Griffin Wires New UVM Residence and Dining Facility
HOLLISTON, MA Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc. (Griffin Electric), a leading area electrical subcontractor, has recently completed the electrical installation work at the University of Vermont's (UVM) new Central Campus Residence Hall.
With capacity for 695 first-year students, the 207,000-square-foot facility is located in the center of the UVM campus, adjacent to classroom and academic facilities. Its traditional design offers a 450-seat dining facility, connector to the Bailey/Howe library, seminar rooms, and a fitness center. It has been designed to achieve a LEED Silver designation.
Griffin Electric's on-site work involved the installation of power and lighting, to include corresponding switchgear, power wiring and lighting. Systems for fire alarm, emergency generator and lightning protection were also setup by the team, as well as tele/data, which included communications, A/V, lighting controls and security. Griffin utilized its in-house BIM capabilities for the electrical design of the project.
General contractor Engelberth Construction, Inc. of Colchester, Vermont, managed the project, working alongside WTW Architects of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and electrical engineer H.F. Lenz Co. of Johnstown, Pennsylvania.