Con J. Franke Blog
Electrifying Education: The Role of Con J. Franke Electric in Emerald High School Construction
This month we’re sharing details about our commercial electrical contributions to Phase 1 of the Emerald High School Project in Dublin, California.
This new comprehensive high school is the first of its kind in Alameda County in the past century.
From Design to Completion: Con J. Franke Electric's Contribution to Building San Francisco's New Water Resource Recovery Facility
We’re proud to share our involvement in the design-build of the new Treasure Island Wastewater Treatment Plant, located in San Francisco, California. The water resource recovery facility is part of the San Francisco regional redevelopment plan. Co-project managers, Barry Frain and Nicco Chavez are collaborating with on-site foreman Mike Wolff.
Con J. Franke Electric: Powering the Future of Fairfield High School's Performing Arts Center
At Con J. Franke Electric, we are proud to be involved in the Fairfield High School project located in Fairfield, California. The project, located in Solano County, is being managed by Teresa Moss, with Jose Antonio Gonzales serving as the on-site Foreman. The project started in May 2022 with an expected completion date of March 2024.
The overall project involves constructing a new 33,000-square-foot Performing Arts Center (PAC), featuring stadium seating, an orchestra pit, and production theatrical lighting systems.
Con J. Franke Electric Brings Electrical Expertise to San José Digested Sludge Dewatering Facility
Here at Con J. Franke Electric, we are again displaying our commercial electric industry expertise with our involvement in the San José Digested Sludge Dewatering Facility project. The $16 million endeavor will bring significant improvements to the wastewater treatment process, freeing up 750 acres of land for alternative uses, reducing odors in the community, and complying with organic waste regulations.
Powering the Delivery of 12 Million Gallons of Potable Water Every Day
The Turlock Surface Project, located in Denair, California, is a massive commercial electric construction project with an estimated duration of two-and-a-half years, with construction beginning in February 2021 and estimated to conclude in July 2023. The project has a total value of $4,625,000 and aims to provide a complete and operational facility to convey treated potable water from the City's Terminal Tank to the potable water distribution system.
Electricians: Making Life Better for Fish
Con J. Franke Electric is a company that is making waves in the commercial electrical industry, specifically in the area of infrastructure preservation and upgrading. This is evident in the $4.1 million commercial electric project that the company is in the final stages of at the Alameda Water Dam and Fish Passage in Alameda, CA. This project, which took over four years to complete, has a positive impact on the area's fish and wildlife.
Distributing Water to the Greater East Bay Area
A project Con J. Franke Electric recently completed in El Sobrante, CA included the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD)'s Maloney Pumping Plant and Sobrante Water Treatment Plant.
Providing Reliable Operation of Water Distribution Systems
Led by Project Manager, Erik Niewald, the project started in Sep 2019 and completed in Feb 2023.
Building the Future of Education with Con J. Franke Electric
Project: DVC – Diablo Valley College (www.dvc.edu)
Location of Project: Pleasant Hill, CA
Project Manager: Teresa Moss
Foreman: Joel Perez
Duration of Project: We started the project in June of 2020 and should wrap up some remaining site upgrades early this year.
What is it like to be an electrical project manager?
Commercial electrical construction project managers (PMs) keep track of all components needed to complete a project. At Con J. Franke, a project manager is involved in a new commercial electrical project from the initial planning stages to its post-job closeout after the new facility opens.
EV Charging Presents New Demands, New Opportunities for Electricians
Electric vehicles (EVs) are quickly becoming a viable option for drivers looking to save money, reduce emissions and protect the environment. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), half of all Americans could be driving EVs by 2030. And with more than 18 million Americans already owning EVs, that number is expected to rise significantly in years to come. This means there will be an increased demand for charging stations across our nation—and an ongoing stream of work for electricians who specialize in this niche industry.