there for me every minute. One time I had to have a procedure that was
really painful and I needed to stay awake for it. I facetimed with Jake Newsome for a bit and he
was so great. He really helped me stay calm. Then some of the other guys found out and called
me from their trip in Spain. It was the middle of the night for them but they were all there for me.
I really don’t think I could have done it without them.

Being able to be with the guys at games and practices means everything to me. I love cheering
them on and getting them hyped. It’s so awesome seeing them achieve so much and being able
to be part of it. I keep in touch with a lot of the guys that have already graduated and that’s been
great too. I am so thankful for everything and can’t imagine my life without my team!”

With hearts full of thanks and gratitude,
Nicholas Cioe
and Kevin, Laura, and Claudia too

J. Calnan & Associates Delivers Repositioning at Multi-Tenanted Lab Building

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J. Calnan and Associates (JC&A)a leading construction management firm in the Northeast specializing in world-class preconstruction services and challenging construction projects, recently completed work to reposition an existing office building into a multi-tenanted lab building. JC&A executed this project in collaboration with Hilco Redevelopment Partners, architectural firm Ci Design, and Avid Engineers. The building is located at 43 Foundry Avenue.

The building’s tenants include Affinia Therapeutics, a gene therapy company devoted to discovering and developing breakthrough medicines to transform patient lives, and Modalis, an emerging biotech company that develops therapeutics using CRISPR-based technology. Notable improvements included ballroom labs, tissue culture rooms, freezer farms, an animal care facility, conference rooms, and cafes.

“Projects like 43 Foundry are of critical importance due to the life-saving work that is performed at companies such as Affinia Therapeutics and Modalis daily,“ said Jim Cahill, President and Partner of JC&A. “JC&A is honored to be considered among the top builders in the Northeast‘s growing Life Sciences community. We have a lot of exciting work happening right now for some of the biggest names in Bioscience and have cultivated a team of experts to deliver these projects that we are proud of.“

In addition to other improvements, all lab-specific MEP equipment such as supply and exhaust air handlers, generators, boiler plants, energy recovery systems, and PH neutralization systems were sized to meet tenant-specific requirements. This dedication to serving clients‘ specific needs further indicates JC&A’s expertise and ability to execute projects swiftly and with precision.

 

Peter Luciano, Director, Operations and Facilities at Affinia Therapeutics said, “Working with the JC&A team from preconstruction through closeout has been a great experience. They helped us plan, budget, and deliver a project on time and budget. As we came across unique challenges, the JC&A team had solutions, and their experience helped us make informed decisions throughout the project. The end product is phenomenal, and working with the JC&A has been a great collaborative experience.“

J. Calnan & Associates Promotes Cameron, Charest, Conner, and Noone to Partner

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J. Calnan & Associates, Inc. (JC&A), a leading construction management firm in the Northeast specializing in world-class preconstruction services and challenging construction projects, is pleased to announce the promotion of Jeffrey Cameron, Daniel Charest, David Conner and John Noone to Partner.

“At JC&A, we pride ourselves on hiring extremely talented people who are both good at what they do and incredibly likable. Jeff, Dan, Dave, and John truly exemplify what that means,” said Jay Calnan, JC&A CEO | Partner.  “Promoting these key leaders to Partner recognizes how their leadership, knowledge, and experience have helped our firm grow significantly. They are well-respected internally and externally, dedicating their talents to nurturing lasting connections with key clients and partners. The expertise that Jeff, Dan, Dave, and John demonstrate in their respective fields has had a profound impact on JC&A’s success.”

 

Jeffrey Cameron, Project Executive, has been a leader at JC&A for 15 years, gaining experience that includes over a decade of project management overseeing some of JC&A’s largest and most complex projects.  Marlborough Hills, Kayak.com, Ultimate Kronos Group, Skating Club of Boston, Boston Properties, Quest Diagnostics and TripAdvisor are just a few of his past clients, allowing him to amass a diverse portfolio across our firm’s many markets.  Jeff has managed well over $200 million in projects across Life Sciences, Corporate TI, New Construction, Robotics, Infrastructure, Industrial/Manufacturing, Institutional, Recreational, Not-for-profit, and Repositioning projects.  From clients to consultants and subcontractors to vendors, Jeff has an appreciation for strong relationships.  Those relationships are key for JC&A’s navigation of the complex landscape that our industry has been experiencing the past few years and into our future.

