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JM Coull Wins Top Honors for E Ink Project

(l-r) Keith Giguere (RDK), Matt LaVangie (JM Coull), Chris Oldham (JM Coull), Rob Troccolo (IFDI), Dean LaMothe (E Ink)

(l-r) Keith Giguere (RDK), Matt LaVangie (JM Coull), Chris Oldham (JM Coull), Rob Troccolo (IFDI), Dean LaMothe (E Ink)

Maynard, MA – JM Coull received an Excellence in Construction Eagle Award from the Associated Builders and Contractors for its E Ink Innovation Center project. JMC renovated and consolidated two existing buildings into one 140,000 sf facility comprising 70,000 sf of labs, cleanrooms, and MEP support space, as well as 70,000 sf of office and administrative space. The facility, located in Billerica, MA, is the headquarters for E Ink, a leader in electronic display technology.

JMC was required to work within the existing height of the building’s spaces. All components, including 70 miles of wire and cable; 14,000 ft of copper and steel piping; over 2 miles of ductwork; 30,000 ft of waste/water/utility piping; and 1,982 receptacles had to fit in the existing space. JMC integrated significant use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) into the project. Each week, project personnel held a BIM-specific meeting with the engineer, architects, MEP subcontractors, modelers and foremen to review that week’s schedule of activities and determine how each system component could be installed around each other. The models of the equipment and interstitial space were reviewed extensively; once a plan was developed in the meeting, it was conveyed to the field crew for implementation. JMC was able to successfully install all utility components into the specified space and meet E Ink’s MEP, communications and process piping needs.

Chris Oldham, COO & Executive Vice President comments, “It was a pleasure to work with such dedicated and talented teams on this challenging project.  Creative cost and construction solutions allowed E Ink to build a state of the art R&D facility, enabling them to research and develop products into the future here in Massachusetts.”