Griffin Completes Elec. Installation

Rendering of new Citizens Bank campus in Johnston

Johnston, RI – Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc. has completed electrical installation work at the new Citizens Bank campus in Johnston. Two four-story office buildings, in addition to a contact center, amenities building and connector building, as well as a four-story parking garage, make up the new 420,000sf campus.

Cushman & Wakefield of Boston served as the owner’s project manager, with Dimeo Construction Company of Providence as the construction manager.  Boston-based firms Elkus Manfredi and Bard, Rao + Athanas were the project architect and electrical engineer, respectively.

Open workspaces with modern features were constructed to promote employee collaboration and communication.  Amenities include an onsite bank branch, technology bar, Cigna wellness center, and indoor and outdoor fitness areas with sports fields, courts and trails that will benefit both citizens team members and area residents.

Throughout construction of the 123-acre campus, sustainability remained a top-priority, with the preservation of over 60 acres of wetlands and natural habitats, in addition to the construction of a rain garden to collect rainwater and distribute it back to the wetlands.

The maximization of natural light within the five buildings and energy-efficient LED lighting utilized throughout illustrate the bank’s commitment to the environment.

Responsible for wiring four of the five buildings, in addition to the parking garage, the Griffin Electric team was responsible for the installation of temporary power, power distribution and lighting.

Systems for UPS, technology conduit, life safety, heat trace and emergency generators were also setup by Griffin, in addition to the fire alarm system for the entire campus.

Onsite electrical work was planned and coordinated through BIM technology.