CCF Avon Bedtower | Avon, OH

Attached to the existing Richard E. Jacobs Health Center, the new hospital is five stories tall with 126 private hospital beds (114 medical/surgical beds and 12 ICU beds) and designed to accommodate future advances in medical careExpected to open on November 15, 2016, the hospital provides both inpatient and outpatient services to better meet the needs of the community. The new services added include expanded Cardiovascular Services, expanded Imaging, Emergency Department and Surgical Suites, 2 new operating rooms, and the latest technological advancements for patient care.

Lake Erie Electric worked closely with other trades to coordinate pre-fabricated corridor racks, bathroom pods, and patient headwalls that were assembled in an off-site warehouse, shipped to the jobsite, then hoisted and set in their final location. This offered many cost and schedule benefits to the project including increased efficiencies, fewer mistakes and less re-work stemming from repetitive process of prefabrication.

4,130 light fixtures, 270 miles of wire, 53 miles of conduit, & approximately 3,900 receptacles make up the 212,000 square foot tower. The Bed Tower is also host to a 2,000 kW Generator, 7 Automatic Transfer Switches, 2 – 4,000A double ended unit-subs, a 15 kW switch in the utility yard feeding the subs, and a 3,000A quick connect for a mobile generator.

American Greetings | Westlake, OH

American Greetings, the world’s largest greeting card company, built its new Headquarters and Creative Studios in Westlake at Crocker Park. The 110 year old Cleveland-based, privately owned company moved from its previous location in Brooklyn, Ohio in August, 2016.

Lake Erie Electric was awarded the electrical package which included the power and lighting distribution, low-voltage lighting control, fire alarm systems, and temperature control in 2014. The contract for the Audio/Visual cabling was awarded to the LEE telecom division in 2015.

The 657,000 square foot building will house over 2,400 employees. It features 57,000 square feet of ground level retail to match the Crocker Park shopping experience. That space will be developed and leased to future retail tenants. The five story building has a two-level, open-air courtyard in the center of the building with landscaping and custom hardscapes, as well as a ground level plaza on the west side of the project.

Most of the building contains the Creative Studios where many of American Greetings’ products and ideas are developed for customers such as WalMart, Target, and features their Care Bear brand. The second floor features a complete sound-proof audio-visual studio suite. The third floor contains American Greetings’ Main Street public area. It has direct access to the 30,000 square foot courtyard, a Starbucks store, a full-sized commercial kitchen and restaurant, design display studios, and of course a full- service greeting card and gift shop. Administrative offices occupy the fifth floor.

More than 5500 light fixtures and 120 light fixture types adorn the halls, offices, studios, and public spaces. The project is fed with (2) 38kv utility services to (2) 5000A, 480/277v services to the building, along with a 2000A service to the future Retail spaces. A 1250kw generator and 250kw UPS System provide the customer with power to Life Safety and Data systems throughout the building. Over 150,000 feet of conduit; 350,000 feet of AC Cable; 100,000 feet of fire alarm cable; and 150,000 feet of low-voltage cable were run on the project. Almost 100 IBEW members at the peak of the project were employed to install the miles of conduit, cable, and electrical equipment necessary to make this project a success.

Hilton Hotel | Cleveland, OH

The 675,000 square foot hotel opened June 1, 2016 and has already been host to the NBA for the Finals and will host a full house for the RNC. There are 33 floors, making it the tallest hotel in Cleveland, comprising of 600 guest rooms, most rooms in a Cleveland hotel, two ballrooms, 12 meeting rooms, three bars (one located on the 32nd floor), two restaurants, a fitness center, a swimming pool, four terraces, one Zen garden, and a green roof. The building is over 400 feet tall. The hotel connects directly underground to the convention center and will connect via a tunnel under Lakeside Ave. to the Huntington Park Garage for valet parking.

The hotel contains over 6,000 light fixtures ranging over 150 different types, 55,600 feet of conduit, 512,000 feet of MC Cable, and over 445,000 feet of wire. 1,025,732 items were scanned out of our material consignment program and as of April 2016, 1,078,225 total man hours were clocked. This was a Design Assist project with collaborative efforts between Turner Construction, Ozanne Construction, VOA Associates Incorporated, Van Auken Akins Architects LLC, Cooper Carry Architects, and Karpinski Engineering ensuring quality, safety, and budget. More than 2,200 people came onsite for construction and the joint effort of all teams involved achieved zero lost time accidents. The Hilton will employ 450 full time employees.

Cleveland Museum of Art | Cleveland, OH

In May of 2009, Lake Erie Electric was awarded the 230,000 square foot Cleveland Museum of Art Phase II Expansion.

The Lake Erie Electric Engineering department created coordination and installation drawings which consisted of 2 basement levels of utility space, 1 basement level of owner/back of house space, 1 level of general public space, 1 level of gallery space, 2 levels of office space, and a new five story atrium as well as renovation to existing areas of the museum.

The Local 38 electricians provided excellent craftsmanship. They extended the existing 5kV electrical system to a new unit substation and installed over 171 new power and lighting panels. The new panels provided an extension to the following systems; normal and emergency generator power, two existing lighting control, fire alarm, and security.

We installed approximately 242,000 feet of conduit with 925,000 feet of wire, 8600 feet of Lite Lab Lighting Bus, 6,200 light fixtures, 2900 feet of floor duct, and 2000 feet of cable tray.

Hard Rock Rocksino | Northfield, OH

In 2014, Northfield Park broke ground for the new, first of its’ kind, Hard Rock Rocksino just south of Cleveland, Ohio.

Lake Erie Electric was the prime electrical contractor overseeing the electrical package. The Rocksino offers multiple gaming and entertainment options within the 200,000 square foot complex. There is over 64,000 square feet of gambling and slots, multiple restaurants including the Hard Rock Café, Fresh Harvest Buffet, and Kosar’s Steakhouse to serve visitors throughout the complex. In addition there is a 2,600 seat Hard Rock concert venue, the Club Velvet Comedy Club, and the Rock Shop retail area.

Lake Erie Electric’s Cleveland and Akron offices worked together to complete the project in an unprecedented 10 months. More than 80 Akron IBEW members working in two shifts completed all the site power and lighting, power distribution, lighting, telecommunications, security, lightning protection, and fire alarm system on the project.