Griffin Electric Wires New Convocation Center For University Of North Georgia
HOLLISTON, MA — In the Spring of 2018 the University of North Georgia (UNG), one of the state’s largest public universities with five campuses and more than 19,000 students, is expected to debut its new 3,600-seat, multi-purpose Convocation Center at its Dahlonega, Georgia, campus. Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc. (Griffin Electric), a leading area electrical contractor, is currently providing installation work for the 103,000-square-foot facility.
The new venue will provide more space than the school’s existing Memorial Hall, which has a 1,000-seat arena, and will be used to host large activities and events such as graduation ceremonies, sports, concerts, and military training exercises. UNG is one of only six senior military colleges in the United States and its Dahlonega campus offers a residential ROTC program. Renovation to the Convocation Center will also result in offices, labs, and classrooms for the Department of Kinesiology.
Griffin Electric is responsible for all electrical work on-site, including systems for low voltage lighting control, fire alarm, lightning protection, and heat trace. Wiring for data and cable television (CCTV), audio visual, security and communications, as well as telephone/data are also part of the company’s electrical contract, while the telecommunications team will be tasked with installing a grounding system.
Atlanta, Georgia, -based Juneau Construction Company and Lord Aeck Sargent are the project’s general contractor and architect, respectively, while NBP Engineers, Inc. of Macon, Georgia, is serving as the electrical engineer.