Award For Construction Excellence

The Associated Builders and Contractors recently awarded Florence Electric and Kaydon IT, the 2014 Excellence in Construction Merit Award for the New England Studios project.

“This outstanding achievement is a testament to your firm’s superior capabilities. Your award-winning work is a notable achievement for the merit shop construction industry.” – Gregory F. Beeham, President, ABC Massachusetts Chapter

David Florence, Partner and the Project’s Manager recalled reasons for the success of the project. “With special needs of a Hollywood studio, and an aggressive time schedule, our team stayed focused each day on the tasks at hand making sure safety was our number one priority. We are proud and humbled by this recognition.”

Considered Hollywood East, New England Studios is the first full-service, motion picture studio in Massachusetts.

Each of the four studios has a total of 7,200 Amps of power and is designed with sound proofing in all aspects of the structure including the floor, walls and roof.

This installation was challenging because there were wood joists that weighed 40,000 pounds and walls that were a foot thick. The flexibility required in the film production combined with the fast track schedule added to the complexity of the project.

Kaydon IT installed security, surveillance, tele/comm infrastructure and access control systems for the facility. Having the two teams work together ensured that we met the owner’s needs with no gaps.