JM Coull Earns National Excellence in Construction Award from ABC

Photo caption: JM Coull received a national ABC Excellence in Construction Award for the Collings Foundation’s American Heritage Museum. (ShupeStudios)

Maynard, MA – JM Coull 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, located in Hudson, MA. 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 sf museum displays the United States’ largest private collection of vehicles from the country’s past military conflicts. More than 48,000 sf 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.