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Cognex Corporation

Lobby Renovations

JM Coull was selected by Cognex to perform a complete renovation of the main lobby, as well as the second, third, and fourth floor elevator lobbies, at the company's headquarters. The contemporary design incorporates custom features and the company's signature color palette, reflecting Cognex's brand as a cutting-edge leader in advanced machine vision and barcode reader technology.

Project Features
  • Expansion of first-floor product display area, including robotics display
  • Three-story, 3D illuminated pixel wall
  • Musical stairway
  • New finishes & furniture
  • Glazing system with custom film
  • Glass-enclosed conference rooms
  • Glass railings
Location: Natick, MA
Value: $2.0 million
Size: 10,000 sf
Delivery Method: Construction Management at Risk
Architect: Gorman Richardson Lewis Architects

E INK

New Innovation Center

JM Coull was awarded this contract by E Ink to renovate and consolidate two existing buildings into one 140,000 sf facility to house the company's new Innovation Center. The new two-story building serves as the US headquarters for this originator and pioneer in ePaper technology, and enabled the company to enhance its research and production operations. E Ink's technology is used in a range of industrial, mobile, retail, signage, and consumer products, including the Amazon Kindle.

Project Features
  • 70,000 sf research lab & pilot production space
  • 70,000 sf administrative space
  • Bench-top & walk-in organic chemistry fume hoods
  • Multiple energy recovery units (ERUs)
  • Explosion-proof interior chemical storage bunkers with containment
  • ISO cleanroom & gowning areas
  • Scanning electron microscope (SEM) room
Location: Billerica, MA
Value: $34 million
Size: 140,000 sf
Delivery Method: Construction Management
Architect: Industrial Facilities Design, Inc.

GTAT - MERRIMACK FACILITY

Merrimack Facility Expansion

GT Advanced Technologies, a global provider of technology and materials for the solar, LED and other industrial markets, expanded production capacity at their world headquarters in Merrimack, NH.

Project Features
  • 37,500 sf total
  • 9,500 sf addition
  • Renovations to existing building
  • 12 new furnaces
  • Four 1-MW Caterpillar standby generators
  • Two cooling towers
  • Two rooft op units
  • Installation of pumps, VAVs, and 12" PVC piping
  • Accommodated second project added midway
Location: Billerica, MA
Value: $34 million
Size: 140,000 sf
Delivery Method: Construction Management
Architect: Industrial Facilities Design, Inc.

GTAT - NASHUA FACILITY

Executive Office Fit-Up

JMC performed this 13,000 sf executive office fit-up, incorporating many high-end and custom finishes, such as a back-lit, glass cube accent wall in the reception area.

Project Features
  • Board room with custom media wall
  • Executive conference room
  • Tel-video conference room
  • Private offices
  • Specialty LED lighting
  • High-efficiency, ultra-quiet HVAC system
  • Fireproofing
  • Completed on compressed schedule
Location: Nashua, NH
Value: $2 million
Size: 13,000 sf
Delivery Method: Construction Management at Risk
Architect: ci design

GTAT - SALEM FACILITY

Salem Office Fit-Up

JMC completed this project as the first of several for GT Advanced Technologies. This scope involved a complete fit-up of the company's Salem, Mass location.

Project Features
  • 15,000 sf total
  • Open office area
  • Conference rooms
  • Private offices
  • Reception area
  • Storage facilities
  • Server room with raised flooring & self-contained air conditioner
  • Systems brought up to revised codes
Location: Salem, MA
Value: $1.1 million
Size: 15,000 sf
Delivery Method: Construction Management at Risk
Architect: ci design

Waters Technologies

Low Volume Lab & Office Renovation

This project was a phased effort demolition and interior renovation. JMC coordinated shutdowns of the corridor with Waters to ensure continual building access throughout the project.

Project Features
  • Renovated labs with new process piping
  • Multiple fumehoods
  • Locker rooms & bathrooms
  • Offices & administrative spaces
  • New roof top HVAC system
  • Lobby renovations
  • Front walkway upgrades
Location: Taunton, MA
Size: 15,000 sf
Delivery Method: Construction Management at Risk
Architect: Industrial Facilities Design (IFDI) Engineer IFDI & 2020

Brooks Automation - Center for Excellence

Center for Manufacturing Excellence

This design-build project involved renovation for a new 18,000 sf production cleanroom with ancillary spaces to support Brooks Automation's operations. Cleanroom equipment for the new space was integrated from the company's facilities in California. The cleanroom was constructed to provide Brooks with increased functionalities for developing and manufacturing its advanced technology products that are used in the semiconductor, life sciences, and cryogenics industries.

Project Features
  • ISO 7 production cleanroom
  • ISO 6 & 5 high bay testing area
  • Addition to house MEP and process systems
  • New executive office space
  • Soft ware/product training spaces
  • Cafeteria
  • Storefront entrance
  • Multi-phased project completed on time & under budget within an occupied building
Location: Chelmsford, MA
Value: $3 million
Size: 55,000 sf
Delivery Method: Design-Build
Architect: Maugel Architects

Brooks Automation - Clean Manufacturing

Clean Manufacturing Facility

JM Coull performed more than 80,000 sf of renovations in an existing two-story building to provide Brooks Automation with enhanced space for its operations. The company required an upgraded facility for development and manufacturing of its products and solutions for the semiconductor, life sciences, and cryogenics industries.

