Jamaica Plain, MA – J&M Brown Company, Inc. (JMB), based in Jamaica Plain, MA, has completed the comprehensive, multi-phase electrical systems’ renovation at the historic Old South Church at 645 Boylston Street in Boston. The project scope, which coincided the complete upgrade of the building’s mechanical systems, entailed replacement of the church’s electrical, fire alarm, security, tel/data, HVAC, elevator, and sprinkler systems. JMB’s construction of a new electrical room and electrical distribution system were integral to the project.
Pre-construction planning was critical to the project, as J&M Brown teamed with general contractor Consigli Construction of Boston and electrical engineering firm Syska Hennessy Group of Cambridge to ensure the historic building’s structural integrity and interior finishes were not adversely impacted during construction. Project manager Steve and general foreman Tom Campbell headed the JMB project team, comprised of a field crew of 10 IBEW Local 103 electricians and technicians.
A highlight of the renovation was J&M Brown’s restoration of 18 historic chandeliers dating back to the turn of the century.
Spectrum Integrated Technologies, the low voltage division of J&M Brown, provided both tel/data and security system installations.
The historic renovation project was provided without interruption to ongoing church services and day care center activities. Work commenced in April 2014 and was completed on a six-month schedule in October 2014.
The Old South Church, a National Historic Landmark building, was constructed in 1875.