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JM Coull Completes Advanced Tech Imaging Facility at UNH

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Laboratory in the Advanced Technology Imaging Facility at UNH

Durham, NH – JM Coull recently completed construction of the University of New Hampshire’s (UNH) Advanced Technology Imaging Facility, which included the relocation of the Zeiss 922 transmission electron microscope from its previous location in Kendall Hall to Parsons Hall. This highly sensitive microscope is one of only several in the world, and replacement parts are extremely rare or no longer available. As a result, exceptional care was taken during the transport process.

In order to accommodate the microscope’s large size, JMC removed the existing storefront and stairwell in Parsons Hall and reconstructed these areas after the microscope was positioned in place. The project scope also called for multiple renovations to house the new microscope lab, which included new partitions, new electrical service, a new exhaust fan system and ductwork, relocation of an existing fume hood, process piping (underground trenching from adjacent building utilities), and HVAC controls upgrades.

Project manager Jami Anderson comments, “This was an exciting summer project for both the University of New Hampshire and JM Coull. The project involved a number of complex tasks that were successfully completed as a result of the dedication of the construction team and the UNH facility support.”