Electrical Engineering

Armed Forces Reserve Center

Middletown, CT

Architect: Kleinfelder-Sea, Boston MA
Project Cost: $55M

Electrical, fire alarm, mass notification, video surveillance, and 40 kW parking lot canopy mounted photovoltaic system design for a new 160,000 sq ft training center and 35,000 sq ft vehicle maintenance facility for the Army Reserve and National Guard. The project was completed three months ahead of schedule and under budget. The design team exceeded the expectations of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) by cutting the standard design schedule in half and reducing construction costs by $9 million through the use of Building Information Models (BIM). The design team also exceeded USACE’s significant sustainability requirements, delivering an anticipated LEED Gold design rather than Silver, and lowering expected energy and water usage by 30 and 50 percent. The AFRC project won the Grand Award at the 2012 Engineering Excellence Awards on January 19, 2012. The award was presented by the American Council of Engineering Companies of Connecticut (ACEC/CT).

Methuen High School

Methuen, MA

Architect: Finegold Alexander & Associates, Inc. Boston, MA
Project Cost: $75M

Electrical, fire alarm and security design for renovation/addition of an existing high school totaling 360,000 sq ft. The electrical sustainable features in the building comprise of a high efficiency lighting system featuring LED lighting, dimmable fluorescent lighting, network lighting control, and high efficiency transformers. The network lighting control system incorporates occupancy sensors, daylight harvesting and central control of the building lighting. The energy efficiency measures include a lighting system design that is 38% better than code. The project will be a MA-CHPS certified building. The electrical systems have been designed using Revit BIM software.

Sherwood Middle School

Shrewsbury, MA

Architect: Lamoureux Pagano Associates, Worcester, MA
Project Cost: $35M

Electrical, fire alarm, data communications and security design for a new 135,000 sq ft building. The electrical sustainable features in the building comprise of a high efficiency lighting system featuring LED lighting, dimmable fluorescent lighting, network lighting control, and high efficiency transformers. The network lighting control system incorporates occupancy sensors, daylight harvesting and central control of the building lighting. The energy efficiency measures include a lighting system design that is 41% better than code. The project will be a MA-CHPS certified building.

Salem State University Library & Learning Commons

Salem, MA

Architect: Shepley Bulfinch, Boston, MA
Project Cost: $95M

Electrical, fire alarm, telecommunications and security design for a new 120,000 sq ft library and learning commons building. The electrical sustainable features in the building comprise of a high efficiency lighting system featuring LED lighting, dimmable fluorescent lighting, network lighting control, and high efficiency transformers. The network lighting control system incorporates occupancy sensors, daylight harvesting and central control of the building lighting. The energy efficiency measures include a lighting system design that is 43% better than code. The project will be a LEED Gold certified building. The electrical systems have been designed using Revit BIM software.

University of Massachusetts DuBois Library

Amherst, MA

Architect: Beacon Architectual Associates, Boston, MA
Project Cost: $8.5M

Electrical system design for replacement of HVAC systems; fire alarm system design; and emergency exit and egress lighting design for the basement, lower and entry levels for the library. The fire alarm system design includes new automatic detection and signaling devices in the basement, lower and entry levels as well as software upgrades for existing fire alarm panels. The emergency exit and egress lighting is fed from a 33kW inverter. The work was performed in phases while the library was occupied.