Griffin Electric Completes Electrical Installation at Citizens Bank Project

Holliston, MA (July 2019).  Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc. (Griffin Electric), a leading area electrical subcontractor, has completed electrical installation work at the new Citizens Bank campus in Johnston, RI. 

Two four-story office buildings, in addition to a contact center, amenities building and connector building, as well as a four-story parking garage, make up the new 420,000-sf campus.  Open workspaces with modern features were constructed to promote employee collaboration and communication while amenities including an onsite bank branch, technology bar, Cigna wellness center, and indoor and outdoor fitness areas with sports fields, courts and trails will benefit both Citizens team members and area residents.

Throughout construction of the 123-acre campus, sustainability remained a top-priority, with the preservation of over 60 acres of wetlands and natural habitats, in addition to the construction of a rain garden to collect rainwater and distribute it back to the wetlands.  The maximization of natural light within the five buildings and energy-efficient LED lighting utilized throughout illustrate the bank’s commitment to the environment. 

Responsible for wiring four of the five buildings, in addition to the parking garage, the Griffin Electric team was responsible for the installation of temporary power, power distribution and lighting.  Systems for UPS, technology conduit, life safety, heat trace and emergency generators were also setup by Griffin, in addition to the fire alarm system for the entire campus.  Griffin planned and coordinated its onsite electrical work through BIM technology.

Cushman & Wakefield of Boston served as the owner’s project manager, with Dimeo Construction Company of Providence as the construction manager.  Boston-based firms Elkus Manfredi and Bard, Rao + Athanas were the project architect and electrical engineer, respectively.

About Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc.

In the electrical contracting business since 1978, Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc. proudly celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2018.  Headquartered in Holliston, MA, the company also has regional offices in Pelham, AL, Duluth, GA, Charlotte, NC and Raleigh-Durham, NC.  ENR (Engineering News-Record) ranked Griffin Electric 24th in its 2018 listing of the top 50 national electrical contractors and 1st in New England. The company employs nearly 1400 individuals.