Safety has always been paramount at JC&A and we enforce the ultimate safety standards at all times. Our operations are guided by an established safety policy that is based on a sincere desire to eliminate personal injuries, occupational illnesses and damage to equipment and property.
Our Safety Sticker Program ensures that all subcontractors assigned to a project have been orientated with our program for that specific project and have a number that correlates with their name prominently displayed on their hard hat. Under no circumstances will the standards of safety be lowered or overlooked in the interests of time or profit. Safety rules and regulations are put into place for the protection of our employees, subcontractors, clients and the general public.
J. Calnan & Associates (JC&A), is steadfastly committed to building a workplace that celebrates diversity and inclusion in all aspects of our organization, while developing a workforce that represents the varied and extraordinary communities we work within. Our organizational culture is grounded in our collective belief that JC&A is at its best when our goals are aligned with our business partners, clients, subcontractors and the people who live in our communities. Since our founding in 1996, we have been guided by a mission to provide an engaging, inclusive and rewarding environment for the betterment of our talented, creative and energetic construction professionals within the commercial real estate industry.
– Recruiting, developing and retaining of a diverse talent base
– Paying our employees fairly
– Building diverse teams
– Driving education and awareness
– Empowering environment
– Celebrating different ideas and perspectives
– Seeking out diverse industry partners and suppliers
– Supporting our communities through mentoring, outreach and volunteerism
At JC&A, we strive to provide sustainable construction solutions that incorporate energy efficiency and reduce the consumption of our natural resources whenever possible. Each of our projects includes a waste management plan that diverts waste and salvages materials. In doing so, JC&A has been able to divert nearly 85% of our construction debris from landfills over the past ten years. In addition, JC&A has developed a companywide IAQ (indoor air quality) program to ensure a healthy construction environment for all our staff and subcontractors for the duration of each project.
Our knowledgeable staff of LEED-Accredited Professionals have managed dozens of LEED Certified projects, including one of the country’s most significant geothermal residential developments, New England’s first eco-friendly affordable senior housing developments, and multiple projects in the oldest LEED EB Gold building in the United States. In addition, certification programs like the USGBC’s LEED rating system and the IWBI’s WELL Building Standard offer a framework to ensure sustainable construction practices and healthy buildings for projects seeking to maximize green measures. Both have been instrumental in increasing the awareness and understanding of sustainable and healthy built environments. We’re always excited to apply our years of expertise to help clients navigate the certification process.
At JC&A we seek out the best & brightest individuals in the industry, and endeavor to provide them with every opportunity for professional success. As such, we offer a variety of resources for our associates to sharpen their skills and grow their networks both within our organization and the larger commercial real estate industry.
JC&A University is the cornerstone of our training program and provides our staff with ongoing technical training on a variety of relevant topics including safety, quality control, workflow and document management, contract administration, sustainability and industry best practices. Our field staff is OSHA-certified and all JC&A employees are trained in first aid, CPR, and the use of AED’s. Through our involvement in industry and trade organizations, we provide our associates with countless opportunities to develop and expand their professional networks.
At JC&A we embrace technologies that help our project teams work together more efficiently and improve access to information for all stakeholders. Both in the office and on the jobsite, we employ cutting edge technologies that maximize value for our clients.
Autodesk Build provides seamless document management, enabling efficient collaboration between the design team, client, field staff and subcontractors. Vista by Viewpoint handles our conventional project and financial management duties, providing our team with real-time financial data in an incredibly robust platform. From AutoCAD to Navis to Revit, we provide our team access to the latest BIM tools required to construct complex facilities. And our recent investment in two Boston Dynamics Spot robotic dogs opens up new possibilities for documenting construction progress, monitoring remote environments, and automating tasks that would otherwise consume valuable resources.
Our commitment to technology is unparalleled and improves the overall construction process. At JC&A we are constantly exploring new and innovative ways to leverage technology to benefit our clients.
“JC&A has been a trusted partner of iRobot for over ten years now. They have built over 500,000 SF of office, R&D, and manufacturing space, including our World HQ in Bedford, MA. These renovations often took place in fully occupied buildings that can be a nuisance to employees when not managed properly. JC&A is not only highly knowledgeable and resourceful, but they bring a sense of calm and predictability to our team through their constant communication that allows us at iRobot to focus on our essential work designing and building home robots.”
“JC&A, as the construction lead, was an easy choice. They brought their actual team to the table day one one site; we met everyone from the superintendent to the project managers. I knew that any team that had that level of transparency and willingness to put who’s going to do the job right in front of us were going to be a good team to work with.”
“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 and team has exceeded expectations and delivered a great building that all of us should be very proud of. I look forward to the next project with the A Team!”
“The JC&A team has been a tremendous partner to Middlesex Savings Bank. We have worked together to execute a multi-year renovation strategy of our entire real estate portfolio of retail bank branches and office buildings. Starting at the RFP process, the JC&A executives took the time to appropriately staff our projects. The entire team is focused on providing quality and value- from the Project Executives, to the Project Managers, to the Construction Supervisors. The consistent JC&A staffing from project to project has allowed us to identify potential issues, reduce schedules, improve workmanship, and identify value engineering opportunities. These efforts have allowed Middlesex Savings Bank to make informed business decisions and has directly contributed to cost savings.”
"Throughout the lengthy process of designing, planning and building the 180,000 sf facility, JC&A was receptive to the Club’s ideas, and responsive to our many requests for specialized focus or contractors. Your team was very open, and showed great patience and understanding in working with a first-time builder. You generously educated us about the many and varied details of the project at every step of the process. With no surprise for a project of this magnitude, there were several unexpected challenges along the way, including a several-week shutdown necessitated by a worldwide pandemic. We worked through them together, with our mutual respect never failing, and JC&A’s support and partnership always greatly appreciated. Frankly, I cannot think of a better testament to the success of this project than our mutual respect never failing.”
“Over the past ten years I have had the pleasure of working with JC&A on a myriad of diverse and challenging lab and office construction projects ranging in size and cost at Biogen. Most recently I have engaged them to design and build a GMP manufacturing site for Minovia Therapeutics’ US Commercial Operations. Their ability to align customer needs with the appropriate contracting methods and staff has afforded these projects much success. Their ability to focus on cost and schedule while maintaining the utmost level of quality and safety appears to be the foundation of their business model.”
“I was continually impressed with the professionalism of the JC&A crew as well as the ‘team spirit’ attitude that we were collectively serving a common client, and that as a team, we would exceed all expectations. It was indeed a pleasure to work with you all and I look forward to the next time I can be part of the team.”
“Your team never faltered and pulled this off with all the major items we required to move in. Along the way they accommodated the majority of our change requests on the fly, again while meeting a tight timeline. Throughout the entire project they were professional, approachable, and truly “teamed” with us on our project. As a fast growing company, we want to work with companies that work at our pace and your team certainly did.”
“The comments and reactions to the transformation of this space have been amazing! The process and eventual outcome of this challenging project could not have been realized without the commitment and support from your team. This was a challenging project on several levels, but with the professionalism and expertise of your team we absolutely exceeded expectations.”
“Your persistence, leadership, talent and ownership perspective puts you in the highest rank of the “best and brightest’ in your field. I can safely say that you have built a coveted “trust relationship’ with the BJ’s core project team that will generate ongoing and future business for years to come.”
“JC&A is more than a construction management firm. They have been true partners and trusted advisors for our team for over 10 years. As we source new development deals, we trust and rely on the information we receive from the JC&A team. Having partnered with on many large development projects over the years, I know from personal experience that JC&A’s main focus on any project is maintaining the relationship with the client and putting the clients’ best interest first.”