January Project Spotlight
Over the course of the last decade, Arcadia Electrical has gained extensive experience building schools and educational institutions throughout New York City. Projects involving these types of structures can vary dramatically and can include anything from building an entirely new structure to full electrical work to converting an existing building to green energy and LED lighting and everything in between. Here is a look into three very different recent projects involving educational structures.
The project broke ground on January 20, 2016. Arcadia Electrical handled all of the electrical work within the school which included electrical distribution for the PA system, a bell system, fire alarms, theatrical lighting in the auditorium and LED lights throughout the building. Additionally, Arcadia Electrical installed safety and security features like card reader access, panic bars that will sound an alarm if a door that shouldn’t be opened is breached, a closed-circuit television security system and a rescue room, in a room closest to the street that will enable firefighters and rescue workers easy access to the school should the need arise. Arcadia Electrical also brought in whiteboards for each classroom to make sure the school is outfitted with the best of today’s technology to ensure that PS 335Q’s students have the best possible learning tools.
The project was completed in September of 2017 which enabled the school to open on schedule that same month. Because Arcadia completed this project on time, no extra man power or continued presence was required to complete this job.
The project broke ground on August 2, 2016. Throughout the entirety of construction of the school extension, classes were taking place in the existing school structure. This required logistical challenges that included mandatory quiet days for student testing. In spite of this, the job was completed on time for the school to open with its new extension fully operable in September of 2017
New York State Court Officer Academy
When the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York transformed the former St. Teresa’s School complex in Crown Heights, Brooklyn into a Court Officer’s Training Academy on March 6, 2015, Arcadia Electrical was contracted for the electrical work. The 53,000 square foot complex’s three external buildings were kept intact, while the insides required a complete renovation that included building classrooms, a multi-purpose and general assembly area, exercise/training spaces, locker rooms, shower facilities, offices, administrative office spaces, and lodging and dining accommodations for trainees. Arcadia Electrical handled the power distribution work, power lighting and fire alarm installation throughout both of the buildings that make up the facility. Arcadia still has a small presence onsite, though this project is projected to be completed in early February of 2018.