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Demystifying Electrical Drawings and Design
May 09, 2018 by Kevin Showalter
Are you a building owner who is looking to know how a recent code change might affect your new or existing building? Are you looking for ways to reduce your environmental impact or reduce your energy costs? Are you an architect looking to provide your client with a leading edge building? Looking for advice on a new technology? Have a keen interest in these subjects? We are introducing ‘SMP Wirecast’ where some of SMP’s top young staff dive into the issues and topics and tell you what you need to know about it all.
The electrical division is one of the fastest evolving of the major disciplines in the construction industry. Technological changes such as design and construction software have revolutionized the way that electrical consultants do business. Changes in trade equipment, tools, lighting technologies, switchgear and metering requirements, and so forth have required the development of different techniques during the design and construction phases.
SMP Engineering is one of the largest single discipline electrical firms in Western Canada and has experienced first hand these wide reaching changes to the industry. SMP’s primarily Alberta based offices work on many diverse projects across North America and their staff is compiled of specialists in lighting and lighting controls, power distribution, sustainable energy, security, fire alarm, and data systems. These staff members are equipped with the knowledge and are keen to pass on lessons learned, industry standards and trends, evaluate new technologies, and offer simple advice.
Choosing between new technologies versus proven technologies can be a difficult decision, trying to make sense of new or existing codes and which apply to you may be beyond your technical ability, or understanding how to get the highest performance out of your building in the most economical way are all topics we will look to get to the bottom of. Stay tuned to the SMP Wirecast and get informed!
SMP Engineering consists of talented individuals who take pride in creating leading edge, innovative solutions for any building. We would be pleased to partner with you on your next project. Should you have any questions regarding our services, please contact our office.