Brava Electric completes electrical construction of Bow Market

July 20, 2018 - Construction Design & Engineering

Somerville, MA Brava Electric & Telecom, Inc. has completed the core and shell electrical construction of the Bow Market project in Union Sq.  

Brava Electric’s project scope entailed installation of the facility’s power distribution, fire alarm system, lighting and lighting control systems, as well as the tel/data infrastructure to each of Bow Market’s 34 boutique shops, restaurants, and brewery.  Power distribution is provided from Eversource vaults into the development’s main electric room.  Brava installed a 1600A switchboard which feeds 100A electrical panels in each of the tenant spaces.  Exterior accent lighting is provided via LED tape lights installed in the supporting beams of the Bow Market development.

Brava has also provided electrical fit-out for Remnant Brewing Co. a microbrewery located in the plaza.

Brava Electric’s vice president, Brenden DeAndrade and foreman Roger Richard managed the fast-track, 10-month project supervising a crew of eight IBEW Local 103 electricians and two technicians. The contractor commenced work in September 2017 and the project was completed in May 2018, when Bow Market opened to the public. A grand opening celebration will be held in late July/early August when all establishments will be in operation.

Project team includes general contractor Essex Builders Corp., architect Boyes-Watson Architects, electrical engineer Building Engineering Resources, and owner: BWB, LLC.

Matthew Boyes-Watson and Zachary Baum of BWB, LLC are co-founders of the progressive urban development. “The construction project went smoothly following a complex demo phase,” said Boyes-Watson. “We’re very pleased with Brava Electric’s quality of work and coordination on the project — and especially the lighting accents at Bow Market, which create a phenomenal evening atmosphere.”

The Bow Market development is an adaptive reuse project in which the storage bays at an old storage building have been tranformed into small-scale boutique shops, food vendors, a micro-brewery, and an array of artists from the Greater Boston area.

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