Missionary Training Center

Project Description

When the Provo Missionary Training Center expanded and added new facilities to their campus, the Wasatch Electric team was there to offer our suite of outstanding electrical construction services.

The 540,000 square foot, three-building addition, has the capacity to train up to 3,700 missionaries at a time and includes 200 new classrooms and training spaces, large meeting rooms, 100 rooms for practice lessons, indoor and outdoor study areas, and 13 computer labs. Additionally, the three high-rise buildings sit above a 320-space underground parking structure.

Scope of Work

The scope included all aspects of the electrical, telecommunications, fire alarm, security, audio/visual, lighting systems, lighting control, power devices, and distribution.

We made significant additions to the campus’s electrical distribution network, including:

  • 1,200-amp and 2,000-amp services
  • 15-kV transformers tied into the campus’s medium voltage system
  • 124 panel boards
  • 47 transformers
  • 750-kW engine generator
  • Four automatic transfer switches
  • 100-kV-ampere uninterruptible power supply (UPS) system

The lighting system includes over 5,000 light fixtures with extensive, state-of-the-art lighting controls interfacing to a specialized audio/visual system. The facility has full broadcast capability with high-end audio and video systems.

Unique Attributes

The project was managed via a joint venture among three general contractors, necessitating strong communication across a large site footprint.

Our team helped promote close coordination between general contractors, owner representatives, engineering disciplines, and other subcontractors to meet the highest quality expectations and a strict schedule.

These goals were all met with limited material and equipment staging areas requiring careful planning.

Additionally, our engineering expertise was leveraged to provide unique, custom lighting fixtures with specialized architectural elements and finishes, which offered the final facility a beautiful and functional installation.

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