Whether constructing new offices, renovating buildings or upgrading power systems, developing government facilities requires specialized skills. That's why construction managers, general contractors, and government executives have relied on Roman Electric since 1929 for skilled design and construction.
Roman electrical engineers and designers can provide customized electrical power, production and lighting systems to fit your need and desires. Then Roman's highly trained electricians install the new or renovated systems.
Electrical construction by Roman includes the most effective distribution of power, maximum safety, use of highly efficient materials and tooling, compliance with all local codes, and complete customer satisfaction.
The new Milwaukee County Sheriffs Training Academy will provide advanced law enforcement instruction in new techniques, weapons use, self-defense, dealing with suspects in real-life environments, handling inmates, etc.
Sheriffs Captain Mark Stieber said the 46,500 sq. ft. building at 9001 S. 68th St. in Franklin was built for $7.2 million, considerably under budget, and much faster than expected. He said law enforcement agencies in Southeastern Wisconsin would be able to rent the Academy's state-of-the-art teaching systems to help offset the cost to taxpayers.
Roman Electric's $500,000 contract included installing the 2000 amp service, electrical systems, lighting, communications networks, fire alarm systems, and assisting in design. Roman TechNet installed communications and data cable.
In the building's lower level are three unique firing ranges designed by Range Tech, an international leader in the field. The ranges have highly effective ventilation systems guaranteed to pass industrial hygiene testing and rigorous OSHA standards.
The facility's "Hogan's Alley" is completely encased in rubber to retard bullets and features specialized lighting controls. The room can be set up to simulate actual law enforcement environments such as apartments, kitchens, streets, airplane fuselages, etc.
C.D. Smith Construction of Fond Du Lac was general contractor for the building. Project manager Greg Sabel said, "Roman did a real good job. They're easy to work with and very good at followup."
For Roman, Dick Sujecki was account manager and Bob Czajka project manager. Foremen were Mike Wileman and Brian Schauer.
New Washington County Fair Park in West Bend
Washington County has built a new 135 acre $14,000,000 Fair Park in West Bend after outgrowing its old one in Slinger. Designed for year-round use, the new facility includes a pavilion, several agricultural barns, a tractor-pull area and a grass amphitheater for outdoor shows.
Roman Electric installed power and lighting, and communications cable for the sound systems.
To power outdoor activities including exhibit buildings, food and game booths, portable equipment, tents, vending machines and the future grandstand and race track, Roman electricians installed a 600 amp and two 200 amp services, 27,000 feet of 2” and 4” electrical conduit, and seven power distribution transformers.
Roman also placed 88 light poles throughout the grounds containing 102 light fixtures with 150 watt high pressure sodium lamps.
County engineer Bruce Zellner said, “I’m glad Roman foreman Toni Foti was on the job. He was very cooperative and a great help when the job became a coordination nightmare toward the end as the various contractors were rushing to finish the job in time for the opening. Roman’s crew did an excellent Job.”
Allan Czarnecki was the project electrical engineer and project architect was Kevin Buschey of BHS Architects.
Poured Concrete Dormitory Goes Up Fast
The new six-story Youth Dormitory at Wisconsin State Fair Park, completely constructed of poured concrete, was built in just three months. The rapid pouring pace by the large crew of concrete contractor J.H. Findorf & Son necessitated equally fast rough-in work by electrical contractor Roman electric.
To accommodate the speed of the concrete work, Roman’s crew of electricians prefabricated and positioned a network of conduit before rebar was placed and concrete floors poured. The poured concrete walls went up so fast that the electricians had just three to four hours to install the conduit network within the wall support prior to pours.
Later, Roman electricians will fish the actual electrical lines through the mostly ¾” raceway. Construction manager was Grunau Project Development.
Extensive New Field Headquarters for Milwaukee DPW
The city of Milwaukee’s Departments of Public Works and Water Works have impressive new 230,000 sq. ft. field headquarters on a 24 acre site at 3850 N. 35th St. The comprehensive new facility was built to replace several older plants. The city had been looking for a site to combine operations when Harley Davidson offered to buy the city’s Menomonee Valley site for its museum. Harley’s timing necessitated an aggressive construction schedule.
The extensive facility houses offices, and maintenance workshops for carpenters, electricians, fitters, and sewer and water technicians. The huge garage includes parking for 170 cars and trucks, truck wash and fueling equipment, and electrical receptacles for 102 truck engine block heaters. The city also has a heated asphalt storage silo at the site.
Briohn Builders Corp. was design/build general contractor for the project. Roman Electric had a $1.3 million design/build contract for the electrical work.
Briohn vice president Michael Byrne said the job was a large project to be completed in just nine months and Roman helped set the rapid pace. “Roman did an excellent job,” Byrne said. “Their project foreman Tom Hall was especially great to work with. Roman CEO Gerv Rose served as senior project manager. I’ve worked with Gerv for many years and he’s also exceptional to work with.”
City of Milwaukee architect Michael Kraus was the project manager for the city. “We’re very pleased with Roman’s work,” he said. “We’ve worked with them on a number of projects and they always perform well. Gerv Rose was an excellent person to work with on this job.”
Roman TechNet installed cable systems for telephone, data and paging. Jerry Trinkl was project manager.
Backup Power Secures Milwaukee County Radio Systems
An improved backup power system to secure Milwaukee County’s radio communications network has been installed by Roman Electric. The trunked radio system, shared by the Sheriff’s Department and other municipalities, contains several radio sites spread out around Milwaukee County.
The standby power system upgrade included adding several generators and uninterruptible power supply (UPS) units with federal funding from Homeland Security. Standby power insures a constant, clean source of power for the radio system so it isn’t affected by power outages or other outside occurrences that might cause power fluctuations. Instantaneous short-time power is provided by the UPS equipment until the standby generators kick in to produce long-term power.
The gas powered generators vary in size from 60 to 125 kilowatts while the UPS units are single phase or three phase in different sizes. Several of the sites served never had backup power before. Roman’s $600,000 contract included installing and setting up the new standby power systems. Roman also has a contract to inspect and maintain all the electrical equipment.
Good Job in Short Time
Steve Dragos, Milwaukee County managing engineer, said they had only a four month window to install the equipment and get it up and running. “We’re ecstatic here that we got it all completed in the short time frame we had,” he said. “Most people were doubtful that we could pull it off but Roman account manager Dick Sujecki did an exemplary job. He was extremely responsive and really took care of us. Roman project manager Bob Cjaika and foreman Russ Griswold were also very helpful.”
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