J&M Brown Company Completes Electrical Renovation of Old South Church, Boston, MA

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Jamaica Plain, MA – J&M Brown Company, Inc. (JMB), based in Jamaica Plain, MA, has completed the comprehensive, multi-phase electrical systems’ renovation at the historic Old South Church at 645 Boylston Street in Old South Church shutterstock_102116092Boston. The project scope, which coincided the complete upgrade of the building’s mechanical systems, entailed replacement of the church’s electrical, fire alarm, security, tel/data, HVAC, elevator, and sprinkler systems. JMB’s construction of a new electrical room and electrical distribution system were integral to the project.

Pre-construction planning was critical to the project, as J&M Brown teamed with general contractor Consigli Construction of Boston and electrical engineering firm Syska Hennessy Group of Cambridge to ensure the historic building’s structural integrity and interior finishes were not adversely impacted during construction. Project manager Steve and general foreman Tom Campbell headed the JMB project team, comprised of a field crew of 10 IBEW Local 103 electricians and technicians.

A highlight of the renovation was J&M Brown’s restoration of 18 historic chandeliers dating back to the turn of the century.

Spectrum Integrated Technologies, the low voltage division of J&M Brown, provided both tel/data and security system installations.

The historic renovation project was provided without interruption to ongoing church services and day care center activities. Work commenced in April 2014 and was completed on a six-month schedule in October 2014.

The Old South Church, a National Historic Landmark building, was constructed in 1875.

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J&M Brown Company In Progress with Electrical Construction of Northpoint Twenty/20 Luxury High-Rise, Cambridge, MA

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NECA Member teams with GC: John Moriarty & Associates, Winchester, MA; Architect: CBT Architects, Boston, MA; Developer: HYM Investment Group, Boston, MA

c2_mainCambridge, MA – J&M Brown Company, Inc., based in Jamaica Plain, MA, is underway with comprehensive electrical construction of Northpoint Twenty/20, the new 20-story luxury high-rise apartment tower at 20 Child Street in Cambridge.  The NECA Boston contractor is handling core and shell electrical construction at the 400,000 square-foot building, which entails installation of the structure’s primary and emergency power, lighting and lighting control, fire alarm and security systems.

The project scope also includes J&M Brown’s electrical fit-out of Northpoint’s 355 residential units, fitness center, café, 9,000 square feet of office space, and five retail locations at street level.

J&M Brown is teaming with CBT Architects of Boston and general contractor John Moriarty & Associates of Winchester.  Designed to achieve LEED Silver certification, Northpoint Tweny/20 is scheduled for completion in early 2015.

J&M Brown Energy Division Completes LED Lighting Retrofit Project at Suffolk University Law School – Sargent Hall

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May 13, 2014 – Boston, MA – J&M Brown Company’s Energy Division, based in Jamaica Plain, MA, has completed the energy efficient lighting upgrade project at Suffolk University Law School on 121 Tremont Street in Boston. The project scope entailed replacing and re-lamping more than 3,000 existing light fixtures with energy efficient LED fixtures and lamps, greatly reducing wattage consumption at the facility.

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Longwood Center Nears Peak Construction; Scheduled to Open in Fall 2014

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February 27, 2014 – Boston, MA – The white hot life science market in Boston will feature a dynamic new, nine-story research facility in the heart of the Longwood Medical area by the fall of 2014, as the 11-story, 414,000 square-foot Longwood Center tower is nearing peak construction at the intersection of Longwood and Brookline Avenues.  J&M Brown Company, based in Jamaica Plain, Mass., is the project’s primary electrical contractor, providing the state-of-the-art facility’s shell and core electrical construction, including installation of power distribution, lighting and lighting control, and fire alarm systems.

Concurrently, the NECA contractor is handling electrical fit-out for the Longwood Center’s anchor tenant, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.  Dana-Farber will occupy 154,000 square feet of cutting-edge laboratory space on four levels of the mixed-use life science center.  The building, designed by Elkus Manfredi Architects of Boston, will feature nine floors of lab, research, and medical office space, with retail at street level.  Two mechanical floors will accommodate laboratory requirements and the facility will have three floors of underground parking.

J&M Brown is serving on a project team headed by general contractor John Moriarty & Associates, of Winchester, MA.

The Longwood Center is a a joint venture consisting of Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc., National Development of Newton, Mass., Charles River Realty Investors, of Newton Lower Falls, Mass., and Clarion Partners of New York.

J&M Brown’s MIT Great Dome Lighting Renovation Wins ENR Award

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December 20, 2013 – Cambridge, MA – The Great Dome at MIT’s Building 10 is shining brighter than ever, thanks to the intricate lighting renovation recently provided by J. & M. Brown Company (JMB), of Jamaica Plain, Mass. The landmark project was recently awarded the ENR 2013 Best Projects Merit Award in the Renovation/Restoration category.

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Spotlight on J&M Brown Company

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The Professional Contractor, ASM of MA, Spring/Summer 2013 – When J & M Brown was launched in 1922 by brothers Joseph and Martin Brown, their first project was a door buzzer job for exactly $9.50. Fast forward 92 years and you will find J & M Brown Company on some of the most prestigious projects in the state…

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