Students may be getting into back-to-school mode, but BoMark Technology Group has been hitting the classroom all summer long. In recent months, the company has added nearly a dozen large-scale academic projects to its roster. See the list here.
Mike Petrecca, vice president of BoMark Technology Group, explains how their team ensures schools always get an A+ when it comes to their low voltage systems.
Is there anything unique about schools (versus other types of facilities) that BoMark takes into account when you’re working?
Mike Petrecca: “When we’re working in existing schools, our team is cautious and courteous working around teachers and students. A lot of times it requires second shift work (3PM-11PM) and our teams are accustomed to working that shift in order to minimize any outages before teachers and students return the next day. It also requires extensive clean-up in classrooms so that no debris is left in those rooms when students return the next morning.”
What about new-school construction? How does BoMark adapt for that?
Petrecca: “New-school construction almost always has tight deadlines because the school has to open on time. So pushing the construction schedule back is not an option. We’re able to take on these projects because we have more than 15 years of experience working in schools. We know we can complete the large volume of work required in such a short period of time.”
Of all of BoMark’s academic projects, what are you most proud of?
Petrecca: “That we are the only low-voltage contractor on the multi-year preferred vendors contracts for Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County, and Montgomery County public schools. We’re currently working in all 3 districts. Those contracts are limited to 3-5 approved vendors, so there has to be a significant level of trust between the vendor and a county’s ITS department to get a spot on the list. So I’m proud of the fact that these school systems trust us at that level—because they know that we deliver consistently excellent work
BOMARK’S latest ACADEMIC PROJECTS
Baltimore City Schools:
- • New school construction of Calvin Rodwell Elementary School
- • Renovations & additional of Mary Rodman Elementary/Middle School
- • Renovation & additional of Arlington Elementary School
Baltimore County Schools:
New school construction of Colgate Elementary School
Johns Hopkins School of Public Health:
Complete infrastructure upgrade of 2,000,000+ feet of cat6a cabling and connectivity – 4 year labor services contract
Montgomery County Schools:
New school construction of Clarksburg Elementary School #2 (opening fall 2019)
Montgomery Community College:
New building construction of Student Services Center
Complete renovation of Glen Dining Hall