section of the church at a time. Infra-
structure work was extensive, and we
maintained a parallel electric service
while the building’s new switchgear
was installed. The project also required
penetrating 3-foot granite walls in order
to bring in conduit.”
JMB restored 18 historic chandeliers
dating to the turn of the 20th century.
Along with Cabral, general foreman
Tom Campbell headed the JMB team
of 10 electricians and technicians. Spec-
trum Integrated Technologies, JMB’s
low-voltage division, provided telecom-
munications and security system installations.
“We are pleased to have met the scheduling requirements
in working with the church facilities’ personnel and general
contractor, Consigli Construction, to ensure there was minimal
disruption to the church while keeping the project on schedule,”
A five-year renovation project of another sort took place on Deer
Island, a 185-acre peninsula that is home to the Boston Harbor
Islands National Recreation Area and the Massachusetts Water
Resources Authority (MWRA) Deer Island Waste Water Treat-
ment Plant, one of the largest sewage
treatment plants in the United States.
J F White Contracting’s Electrical
Division, Framingham, Mass., served
as both general contractor and prime
electrical contractor on the Deer
Island North Main Pump Station variable frequency drive (VFD) and motor
replacement, a five-year project that
began in 2011 and was completed in
March 2016. The division replaced 10
shaft pump motors and corresponding
“smart” VFDs that pump raw waste-water from incoming sewer lines located 140 feet beneath
the building through the plant for treatment. Installation of
advanced smart VFD technology with the facility’s 20-year-
old control systems and wiring will result in more reliable and
energy-efficient pump station operation.
Careful coordination was required for the receipt and delivery of the 10 44,000-pound motors, which had to be transported
from an off-site storage facility to Deer Island.
“Gerry Case, the initial and senior J F White project manager,
did a great job laying down the ground work for the successful project,” said Kevin Gaulin, project manager, J F White Contracting.
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