Design and supervision of electrical systems incorporate various aspects related to electrical systems buildings and facilities.

Allied Consultants expertise is crucial in ensuring that electrical installations are designed, implemented, and maintained properly, meeting both functional and safety requirements.

Here are some common elements that fall within Allied scope in this field:

Electrical System Design:

Allied consultants collaborate with architects, engineers, and other stakeholders to design electrical systems for new construction or renovation projects. This includes determining the layout, sizing, and configuration of electrical distribution, lighting, power supply, grounding, low current, and lightning protection systems based on building codes, occupancy needs, and electrical standards.

Load Analysis:

Allied consultants perform load analysis calculations to determine the electrical demand of the building. This involves assessing the anticipated power requirements, considering factors such as lighting, equipment, appliances, mechanical systems, and other electrical loads.

Code Compliance:

Allied consultants are knowledgeable about local electrical codes, regulations, and standards. They ensure that the proposed electrical system design adheres to all applicable requirements, including proper wiring methods, circuit protection, grounding, and safety measures.

Fixture and Equipment Selection:

Allied consultants assist in selecting appropriate electrical fixtures and equipment, such as switches, outlets, circuit breakers, transformers, and emergency power systems. They consider factors such as capacity, efficiency, reliability, and compliance with relevant regulations.

Power Distribution Design:

Allied consultants determine the electrical distribution scheme, including the placement and sizing of electrical panels, subpanels, and circuits. They ensure proper distribution of power to different areas of the building while maintaining electrical safety and efficiency.

Lighting Design:

Allied consultants provide lighting design solutions, including the selection of lighting fixtures, control systems, and lighting layout. They consider factors such as lighting levels, energy efficiency, and compliance with lighting standards.

Low Current Systems Design:

also known as a low voltage, Allied consultants design low current systems for new construction or renovation projects. This includes determining the layout, sizing, and configuration of systems such as fire alarm, structured cabling, data networks, telephone systems, CCTV (Closed-Circuit Television) systems, access control systems, audiovisual systems, and other low voltage technologies.

Electrical Safety:

Allied consultants ensure that electrical systems are designed with safety in mind. They provide recommendations for electrical safety measures, including proper grounding, electrical protection devices, and fire prevention measures.

Specification Development:

Allied consultants will develop detailed specifications for electrical materials, equipment, and installation methods based on CSI format. This helps ensure consistency and quality in the selection and installation processes.

Bill of Quantity and Cost Estimation:

Allied will provide detailed bill of quantity for electrical systems, and upon request, may provide cost estimates for equipment and installation. They can help clients make informed decisions based on budget constraints and long-term cost savings.

Project Management:

Depending on the project, Allied consultant may provide project management services, coordinating with contractors, architects, engineers, and other stakeholders involved in the electrical system installation.

During the installation:

Allied consultants offer ongoing support and supervision services on the electrical works to ensure that applicable standards and the installation quality are on the right track. This includes, but not limited to: follow up on all findings (NCR’s, RFI’s …etc.) issued on the project to, or by the contractor under the contract, review and approve materials and shop drawings, provide a Monthly Quality Report meeting the Owner’s requirement, complete any QA/QC Questionnaires or Reports required by the Owner, review the payment issued by the Contractor…etc.

Commissioning and Testing:

After installation, Allied may assist in witness the commissioning of the electrical systems, ensuring that it operates as intended and meets performance expectations. They may conduct system testing, verification, and provide recommendations for optimization if needed.