Crown Lighting Replacement
Since day one, both on the initial construction as well as the lighting renovation, WB Moore has worked around the clock to ensure that the highest quality materials were constructed.
Since day one, both on the initial construction as well as the lighting renovation, WB Moore has worked around the clock to ensure that the highest quality materials were constructed. WB Moore prefabricated as much material as possible in order to limit exposure of personnel as well as limit the number of tools that would be required to take up onto the upper balconies, thus reducing risk of falling objects. The fixture mounts, electrical and data junction boxes were made at the WB Moore Company’s corporate Headquarters in Charlotte, NC. We then used the lift in order to bring all of those prefabricated materials onto the upper balconies.
Also included in the prefab was the design of the lighting control panel. All of the programming of the control panel was done at a facility in Brooklyn, NY and all progress communication was digital. The communication was extraordinary, and each of the fixtures came in on time and labeled.
With the risk of personnel being out on the balconies as well as objects being so high, WB Moore utilized the on-site engineering department to find a way to utilize only one tool for all maintenance of the lighting fixtures. Now, instead of bringing up multiple tools and increasing risk during repair, any service personnel only needs to bring one tool to service the lighting fixtures, a specialized design feature of the fixtures.
A new electrical room was built inside of the tower, two-hour rated, fireproofed enclosure. All of the drywall for the project as well as fire caulking, sprinkler and fire-alarm systems were subcontracted out for the project.
Due to the time-sensitive nature of the Crown Lighting Replacement, while 85% of the site cleanup, installation of new lighting and removal of the old lighting was done during normal business hours, 15% of the project had to be completed after business hours, between the hours of 10pm and 5am. This was necessary in order to accomplish aiming and adjusting the light beam patterns to ensure that everything was in the optimum placement to illuminate the Queen City skyline.
One of the most important points to mention about this project was that the team was required to work around all existing light fixtures. They needed to stay installed & active and there was not a moment of down time for the existing lights, and there needed to be a seamless transition from old to new.