Local 777 Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Union in Meriden, Connecticut, needed a new state of the art training facility to provide vocational training for individuals seeking to enter the construction field.
BL Companies provided initial programming and produced a concept that would transform an existing 28,000 SF office and manufacturing facility into a new training center for their 3-year program. The project included the reconfiguration of the existing building, the replacement of all mechanical and electrical systems, and implementation of energy conservation techniques.
Program spaces include a computer lab, four state-of-the-art classrooms with projectors and visual display boards, 20 welding stations, a fabrication training area with overhead crane, a two-story plumbing training center with sand pit for pipe excavation and placement as well as a cafeteria, large meeting room and staff offices. Energy recover ventilation was also provided.