Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc. (Griffin Electric) has completed the electrical installation work at the new East Greenwich Middle School in East Greenwich, R.I. Opened this past spring, the three-story, 105,000-sq-ft institution will accommodate students in grades 6 through 8, in addition to housing administration, a gymnasium, cafetorium, music suite, full kitchen, and classrooms for academics and shops. The new school has been erected adjacent to the existing school, with the project’s next phase to include the demolition, abatement and site work for the previous building.
Griffin Electric’s contributions on-site included a 50KVA utility interactive photovoltaic (PV) system and a data acquisition system, responsible for the display of various green building features. Also, a 1600A electric service, addressable fire alarm and integrated electrical security systems, telecommunications, sound, clock and public address systems, energy-efficient lighting and controls, plus an emergency generator were all installed by the Griffin team.
Leading the project is Owner’s Representative, Strategic Building Solutions, LLC, of Old Saybrook, Conn., along with general contractor Gilbane Building Co., Providence, R.I. Serving as the project’s architect and electrical engineer is Symmes Maini & McKee Associates, Inc. (SMMA), Cambridge, Mass.
“With many projects being put on hold due to the current economic climate, we are very fortunate to have educational experience on our resume, as this type of construction is always in demand,” stated Wayne J. Griffin, president of Griffin Electric. “From elementary and secondary schools to higher learning institutions, our vast experience enables us to perform the necessary installations on all educational projects throughout New England and the Southeast region of the United States.”