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INTRODUCTIONTO

ELECTRICAL
ENGINEERINGINTHE
CONSTRUCTION
FIELD
BYG.STECHER,P.E.
TYPICALBUILDINGCONSTRUCTIONPROJECTS
BASEBUILDING
BRANDNEWBUILDING,OUTOFTHEGROUND
INFRASTRUCTUREUPGRADE
INFRASTRUCTUREUPGRADETOEXISTINGBUILDINGFORNEWTENANTOROWNERUSE
FITOUT(INTERIORS)
DESIGNORREDESIGNOFEXISTINGSPACEINANEXISTINGBUILDINGFOR ANEWTENANT,ORATENANT
WANTINGTOREDESIGNTHEIROFFICELAYOUT
DATACENTER(MISSIONCRITICAL)
DESIGNOFPOWERSYSTEMSFORSERVERS/ITRACKS/HVAC
BACKUPPOWER
PROVIDINGBACKUPPOWERFORABUILDINGORTENANT,SUCHASAGENERATORORUPS
(UNINTERRUPTABLEPOWERSUPPLY),TOPROTECTINTHECASEOFAPOWEROUTAGE
DUEDILIGENCE
CONDITIONSASSESSMENTONEXISTINGBUILDINGS
BASEBUILDINGPROJECTEXAMPLES
FITOUTPROJECTEXAMPLES
DATACENTERPROJECTEXAMPLE
BACKUPPOWERPROJECTEXAMPLES
DUEDILLIGENCEEXAMPLES
TYPICALEEJOBSINCONSTRUCTION
DESIGNENGINEERING***
DESIGNINGTHEBUILDINGS/SPACES/SYSTEMS
CONSTRUCTIONMANAGEMENT
WORKFORACONSTRUCTIONFIRMMANAGINGCONSTRUCTIONSITES,COORDINATING
WITHMANUFACTURERS,MAKINGSURECONTRACTORSAREBUILDINGPROPERLYAND
MAINTAININGTHESCHEDULE,ETC.
OWNERSREPRESENTATIVE
MANAGEALLASPECTSOFTHEPROJECTFORTHEOWNER,MAKINGSUREALL TEAM
MEMBERSAREDOINGTHEIRJOBS(ENGINEERS,ARCHITECTS,CONSTRUCTIONMANAGER,
ETC.)
COMMISSIONINGAGENT
TESTINGOFALLEQUIPMENTANDSYSTEMSUPONCOMPLETIONOFCONSTRUCTION
INVESTIGATION/FORENSICSENGINEERING
INVESTIGATINGEXISTINGBUILDINGSAFTERAFAILURETODETERMINEFAULT,REASONFOR
FAILURE,CORRECTIVEMEASURES,ASWELLASLITIGATIONEXPERTWITNESSING
TYPICALMEMBERSINABASEBUILDING
DESIGNPROJECT
OWNER
FUNDINGTHEPROJECT
DETERMINATIONOFUSEOFBUILDING
HIRETHEARCHITECTANDSOMETIMESTHEMEPENGINEER
ARCHITECT
PROJECTMANAGEALLTHECONSULTANTSTOMAKESURE
EVERYONEISCOORDINATED
BUILDINGSHAPE
WALLS,DOORS,ROOMS
ASTHETICS
COLORS,PAINTS,WINDOWS,CARPETS,ETC.
TYPICALMEMBERSINABASEBUILDING
DESIGNPROJECT
MEPENGINEERS
MECHANICAL(HVAC)
ELECTRICAL(POWER,LIGHTING,ANDFIREALARM)
PLUMBINGANDFIREPROTECTION
SUBCONSULTANTS
LIGHTINGDESIGNERS
ITENGINEERS
ACOUSTICALENGINEERS
LABCONSULTANTS
CIVILENGINEERS
ETC.
