Griffin Electric Completes Huffman High School Project

The first phase of construction consisted of raising a 280,000-sf, two-story high school.

Griffin Electric has completed the electrical installation work for both phases of the Huffman High School construction project in Birmingham, Ala.

The first phase of construction consisted of raising a 280,000-sf, two-story high school.  In addition to classrooms and offices, the institution includes a new career/technical wing, with culinary arts classrooms containing a full commercial kitchen, and construction tech labs, with eight electrical trades practice stations.  Also, there is a 1600-seat performance gymnasium and practice gymnasium, as well as an outdoor theater and student courtyard.

Phase two included demolition of the existing high school, plus the addition of a 16-acre athletic complex, complete with a football stadium, baseball and softball fields, and an athletic facility with locker rooms, a weight room and coaches’ offices.

The Griffin Electric team was responsible for installing over 12,000 feet of electrical duct bank on-site, plus a 5000-amp, 277/480v service.  Additionally, the crew installed state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems within the auditorium, which included two 400-amp dimmer racks. 

Under the direction of owner’s Program Manager, Volkert, Inc. of Birmingham, the project team also included general contractor, EMJ Corporation of Chattanooga, TN, architect, Charles Williams & Associates of Birmingham, and electrical engineer, I.C. Thomasson Associates, Inc. of Nashville, TN.

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