The Electric Current Blog
A project years in the making is nearing completion and members of IBEW, Local 26 have been a part of it from day one. In 2011, Dominion Energy began construction on a natural gas liquefaction project at its Cove Point LNG Terminal, located in Calvert County, MD. The facility, which has been serving as an import terminal for liquefied natural gas, will become bi-directional and able to both import and export LNG. Local 26 leaders aided its efforts in gaining approvals. After securing the required permits, construction officially got underway in October 2014. The project is on schedule for completion in the fourth quarter of this year.
Trust is important in any project, but especially for a major financial institution. That’s why a national bank turned to Electrical Alliance contractor, Cabling Systems, Inc. of Beltsville, Md., to rewire existing bank branches and perform complete renovation projects, including placing desktop computers and phones and installing new network switches, servers, routers, uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) and wireless controllers.
If you’re one of the many employers who requires the gold standard of BICSI certification, you’ll find the Electrical Alliance has exceptionally qualified workers. Many International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 26 members are BISCI certified, thanks in part to free training offered by the Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC). Of the nearly 50 training courses that JATC offers each semester in the Washington, D.C., area, four are BICSI certifications.
When the professionals at US Communications & Electric, Inc. walk into the new casino at MGM National Harbor, they see more than the flashing lights and excited crowds ready to try their luck and skills. They see people walking through a large data center, above miles of low-voltage wiring, while knowing the hours of skilled, careful work that brought the entire facility to life.
Electrical Alliance contractors work on some of the Washington, DC region’s most visible and award winning projects. Their skilled electricians install the latest technology in high-profile spaces and focus specifically on safety and time management while doing it. To end the year, we’re taking a look back at some of the projects Electrical Alliance contractors worked on over the past 12-18 months.
Electrical Alliance contractor, Rosendin Electric, has a reputation for quick and quality work, but some of their most recent projects for CyrusOne in Sterling, Virginia are truly record-setting. Building 1, known as Project David is 132,000 square feet of ground up construction. Buildings 2 & 3, known as Project Goliath, is 220,00 square feet. It was constructed in less than six months, the shortest time to completion ever achieved by CyrusOne for an enterprise-scale data center of its size.