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BOSTON, MA

JLL Construction Completes Entegris’ i2M Center for Advanced Materials Science


BOSTON, MA, 2 July 2014 – JLL Construction has completed construction of a new 80,000 square foot R&D and manufacturing center for Entegris, a Billerica-based supplier to the microelectronics industry, in Bedford, MA.

The $30 million i2M Center for Advanced Materials Science is one of New England’s leading R&D and manufacturing center’s for filtration media, electrostatic clamps (E-Chucks), and proprietary advanced, low-temperature coatings. These technologies are needed to develop critical components used in the world’s most demanding and stringent semiconductor manufacturing environments.

The complex 17-month project included business, factory, hazard class 1 and 2, clean rooms, storage and assembly uses. The space houses approximately 100 employees.

The existing structure required extensive reconstruction and reinforcement in order to accommodate Entegris’ new mechanical equipment. Complete new mechanical and electrical infrastructure and systems were also required for Entegris’ processes. This included: new electrical service, chilled water plant and air handling systems, RODI and acid neutralization systems, vacuum and compressed air, process gas systems, gas detection systems, fire protection with M-2 foam and carbon dioxide systems, and steam and hot water plants. The team utilized 3D BIM modelling to coordinate all systems. JLL Construction also managed the relocation rigging and installation of Entegris’ manufacturing equipment.

“The building renovations were extensive,” said JLL Managing Director Peter Stankiewicz. “One of the keys to achieving occupancy approval was close coordination with the local authorities. A proactive process was followed with regular meetings and walkthroughs.”

Joining Peter on the JLL Construction team was Construction Managers Scott Dean and Bob Kelly, and Superintendents Steve Pizzuto and Dan Browne.

The project team also included architect Perkins + Will, MEP engineer Vanderweil, structural engineer Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, and commissioning agent RDK.

About JLL Construction
JLL Construction offers comprehensive services as a construction manager, general contractor and design/builder, completing over 500 diverse assignments annually. With a service reach throughout New England and the Mid-Atlantic, JLL Construction delivers construction solutions to an extensive roster of Life Sciences, Higher Education, Government, Corporate, Industrial, Technology, Hospitality, and Residential/Retail clients. Assignments range from smaller interior fit-outs to $100 million mixed-use developments. Their on line portfolio can be viewed at http://jll.com/boston-construction.

About JLL
JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a professional services and investment management firm offering specialized real estate services to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying and investing in real estate. With annual fee revenue of $4 billion, JLL has more than 200 corporate offices and operates in 75 countries worldwide. On behalf of its clients, the firm provides management and real estate outsourcing services for a property portfolio of 3 billion square feet and completed $99 billion in sales, acquisitions and finance transactions in 2013. Its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $48.0 billion of real estate assets under management. JLL is the brand name of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit www.jll.com.