Kuegler Associates: Consulting Engineers - Designed Right = Built Right

Commercial and Industrial Electrical DesignThe fundamental objective of any building design – residential, commercial, and industrial — is to provide a safe, comfortable, energy-efficient, and attractive environment for living, working, and enjoyment. The electrical system design and installation in any of these building types must satisfy these criteria to be successful.

However, commercial and industrial electrical design is considerably different from residential. Today’s commercial buildings, because of their size, construction, and complexity have become increasingly demanding of their utilities infrastructure in order to function efficiently and fully meet the various requirements of the people and operations within.

To better understand the complex nature of modern commercial buildings, take a closer look at their electrical requirements. The electrical systems, equipment, and facilities that must be provided to satisfy functional requirements will vary with the type of facility, but will generally include some or all of the following subsystems, components, and devices:

  • Power distribution system
  • Lighting systems: interior and exterior, utilitarian and decorative; task and general lighting
  • Communications: telephone, facsimile, satellite, building-to-building communications (including microwave, computer link, radio, closed-circuit television, code call, public address, paging, fiber optic and electronic intercommunication, pneumatic tube, teleconferencing), and a variety of other signal/transmission systems
  • Fire alarm systems: smoke and fire detection, alarm systems, fire suppression systems, and emergency public address systems
  • Transportation: Elevators, escalators, and moving walkways
  • Space conditioning: Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning
  • Security systems: intruder alarms, electronic access systems, and closed-circuit surveillance television
  • Business machines: computers, printers/scanners, servers, shredders, lab equipment, audio/video systems, and more
  • Refrigeration equipment
  • Food preparation and service facilities
  • Lightning protection
  • Automated building control systems
  • Required and optional standby/emergency power and peak-shaving systems
  • Signing, signaling, and traffic control systems; parking control systems, including automated parking systems

To accommodate the variety and complexity of today’s commercial and industrial systems and subsystems requires considerable electrical design expertise and experience. For almost 20 years, Kuegler Associates has helped engineer systems for a wide range of buildings and facilities throughout the northeast, including:

  • High Voltage Distribution Systems
  • Primary & Secondary Substations
  • Electric Service Upgrades & Replacements
  • Interior Power Distribution Systems
  • Specialty Grounding & Bonding Systems
  • Security, Video Surveillance & Access Control Systems
  • Interior Lighting & General Power distribution Systems
  • Lighting Upgrade or Replacement, including Lighting Control Systems
  • Fire Alarm
  • Call for Aid & Nurse Call Systems
  • Site Lighting, including Photometric Analysis
  • Electric Load, Fault Current & Coordination Studies
  • Emergency & Standby Generators
  • Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) Systems (DC and AC)
  • Telephone & Data Communication Systems
  • Phone & Network, Horizontal Cabling & Backbones
  • Battery / Rectifier Rooms & DC Loading Analysis
  • Electric Service Upgrades
  • Lightning Protection
  • Utility Interconnect Applications

If you have a commercial or industrial construction or building renovation project coming up, contact us today to discuss your electrical system needs. We have extensive experience in fire protection, emergency power, and high voltage distribution that goes far beyond basic building design services.