The Educational Market has always been a consistent source of work for our company. Since 1992, we have completed in excess of 100 new or remodeled educational projects ranging in size from 20,000 square feet and smaller to more than 325,000 square feet. Subsequently, we have developed a well-trained staff from the office to the field which understands the various aspects involved with this type of construction.
Educational projects present a unique set of challenges. Schedules are often compact and most completion dates determine whether the new school year will begin on time. High-tech communication and life safety systems require individual attention to ensure readiness for state inspections and project completion. Remodel/additions projects consist of multiple construction phases which require our work to continue while school is in session. Over the years we have structured our company to help us meet these challenges.
Because we self perform on all low-voltage systems, we have adequate time for multiple tests and reprogramming prior to state inspections. Working closely with other trades as well as the design team aids in overcoming coordination challenges. Keeping open lines of communication is essential in contributing to the team concept that is prevalent for this and other types of construction. The diverse electrical requirements of today’s school buildings prepare our foremen, electricians and helpers to make seamless transitions to projects in other markets.