Providence College Hires AACC

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Providence College

Providence, RI – Providence College has hired A. Autiello Construction Co. Inc. (AACC) as a program and construction manager for the upgrade to its primary electrical service.

The project was the expansion of the medium-voltage distribution system installed prior to the 1970s. Autiello worked with the school’s physical plant staff and engineers from Caputo & Wick and Sterling Engineering in order to identify and size the future needs of the campus and incorporate it into the existing service.

The electrical work and sitework were performed by Rossi Electric and Universal Excavation, both of Cranston.

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Electrical service upgrade in progress

The project included the installation of subsurface vaults, manholes, transformers, switchgear, and feeder cables. In addition to electrical, the civil design had to contend with a congested and confined space. The cable vaults served two purposes by also supporting switchgear to save space. Subsurface x-ray and as-built drawings aided the layout, which was field-modified daily to avoid an array of electric, water, and storm utilities that were uncovered.

AACC provides cost analysis breakdowns, value engineering, scheduling, and logistic planning so the construction activities had a no impact on campus operations and activities.