J&M Brown Completes Electrical Construction at One Seaport Square

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J & M Brown Company, based in Jamaica Plain, recently completed electrical construction of 5 Fan Pier Boulevard – Building C at One Seaport Square, the Seaport District’s newest and most vibrant new mixed-use project. Earlier in 2017, JMB completed core and shell electrical construction of Building B – The Benjamin, located at 25 Northern Ave. The two 22-story towers house 850 luxury apartments and over 300,000 square feet of retail and entertainment space, with three levels of below-ground parking.

J & M Brown’s crew of 50 Local 103 electricians at peak construction worked on both Seaport Square buildings. The electrical team provided the buildings’ primary and emergency power as well as their integrated fire alarm system. The NECA Boston Chapter contractor also installed lighting in the buildings’ lobbies, rooftop terraces, and exterior public realm areas.

Spectrum Integrated Technologies, the low-voltage division of J & M Brown, installed the buildings’ security system and provided the design-build A/V system with its crew of Local 103 technicians.

J & M Brown worked on a project team headed by Construction Manager/GC John Moriarty & Associates of Winchester, MA.  The project was designed by Elkus Manfredi Architects, Boston, MA. Cosentini Associates, of Boston, provided electrical engineering services.

25 Northern Avenue, The Benjamin

25 Northern Ave, Lobby, Damianos Photography

MissionSAFE Charity Golf Tournament

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J&M Brown was a proud sponsor of this year’s MissionSAFE Swing Into Action Charity Golf Tournament.

Proceeds from this fundraiser help at-risk young adults from economically poor communities in Boston.

J&M Brown Underway with Electrical Construction of 345 Harrison Avenue in Boston’s South End

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NECA Boston Contractor teams with Architect: CBT Architects, Boston; GC: John Moriarty & Associates, Winchester; Owner: UDR, Boston; EE: RW Sullivan Engineering, Boston

Boston, MA – J&M Brown Company, headquartered in Jamaica, Plain, MA, is underway with comprehensive electrical construction of 345 Harrison Avenue, the new 585-unit luxury residential/multi-use complex in Boston’s South End. The development is comprised of two 14-story buildings, housing 535,900 square feet of residential space and 33,550 square feet of ground floor retail and restaurant space. JMB’s scope entails installation of the complete electrical distribution system, LED lighting, fire alarm system and tel/data systems. The tel/data system installations are being provided by J&M Brown’s low voltage division, Spectrum Integrated Technologies.

The 345 Harrison complex, developed by Boston based UDR, will have a phased occupancy with the first phase opening scheduled for January 2018. The aggressive schedule requires that all electrical systems, primary and emergency power systems and complete Fire Alarm installation to be fully functioning at that time. The total project has targeted completion for the summer 2018, and all major electrical systems will be completed months in advance.

To streamline the construction process in the tightly scheduled project, JMB is utilizing the Trimble MEP layout solution platform. JMB’s CAD Coordinator Kelly Flynn and General Foreman Wayne Lucas, have planned electrical conduit layouts and installation areas using with 3D positional data system, enabling the JMB field crew to handle installation with exacting precision and maximum efficiency. Also enhancing the project’s consistent workflow, in the pre-construction phase, General Foreman Phil Talbot has designed layouts, and pre-planned material and labor requirements for the development’s apartment units.

J&M Brown Project Managers Patrick O’Neil and Kimberley Estabrooks are managing the project with a field crew expected to range upwards of 40 to 50 IBEW Local 103 electricians at peak construction.

345 Harrison Avenue’s amenities include a four-level parking garage with a green roof, 13th floor Sky Lounge, resort-style pool and state-of-the-art fitness center.

The 345 Harrison Avenue project is integral to the City’s revitalization plans for the South End. Across the street from the Ink Block, the residential complex is in close proximity to key public transit hubs as the MBTA Red Line, Orange and Silver Lines are all within walking distance.


J&M Brown Completes Electrical Fit-out of Harvard Business Publishing HQ Offices at Boston Landing, Brighton, MA

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Office Office Space

Owner: Harvard University; GC: Columbia Construction, North Reading, MA

Brighton, MA – March 28, 2016 – J. & M. Brown Company (JMB), based in Jamaica Plain, MA, has completed the electrical fit-out of Harvard Business Publishing’s (HBP) new 125,000 square-foot headquarters’ office space at Boston Landing, 20 Guest Street in Brighton, MA. The fast-track, 4-month electrical project entailed the demolition and customized fit-out of five floors for HBP.

BIM and CAD coordination were integral to the project, and key factors enabling the NECA Boston contractor to meet the aggressive schedule. The office space features an open ceiling design and JMB’s field crew installed metal clad (MC) cable high and tight into ceiling areas, maneuvering around duct work and sprinklers to hang hundreds of LED pendant lighting fixtures. Digital lighting control is provided by a networked nLight® digital lighting control system, specified and installed for enhanced energy savings and user configurability.

The scope included J&M Brown’s installation of over 1700 feet of cable tray to support wire and cable runs, as well as installation of the facility’s vast Audio Visual infrastructure, which will accommodate state-of-the-art A/V installations for dozens of conference rooms, Huddle rooms, and a Video Studio room.

J&M Brown’s Special Projects Group handled the project, managing a field crew of 26 IBEW electricians at peak construction.

Harvard Business Publishing, an affiliate of Harvard Business School and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Harvard University, moved into its new headquarter offices earlier in March. HBP also has offices in New York City, Singapore, India, Qatar, and the United Kingdom.


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J&M Brown Company Underway with Electrical Renovation of MIT Building NW23, Cambridge, MA

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NECA contractor teams with GC: Columbia Construction, North Reading, MA on MIT’s new home for Department of Facilities and Office of Campus Planning

Cambridge, MA – J&M Brown Company, Inc. (JMB) is underway with the comprehensive electrical renovation of MIT’s Building NW23, located at 195 Albany Street in Cambridge. When complete, the former lab building will serve as MIT’s Department of Facilities and the Office of Campus Planning.

JMB’s electrical project scope at the three-story, 52,000 square-foot building includes demolition of the existing infrastructure, prior to providing ground-up electrical installations for the renovated facility. The project team is installing new, stacked electrical closets to house the distribution equipment, a new fire alarm system, and lighting and lighting control systems. The renovated facility’s interior will feature an open ceiling design with an energy efficient lighting package controlled by an advanced Sylvania wireless lighting control system. Temporary power for construction is being drawn from an adjacent MIT building.

In its design and layout of the facility’s new electrical rooms, JMB is utilizing 3D CADD technology.

JMB Construction Group VP Bryan Green, Operations Manager Robert Carabia, and Project Managers Matt Noon and Kim Estabrooks head the J&M Brown project team and the venerable NECA contractor is supervising a highly skilled electrical field crew that will reach upwards of 23 IBEW Local 103 electricians at peak construction.

Electrical work commenced in August and the project is scheduled for completion in January 2016. The MIT facility is designed to achieve LEED certification.