A utility company needed to replace the aging 23kV Peermont Substation with a new 69kV Substation in order to provide reliable electric service to the Boroughs of Avalon and Stone Harbor (aka Seven Mile Island). PS&S was chosen to provide full architecture/engineering design for the structure and provide all environmental and land use permitting.
When the original substation facility was built in 1969, the Avalon community was largely made up of one-story cape-style homes situated among many undeveloped lots. The Peermont Substation is now located in a fully developed neighborhood of high-end, multi-story single-family residences. The challenge for PS&S was to enclose the substation equipment in a structure that would resemble a contemporary single-family seashore residence and thereby secure community support for the project.
THE PS&S SOLUTION
Using the firm’s Building Information Modeling platform, Atlantic City Electric was able to visualize the structure in 3D and provide input at each step during the design process. PS&S then turned the 3D model into renderings and an animation for community outreach efforts and, through collaboration with the Engineering Procurement and Construction Contractor, into construction documents.
ECOLOGICAL & PERMITTING
FLOOD HAZARD AREA CONSTRUCTION
REMEDIATION & DEMOLITION
SURVEY & LASER SCANNING