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Life Sciences
Life Sciences
Start from the Finish
With the ever-increasing pressure to bring life-saving therapies to the market quickly and efficiently, life sciences companies face many challenges. Developing an efficient construction timeline and practical budget should not be among them. JE Dunn works with clients from the very beginning of every project to understand their end game. Preconstruction Analysis. Continuous Estimation. Iterative Design. Collaborative Project Delivery. Life sciences continues to leverage these proven concepts from other markets.
Embracing the Future
Every day, life sciences companies are continuing to advance treatments, therapies, and cures that so many people need. While you focus on the science, JE Dunn focuses on the end-game – construction of your future manufacturing facility. We understand your need to be nimble and agile, with an efficient schedule that is cost-conscious. We run our business the same way, and we bring those values to your projects.
An Indispensable Business Partner
For companies at the forefront of medicine, a construction partner with a fresh approach driven by a team with decades of expertise is a cornerstone of success. At JE Dunn, we combine our preconstruction and construction experience in similar markets with an all-star team of national experts. All with the objective of meeting your speed to market goals in a cost-conscious way.
Looking Through a Different Lens
Successful life sciences project teams are made up of unique individuals, each with their own specific responsibilities. Whether your focus is on estimation, visualizing the plan or tracking your build’s progress in real time, our proprietary Lens software provides the tools you need to maximize efficiency and be cost-conscious.
All-Star Construction Team of National Experts
Paul DePenning, Vice President of Operations

Over his more than 25 years of FDA regulated GMP experience in the life sciences industry, Paul has seen the progression of innovation from a technology, construction, and CQV perspective. Paul makes your vision a priority and transforms it into completion of successful projects that are operationally ready.  He brings his vast knowledge and informed thinking to your team to assure project success.


Bo Crouse-Feuerhelm, Vice President Client Solutions

Throughout her more than 25-year career working for consulting, design and construction companies, Bo has focused on understanding biopharmaceutical facility requirements and earned the trust and respect of clients.  In her role, she is responsible for understanding the long-term market trends and innovation drivers of the Life Sciences industry and setting/implementing strategy to serve the marketplace. Bo is a mentor, passionate volunteer and active member of the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) and Women in Pharma.  in March 2019, she received the ISPE-CaSA Award for Dedicated Service.  


Robert Sunukjian, Preconstruction Director

Leveraging his 14 years of life sciences experience as both an owner and a contractor, Robert brings a unique perspective to preconstruction. Robert understands and has experienced the benefits of early engagement, from the high-level development of cash flows for large multi-year capital requests, to the detailed understanding required on phased construction of occupied manufacturing and laboratory spaces. This expertise coupled with JE Dunn’s proprietary Lens platform, developed with Microsoft and Autodesk, brings efficient solutions to the life sciences market.


Gerry Consolo, MEP Specialist

More than 40% of a life sciences construction project is Mechanical, Electrical, Process Piping, and Plumbing (MEP) systems, making in-house expertise critical to construction success.  Gerry’s 15 years of life sciences experience coordinating utility, process and automation systems provides a deep understanding of their impact to construction.  His ability to envision the project’s systems early in the design process allows for fast-track projects to stay on course, anticipating potential constructability, sequencing, and CQV concerns and developing solutions.  


John Cherington, General Superintendent

With more than 30 years of successfully delivering pharmaceutical, advanced manufacturing and large-scale industrial facilities without incident, John is the on-site field director and coordinator who gets it done throughout construction to facility start-up and turnover. He plans and sequences all construction activities with a safety mindset, making sure that it is quality work and done properly.  John understands the complexities of MEP systems, instrumentation and process controls, and the focus required for successful installations in both new construction and renovations within operating facilities.   


Marques Lowe, Safety Manager

JE Dunn’s safety culture is Everyone. Everywhere. All the Time.  Marques takes this culture to the field on every project.  He understands people and his positive approach motivates the entire project team, including trade partners, to focus on jobsite and personal safety.  With more than 8 years of life sciences experience, he has successfully managed safety programs including one of the largest pharmaceutical projects in the world.  JE Dunn Carolinas maintains an outstanding safety record because of Marques’ efforts.


Kevin Brettmann, Science & Technology Specialist

Combining early career experience in biotech with more than 16 years at JE Dunn focused on laboratory construction, Kevin sees the parallels between the life sciences and science & technology industries. His expertise adds creative solutions that still meet the rigorous protocols required in the biopharmaceutical industry.


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Trends in Life Sciences Construction

Speed to market is not only a crucial component of life sciences construction, but it is one that is also continously increasing. With warp speed as the new normal, there are ways to meet those demands while maintaining quality and safety. Hear what our experts have to say about current market trends and how JE Dunn is addressing them. 

The JE Dunn Advantage

Committed to an exceptional experience, JE Dunn offers collaboration and transparency to deliver world-class life sciences facilities of varying scopes and sizes.

Empowering Innovation and Collaboration

"They fully support our thinking and our new ideas, and allow us to change as needed to support the clients' needs." Growing as a team is more than just a guiding principle, it's about developing together and pushing our limits to better serve the client and the life sciences industry. See how JE Dunn's commitment to our people translates to project success and collaborative relationships that go beyond the jobsite.

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