Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

Project Spotlight: Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

E.C. Ernst participated as the original electrical contractor for construction of the Crypt Church from 1920 – 1926.  We continued providing electrical engineering and construction support for the Upper Church from 1953 -1959. 

We have performed all of the electrical work supporting over 70 oratory requests, including:

  • Installed exterior dome lighting system
  • Replaced chiller building switchboard
  • Replaced fire alarm system
  • Upgraded interior lighting systems
  • Installed control and dimming systems
  • Installed cabling systems for TV broadcasting, computer systems and new sound systems
  • Installed electric bell striker system
  • Installed landscape lighting

The interior of this facility is all concrete and marble making concealment of conduit, wiring systems and recessed lighting systems very challenging. E.C. Ernst successfully completed all of these activities and we continue to maintain a daily presence at the Shrine for ongoing electrical support. This facility is open 365 days a year.

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