Funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) for construction projects at government facilities, VA hospitals and military bases continues to flood into the institutional market sector, with several new jobs announced over the past two weeks at www.fbo.gov, the centralized database for information on ARRA-funded projects. Here’s a brief synopsis of several new jobs.
Sawtooth National Recreation Area, Idaho. The project consists of but is not limited to service panel repair and labeling, feeder placement, luminaire replacement, load center replacement, grounding work and branch circuit installation. It’s expected to be in the $25,000 to $100,000 range and is targeted for a May 10 start date.
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Columbus, Ohio. The electrical renovation work will include the replacement of two 15kV four-way gas sectionalizing switches with two new 15kV air break switches, and replacing all 15kV conductors from the switches to the transformers and installing five-inch PVC concrete encased ducts in multiple locations where existing ducts are collapsed. The size of the job is between $100,000 and $250,000.
J.C. Cleveland and W.B. Rudman Federal Building, Concord, N.H. The United States General Services Administration (GSA) is looking for an electrical contractor to upgrade the lighting systems in this building. The job will include but not be limited to replacing existing lighting fixtures with energy efficient T-8 units; installing occupancy sensors; replacing exterior HID wall packs with LED lighting; and installing variable-frequency drives on cooling tower fans.
Working on ARRA projects continues to be a hot area, and a recent Electrical Wholesaling/BlueVolt webcast on the topic drew approximately 200 viewers. That webcast is archived at www.bluevolt.com/ewuniversity.