ELECTRICALSCOPEOFWORK:
TOTALPOWERREQUIRED
CALCULATIONSANDDETERMINATIONOF
QUANTITYOFPOWERREQUIREDFOR
BUILDING/SPACE
BASEDONOWNERDECISIONS/REQUIREMENTS
BASEDONINFORMATIONGATHEREDFROMOTHER
CONSULTANTS
BASEDONSIZEANDWATTS/SFOFTHESPACE
BASEDONWHATUTILITYCOMPANYWANTSTO
GIVEUS
ETC.
ELECTRICALSCOPEOFWORK:
INCOMINGSERVICE
LOCATION/SIZE
INCOMING/OUTGOINGVOLTAGE
ELECTRICALSCOPE
OFWORK:
MAIN
DISTRIBUTION
BUSDUCTVS.
CABLEINCONDUIT
VOLTAGEDROP
CALCULATIONS
LOCATIONSOF
MAJOREQUIPMENT
RISERDIAGRAM
ELECTRICALSCOPEOFWORK:
MAINSWITCHGEAR
LAYINGOUTSWITCHGEARBASEDON
REQUIREMENTS
ELECTRICALSCOPEOFWORK:
LOCALDISTRIBUTION
POWERINCABLE/CONDUIT
TOEQUIPMENTFROMLOCAL
PANELSBASEDON
LOAD/VOLTAGE
DISTRIBUTIONTO
RECEPTACLES,LIGHTS,HVAC
EQUIPMENT,PFP
EQUIPMENT,CONSULTANT
EQUIPMENT,ARCHITECT
EQUIPMENT,ETC.
ELECTRICALSCOPEOFWORK:
LIGHTING
LIGHTING
DESIGNERLAYSOUT
FIXTURES
(QUANTITY,TYPE,
WATTAGE,ETC.)
THEYCOORDINATE
WITHARCHITECT
FORLOCATION,
TYPEOFCEILING,
HOWMOUNTED,
ETC.
WECIRCUITLIGHTS
ELECTRICALSCOPEOFWORK:
POWER
ARCHITECTLAYS
OUTRECEPTACLES
HVAC,PFP,&
OTHERTRADESLAY
OUTTHEIR
EQUIPMENT/DEVIC
ES
WECIRCUITTHEM
ELECTRICALSCOPEOFWORK:
GROUNDING
DESIGNGROUNDSYSTEM
TOENSUREALLEQUIPMENT
ISGROUNDEDATTHESAME
POTENTIAL
DESIGNPER
CODE
GUIDELINES
ELECTRICALSCOPEOFWORK:
LIGHTNINGPROTECTION
FARADAY
CAGE
SYSTEM
MAST
SYSTEM
OWNER
REQUESTED
ELECTRICALSCOPEOFWORK:
COORDINATIONWITHOTHERTRADES
ARCHITECT
HVAC
PFP
IT
LIGHTINGDESIGNER
ACOUSTICENGINEER
KITCHEN
CONSULTANT
STRUCTURAL
ENGINEER
ETC.
ELECTRICALSCOPEOFWORK:
FIREALARM
BASEDON
OCCUPANCY
OFBUILDING
CODE
GUIDELINES
WHYGOINTOTHISFIELD
YOUGETTOWALKAROUNDTHECITYANDPOINT
ATBUILDINGSYOUDESIGNED
ITSNOTASTALEJOB,YOUAREDOING
SOMETHINGDIFFERENTEVERYDAY
SURVEYINGSITES
CADWORKINTHEOFFICE
MEETINGSWITHOTHER
CONSULTANTS/CLIENTS
FIELDORFACTORYTESTINGEQUIPMENT
EVERYPROJECTYOUWORKONISDIFFERENT
ETC.
CONCLUSION
SIGNUPFORMYCLASSINTHESPRING
IFTHISFIELDINTERESTSYOU!
THEREISANEEDFORMORE
ELECTRICALENGINEERSINTHE
CONSTRUCTIONFIELD
QUESTIONS?