Griffin Electric Completes Newport Installation


U.S. Navy’s Officer Training Command Quarters

Newport, RI – Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc. of Holliston, Mass. recently completed the electrical installation work at the U.S. Navy’s Officer Training Command Quarters in Newport, R.I.

The new Nimitz Hall, an 118,500sf, three-story facility was constructed to house naval candidates entering into the officer training program. The state-of-the-art facility holds 116 modules with four students per module, in addition to laundry, utility, storage and multipurpose space, with vending areas and a loading dock. Also included within the building is support space for Officer Training Command’s training and administration staff.

The Griffin Electric team was responsible for the BIM 3D coordination of fixture conduit runs and cable tray installations on-site. Additionally, Griffin designed the fire alarm system, installing it along with systems for power, lighting, mass notification, tele/data and low voltage.

Serving as the project’s general contractor was Absher Construction Company of Puyallup, WA, with Tetra Tech, of Seattle, WA, as the architect and BCE Engineers, of Fife, WA, the electrical engineer.

“We are proud to be concluding our first project with Absher,” remarked Wayne J. Griffin, President of Griffin Electric.

The project is anticipating LEED Gold certification, due to the utilization of a solar thermal water heating system and high efficiency plumbing fixtures throughout the facility.