McPhee Electric, Ltd. was recently awarded the technology package at the new Pratt & Whitney Aircraft World Headquarters/Engineering Building in East Hartford, Connecticut. McPhee also was awarded the electrical portion of the project working through general contractor John Moriarty & Associates.
The technology project scope to date entails the installation of one million feet (1,000,000’) of CommScope-Systemax Category 6A cable distributed among twelve individual telecommunications rooms (TR’s) and terminated on almost five thousand seven hundred (5,700) field terminated data jacks (modules).
A combined eight thousand feet (8,000’) of a 48-strand OS2 singlemode and OM3 multimode fiber optic cabling coupled with just over three thousand (3,000) fusion spliced pigtails will be utilized for network uplinks to the TR’s.
McPhee Project Managers Jim Lynes and Chris Lappen, RCDD, are overseeing both packages and Foreman Keith Wasilefsky is charged with field coordination onsite. Continued progress will be made through project completion slated for late 2017.
A rendering of the new Pratt & Whitney facility (courtesy of Pratt & Whitney)
McPhee has chosen to join forces with Security 101 to furnish and install the entire access control/video surveillance package for the project. This portion of the project scope necessitates the installation of conduit, wiring devices and hardware to support access to approximately 100 entries and exits throughout the building along with control of 75 fixed and PTZ cameras on the building interior and throughout the parking areas.
Cambridge Sound Management was awarded the design and implementation of the sound masking system within the five-story structure. McPhee was chosen as subcontractor to perform the installation of the 3,600 volume control emitters, associated control panels and all associated wiring.
Still to be finalized is a proposed audio/video infrastructure comprised of microphones, flat screen displays and video conferencing cameras within the conference rooms, classrooms and cafeteria.