Internally, Jeff enjoys mentoring as much as he enjoys building.  Working with the next generation of industry professionals, he ensures that staff receives the same operational experience and guidance that he credits receiving from the mentors in his own career.  From his early years with the company, he has been involved in developing and adapting many of the company’s standard operating procedures.  He continues to work with his fellow Senior Management team members on many internal technology and operational initiatives to increase efficiency and continuously drive JC&A forward as a cutting-edge industry leader.

 

Daniel Charest, Project Executive, began as an Assistant Project Manager nearly 17 years ago and has consistently demonstrated his ability to meet and overcome the challenges that accompany some of the firm’s most intricate projects. He has been involved with numerous complex construction projects, including NESN, Cognex, PTC Inc., Schneider Electric’s North American Headquarters, Olympus SSA, the Hilton Garden Inn, 50 Otis Street redevelopment, and Boston Dynamics Headquarters. These project experiences have allowed Dan to repeatedly demonstrate his high degree of competency with risk management, scheduling, financial tracking, and client development.

Dan has also been instrumental in advancing JC&A’s technology goals.  His leadership and passion for construction technology have transformed JC&A through years of leadership with the technology committee and many technology-specific focus groups.  Specifically, Dan has led many successful software adoptions across the company.  Among the most notable are the implementation of Viewpoint (Vista) in 2010, PlanGrid in 2012, Cosential CRM (now Unanet CRM) in 2019 and today with various focus groups including robotics, construction drone photogrammetry and an ongoing focus group evolution from PlanGrid to Autodesk Build Software.  These efforts and many more continue to allow the firm to provide their clients and colleagues with the most cutting-edge solutions and valuable information about their projects.   He has also played a vital role in relaying JC&A’s Standard Operating Procedures company-wide since early in his career.

 

David Conner, Director of Project Management, has been with JC&A since 2010 and has worked on a wide range of projects. These include multiple projects for Boston Properties, Pegasystems, Dynatrace, ZoomInfo and Fresenius Medical Care, among others.

As Director of Project Management, Dave serves as the operational point person for our project management staff which includes Project Executives, Project Managers, Assistant Project Managers and Interns. As a complement to JC&A’s longstanding culture of ongoing training and development, Dave is responsible for standardizing our Operations processes, including sharing lessons learned, contract negotiations, team member reviews and reporting methods. A critical member of our Senior Management team, Dave also serves as a Project Executive working to ensure the overall success of projects.

 

John Noone, Vice President of Field Operations, started at JC&A in 2002 as a Superintendent and has continuously demonstrated a high level of excellence and understanding of JC&A’s policies, mission and processes. This dedication and commitment significantly contributed to his rapid growth within JC&A, most recently advancing from Director of Field Operations to Vice President of Field Operations.

As Superintendent, he has completed projects for NESN, GE, Biogen, Wyeth (now Pfizer) and Sasaki.   His commitment to clients and dedication to the successful outcome of every project has directly contributed to JC&A’s ability to cultivate long-term relationships with these clients.

As Vice President of Operations and a member of the Senior Management team, John successfully transitioned his field experience to a leadership role, allowing JC&A’s entire Field Operations team to become much more structured, skilled, organized and streamlined.

 

 

Mr. Cameron, Mr. Charest, Mr. Conner and Mr. Noone join Partners Jay Calnan, CEO; Jim Cahill, President; Mike Crowther, COO; Tim Kelly, CFO; Steve Robak, EVP; Scott Trull, Senior Vice President; Mike Garrity, VP of Preconstruction; Maureen Rystrom, VP of Marketing and Mike Wilson, VP of Client Development.

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