The effectiveness of your building’s electrical system depends on how good its engineering and design is. As a property manager, you’ve probably learned through your own experience that it pays to hire electrical designers and engineers with extensive hands-on experience.

The money you spend on superior design work is an investment in future tenant satisfaction and retention, and your bottom line.

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What Is Involved with Engineering and Electrical Design in a Commercial Building?

Electrical engineering is bringing together a range of design components and putting them into a cohesive, comprehensive plan for a commercial building. It involves planning, designing, testing, and overseeing the project.

This includes the installation of electrical devices like lighting, power systems and distribution, alarm systems, lightning and grounding systems, the infrastructure for voice and data communications, and a variety of electronic components.

An electrical system is one of the most complex parts in any commercial space. So many systems are interdependent, and involve subsystems of the larger systems, and further levels down the line.

Designing for People

A successful electrical design never loses sight of the goal of keeping people properly supplied with energy at the levels they need on a reliable basis. It leaves the smallest carbon footprint that is possible with current technology. And it helps reduce overall building costs.

Electrical designs must take into consideration the purpose of the building, its dimensions and number of stories, how much equipment will be used and the power density.

The design must satisfy the needs of the property manager and the owner. That means keeping the investment low and developing a straightforward configuration for the electrical network. Dependability and quality of supply must be built in. For tenant satisfaction, it is important to ensure low interference from electromagnetic sources and the lowest possible number of power spikes and outages. The design should be expandable and flexible.

Investing in Experience Pays Operational Dividends

The electrical design process is well laid out and taught to engineers. These designers learn a standard protocol that involves a specification document, functional specifications and diagrams, schematics, wiring diagrams, and wire lists.

Although, major elements of the most successful engineering and electrical designs can’t be taught. They come from experience.

This is what makes certain buildings models of simplified operational management and cost efficiency. They are environmentally friendly and highly adaptable for future expansion.

They comply with, and often exceed, all applicable standards.

G&C, the Experienced Electrical Designers

G&C Construction and Electrical has been handling electrical design work for large corporations and government agencies in the area for almost two decades. The buildings they design simply work better–models of functionality and efficiency. They handle new construction to full repairs, and everything in between.

Are you in need of electrical design work? G&C has over 75 years of combined experience. It’s what takes their work to the next level. Call the region’s premier contractor today!