The Edge on Euclid is an 11-story, 309,350-square-foot, 240-residential rental unit building and attached two-level secured private garage located directly across from Cleveland State University’s main campus. The 15-month, $60 million project included a $4.8 million electrical scope of work, which included:
- Electrical design and distribution
- Fire alarm
- Lighting protection
- 275 kW generator
- Site lighting
- Access controls
- Site utilities
- Garage power, light and security
Notable project details:
- RJ Martin Electric demonstrated true free enterprise on this project. Resisting labor affiliation pressure and championing open competition, the company brought innovation and savings to this new downtown Cleveland development.
- The design-build nature of the project gave RJ Martin Electric the flexibility to create a four-feed riser bus system. This unique power distribution design met the owner’s demanding electrical specifications to minimize the size of electrical closets on each floor while maintaining the maximum number of apartments per floor.
- RJ Martin Electric self-performed 95 percent of the labor.
- Utilization of LED lights maximized the limited temporary power supply, which was used to power a crane, two buck hoists and 120 V panels alternating with temporary power carts every other floor.
- The construction site size was limited, so RJ Martin Electric utilized a vendor managed inventory (VMI) system to manage material on-site. This helped to maintain uncluttered work areas and enable continual work productivity.
- Detailed pre-planning meetings and daily coordination with other trades by our superintendent and foreman allowed RJ Martin Electric to maintain a smooth production schedule.
- RJ Martin Electric championed the merit shop doctrine while working alongside union contractors by completing the project on time, under budget and to the customer’s satisfaction.