South Yarmouth, MA – JM Electrical (JME) is currently working on the new Dennis Yarmouth Intermediate Middle School, a 184,000sf facility that will serve more than 900 students in grades 4-7.
The new school is under construction on a district-owned site on Station Avenue in South Yarmouth. The centrally located campus will replace the aging Mattacheese Middle School in West Yarmouth and Nathaniel H. Wixon School in South Dennis. This is one of the largest school projects in JME’s more than 35-year history.
The Dennis Yarmouth Middle School, a fast-paced job which began on April 30, 2021 with a groundbreaking ceremony, is slated to conclude in October of this year. As many as 10 JME electricians were assigned to this $109 million construction project. From the very start, sustainability, stormwater management, fire protection, accessibility, security, and the health and wellness of students, faculty, and staff have been priorities for the school which is located 88 miles south of Boston on Cape Cod.
The JME team has overseen the installation of all major mechanical and monitoring systems, including 15 rooftop HVAC units and more than 130 terminal boxes feeding radiant panel heating/cooling coils to ensure optimal temperature for all occupants. The Building Management Systems (BMS) JME installed are designed to monitor equipment – from lighting and irrigation to heavy-duty kitchen appliances, electric meters, and generators – to ensure they are operating safely and efficiently.
The new school will feature classrooms, a gymnasium, state-of-the-art science labs and makerspaces designed to inspire creativity, innovation, imagination, and experimentation. The school will also offer expansive indoor and outdoor performing arts spaces and athletic fields, as well as landscaped outdoor learning, fitness, and age-appropriate play spaces.
JME partnered with and is working alongside ENE Systems on this project. Michael Saracco, director of sales & marketing at ENE, noted, “ENE was very pleased to be chosen as the BMS system contractor for the new Dennis Yarmouth Intermediate Middle School. We installed a BMS system which incorporated solar information, weather station data, integrated mechanical systems, and utility meter monitoring.”
Saracco added, “We know that JM Electrical will always perform professionally and will always have the experienced resources available to successfully install a project of this magnitude and complexity, minimizing our project management time spent overseeing the electrical install. The ENE Systems and JM Electrical teams have a long history of working very well together.”