JM Coull earns national excellence in construction award from ABC

June 19, 2020 - Construction Design & Engineering
Collings Foundation’s American Heritage Museum - Hudson, MA

Hudson, MA JM Coull (JMC) has been recognized by the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) with its recent national Excellence in Construction Award. The firm obtained a Pyramid Award in the pre-engineered building category for the Collings Foundation’s American Heritage Museum. Earlier this year, JMC received an Excellence in Construction Eagle Award for the museum from the Massachusetts Chapter of ABC. The museum won in the special projects category. 

JMC teamed with ahp Architects, Boston Productions, Inc. (BPI), and Janiga Design on the $8.3 million design-build project. The awards ceremony, which was originally scheduled to take place during ABC’s March 2020, will be held in Nashville this fall.

JMC president Andy Coull comments, “Being recognized for our achievements by ABC at both the national and local levels is an incredible feeling. This was a very unique and complex project that required complete buy-in from all team members, from our design team, to our subcontractors, to our client, the Collings Foundation. The end result is a stunning facility that is a testament to the teamwork and dedication on the part of everyone involved.” 

The design-build construction of the 65,000 s/f museum displays the United States’ largest private collection of vehicles from the country’s past military conflicts. More than 48,000 s/f of central exhibit space was built to house vehicles, artifacts, murals, and maps, with elevated viewing mezzanines spanning the entire area. Additionally, the museum features a walk-through replica of a World War I trench. The facility also comprises significant audio/visual components to enhance visitor experiences. 

JM Coull is a construction management and design-build firm specializing in new construction and renovations for the commercial, industrial/manufacturing, life sciences, advanced technology, healthcare, education, and institutional markets. The firm uses an integrated approach to project management and focuses attention on the early phases of a project, using its proprietary StartSmart® process, to ensure overall success. The company works throughout New England from its headquarters in Maynard, MA.

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