Schiffenberger Wacht à Giessen

Germany : SPIE realised the electrotechnical installations for the Schiffenberger Wacht complex, in Giessen

Published on 31 May 2022

Lich-Langsdorf, 31 May 2022 – SPIE Deutschland & Zentraleuropa, the German subsidiary of SPIE, the independent European leader in multi-technical services in the areas of energy and communications, was responsible for realising all the electrotechnical installations, implementing the network infrastructure and installing the safety lighting in the newly constructed “Schiffenberger Wacht”, a medical and office complex with rescue station in Giessen. The twelve-strong SPIE team successfully completed the job in less than one year.

Establishing a network infrastructure fulfilling individual tenant requirements 

SPIE realised all the electrical installations in the building. The teams were also responsible for establishing the network infrastructure and telecommunication systems for Giessen public utility company . “Among the most important challenges was to factor in the individual requirements of the tenants, which included Die Johanniter (“St. John Accident Assistance”) and a number of medical and health services, and to implement individual solutions,” says Denis Reinhardt, project manager at SPIE Lück GmbH, the unit responsible within SPIE Deutschland & Zentraleuropa for executing the project. “Our scope of services included planning and implementing the desired lighting systems and installing central points so that each tenant can freely choose their own access control system,” explains the project manager.

 A radial configuration comprising glass-fibre and copper lines was used for the network infrastructure from the central IT room to the IT distribution systems in each rental unit. The services provided by this highly experienced team also involved installing the safety lighting with safety light devices and implementing all the general electrical installations, which included more than 700 lights. “We successfully fulfilled all the individual requirements regarding the electrotechnical equipment,” says Denis Reinhardt, summing up the project. 
In addition to the electrotechnical building equipment, the SPIE Lück team also installed the energy supply system for the five-storey car park belonging to the Schiffenberger Wacht.

Traffic light controller enabling response within seconds

In collaboration with a partner, the multi-technical service provider installed the traffic light controller on the opposite side of the road junction. This allows the Die Johanniter to respond to emergencies and be on their way to the scene of deployment within a matter of seconds. “In an emergency, the communications and control centre triggers the alarm. This activates the alarm lights, the garage doors open and, at the touch of a button, the traffic lights are switched to red to clear the way for the ambulance crews. Less than one minute elapses from when the alarm is sounded to when the garage doors open,” says Denis Reinhardt.

A trusting customer relation

This trusting partnership between SPIE and the building owner Volksbank Mittelhessen eG goes back 17 years. “This long-standing partnership has cultivated enormous trust between us and Volksbank Mittelhessen,” says Roger Buss, who heads the electrical engineering division of SPIE Lück. “All those involved in the project collaborated as equals, which was critical to its success,” says the division manager.