The Hazleton Intermodal Facility was built in downtown Hazleton to provide the community with a full service bus station for local, regional, and long distance bus transportation. Before construction could begin, eight existing utility poles needed to be relocated to underground services. Also, to keep the project on schedule, temporary power was needed.
The City of Hazleton, Penn Dot, PP&L, and four telecom utilities coordinated reworking the electricity from overhead to underground, all within two months. One month of this schedule was spent resolving the issues with the utility companies and the duck bank locations. Even with all the changes and coordination issues, the site work was completed on time so the building foundations could begin. Hayden Electric’s solution for providing temporary power was bringing it in from another building whose owner allowed Hayden to tap into their panel that provided the power to the building site. As a back-up plan, Hayden Electric also installed an extra underground conduit while the trench was open in the duct bank. Hayden Electric offered many value-added solutions to the owner to keep the project on schedule and on budget. For example, the fire alarm was also used as the paging system. There were also data, telephone and video entry system solutions.
- Ultimately, the goal of the Church Street Station is to provide high-speed train service to New York City.
- The building’s exterior was designed to mimic the architecture of the early 20th century train station that once existed on the same site.
- The building utilized occupancy sensors on the interior and photocells for the exterior lighting. The interior fixtures used low energy fluorescent lamps, all keeping the project in green.
- Recipient of 2009 Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc., Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter, Merit Shop Award of Excellence in Construction – Electrical Commercial