Project Features
  • 87,000 sf total
  • 17,000 sf of cleanrooms
  • ISO 7 manufacturing facility
  • ISO 6 bays
  • ISO 5 packaging space
  • ISO 5 reliability lab
  • Engineering and R&D labs
  • New warehouse & distribution system
  • Process gases, liquids, and electrical power
Location: Chelmsford, MA
Value: $3.5 million
Size: 87,000 sf
Delivery Method: Design-Build
Architect: Woodbrier Associates

Dow - Advanced Tech Center

Advanced Technology Center

JM Coull was selected by Dow to construct the company's new 64,000 sf three-story microelectronics R&D facility in Marlborough. The Advanced Technology Center (ATC) provides space to conduct a variety of research, including work with anti-reflective coatings, lithography, and EUV and e-beam technologies.

Project Features
  • 64,000 sf total
  • Eight scanning electron microscope rooms
  • 5,000 sf ISO 4 "ballroom" cleanroom on waffle slab with mechanical equipment mezzanine above and process basement below
  • Stringent noise, vibration, temperature, and humidity control requirements
  • Modular cleanroom design for future expansion
Location: Marlborough, MA
Size: 64,000 sf
Delivery Method: Design-Build
Architect: Woodbrier Associates

Dow - Auto Fill Line

193 Resist Auto Fill Line

JMC was called in by this longtime customer to demolish and build new Class I, Division I and Class I, Division II hazardous-use spaces within an existing building in Marlborough.

Project Features
  • ISO 4 cleanroom
  • Mezzanine
  • Trenching for new underground piping
  • Phased project schedule
Location: Marlborough, MA
Size: 1,800 sf
Delivery Method: Construction Management at Risk
Architect: Hart Design Group

Dow - DUV Cleanroom

Deep Ultraviolet Photolithography Semiconductor Fab

JM Coull completed the design and construction of the FAB 3-DUV, ISO 3 cleanroom for Shipley Company, a worldwide manufacturer of complex chemicals used in the manufacturing of microchips, later acquired by Dow Chemical.

Project Features
  • 12,000 sf total
  • ISO 3 cleanroom
  • Temperature 68° ± 1/2° F and humidity 45% ± 1% RH
  • Strict limitations on vibration, molecular outgassing, sound levels, and room pressurization
Location: Marlborough, MA
Size: 12,000 sf
Delivery Method: Design-Build
Architect: Woodbrier Associates

Bose Corporation

Automobile Lab Facility

JM Coull constructed this 12,000 sf facility to house Bose's new automobile audio lab in Stow. The space is used for product development and testing.

Project Features
  • 12,000 sf total
  • Clear span design for auto access
  • Specially sealed, sound-proofed testing rooms
  • Pre-engineered building
  • New offices
Location: Stow, MA
Size: 12,000 sf
Delivery Method: General Contracting
Architect: Symmes, Maini & McKee Associates

Skyworks - GaAS Pilot Fab

GaAs Pilot Fab Renovation & New Construction

JM Coull designed and constructed a 6" Galium Arsenide (GaAs) Pilot Fab and completed associated support projects.

Project Features
  • ISO 4, 5, & 7 cleanrooms
  • New 1500-ton chilled water system
  • High-capacity steam boiler heating system
  • High-purity process systems
  • New DI water building
  • New site electrical substation
  • New construction & relocation of several existing cleanroom production spaces
  • Suspended catwalk system
  • Structural mezzanine for mechanical & electrical systems
  • Roof-mounted acid & general exhaust systems
Location: Woburn, MA
Size: 16,000 sf
Value: $8 million
Delivery Method: Design-Build
Architect: Woodbrier Associates

Skyworks - Wafer Facility

Wafer Fabrication Facility Expansion

JM Coull completed a project involving the design, permitting, and construction of a new 4" Gallium Arsenide wafer fabrication facility within an existing, fully operational fab. This project was completed for Alpha Industries, later purchased by Skyworks Solutions.

Project Features
  • 14,000 sf total
  • New bay and chase photolithography cleanroom
  • New scribe and test cleanroom
  • New structural steel frame over cleanroom area
  • Make-up air systems
  • Recirculating air handlers
  • Cooling towers
  • Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) area designed and constructed
  • Fab temperatures maintained at 68°F ± 2%
  • Low airborne molecular contamination, vibration, noise level, and UV light protection in photolithography cleanroom
Location: Woburn, MA
Value: $5 million
Size: 14,000 sf
Delivery Method: Design-Build; Open book with GMP
Architect: Woodbrier Associates

Kokusai

Clean Manufacturing Facility

JM Coull constructed this ISO-certified 30,000 clean manufacturing building for Kokusai Semiconductor in Billerica, MA.

Project Features
  • 30,000 sf total
  • ISO 4, 5, and 7 clean space
  • Complete envelope construction
  • Clean construct protocol & trade coordination
  • Performed in occupied, operational building
  • Completed in phases
Location: Billerica, MA
Value: $2 million
Size: 30,000 sf
Delivery Method: Design-Build; Open book with GMP
Architect: The Benham Group