Our electrical group has a diverse range of experiences in electrical building design services for power, lighting, communication, and life safety systems in new and existing buildings. To meet our client's needs, each project is assigned to an appropriate team member and company principal. Our Engineering staff are LEED® accredited and Lighting Certified and our design team are experts in AutoCAD.
We visit each site to meet with the owners, other disciplines' consultants and contractors to gain a clear understanding of the scope of work and any complexities that may affect planning and construction. We then integrate the electrical components of the design with the architectural and mechanical systems for complete and accurate documentation.
The varied experience of our company’s key personnel, combined with their engineering and design expertise produces practical and economical solutions. Our collective experience and ongoing formal training allows us to execute a plan that delivers the best return possible on your investment.
Some key design performances are:
üDesign of power systems and electrical distribution
üCoordination with the hydro utilities
üFault current calculations
üElectrical room layouts and detailed electrical device layouts
üCoordination of connections to mechanical equipment and controls
üDesign of life safety systems including:
• Monitored fire alarm systems
• Voice communication systems
• Exit and emergency lighting
• Design of safe egress and site security lighting
üEnergy efficient lighting design and controls to ASHRAE lighting standards. We tailor our designs toward BC Hydro Power Smart and new high performance building design standards. Illuminance calculations are performed to confirm desired light levels. Detailed fixture specifications and performance criteria are included in the documents.
üDesign of connections for electrical vehicle chargers in keeping with city requirements.
üElectrical building assessments are performed for planned renovations, strata reserve fund studies, or to assist insurance claim adjusters for damaged buildings.
LEED®, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a nationally recognized program and the most widely used green building rating system in the world. It is a benchmark that recognizes performance, efficiency, materials selection and indoor environment quality as a framework in creating highly-efficient, healthy, cost-saving green buildings.
SML has multiple designers who are LEED® accredited professionals. We have successfully completed designs for many LEED® certified and silver buildings. SML has also worked with their clients to develop LEED® shadow projects picking the most viable aspects of LEED® criteria to incorporate into their project.
Specifications and Contract Documents
Detailed drawings and specifications are prepared to communicate the project scope to the bidders and contractors. SML maintains strict drawing standards to ensure the contract documents are clear and concise for trades and owners. We will also provide Signed and Sealed documents that can be utilized to obtain a building or electrical permit.
Field reviews are performed by the design professional at various stages throughout the project to maintain project continuity and ensure specifications and schedule timelines are met. Field reviews are performed by senior personnel who are able to instantly respond to questions that arise during construction.