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Building services engineering

An overview

The scope of electrical building services has grown exponentially in recent years.  

The time when buildings were fitted with a few outlets, a light switch and one light fixture per room is long past.  

In an era when technology and people are ever more closely connected, there are hardly any areas where electronics do not play a role. Additionally, fire prevention, legal regulations and occupational safety impose requirements on technology.

 

Legal regulations:
  • Building law and special building ordinances
  • Occupational safety law and fire prevention requirements

 

Guidelines and standards:    

  • DIN VDE, ISO/IEC, CEN/CENLEC, VDS

 

Client requirements:
  • Cost envelopes, equipment, standards, design
Building services engineering

Our strengths

Our strengths are the ability to offer complete solutions and the project-specific fulfilment of all ordinances and regulations, taking into account the client’s requirements with regard to costs, equipment and design, as well as the preparation of a tailored high-level design for your project.

 "No cookie-cutter solutions"

We achieve this through constant refinement and adaptation of our technical expertise to technological progress.

We support you in all planning phases of your project from order to completion, including documentation. Ongoing cost control is a given.

Your benefits

The benefits for you as the client are:

  • no gaps between electrical trades
  • no coordination effort
  • no friction in the flow of information
  • cost certainty for all technology in your project

You have just one contact person. 

If you have too few resources to commission and oversee architects, structural engineers, technicians, companies and project management individually, we offer you an all-in project solution in collaboration with experienced partners, from the planning phase to implementation and turnkey delivery.

In specialised areas such as stage and theatre engineering or laboratory technology, we collaborate with expert partners.

Range of services

1. Basic evaluation / Pre-planning

Preparation of a high level design with the essential components and estimation of total Phase 1 costs

 

  • Preparation of the results of the basic evaluation
  • Rough layout of the necessary systems
  • Determination of specific relationships with other trades
  • Clarification of pertinent safety data with public authorities
  • Generation of a cost estimate in accordance with  client specifications
  • Specification of the contract scope with the client
  • Compilation of all results in an explanatory report
2. Design

Elaboration of an approvable, technically and economically sound draft design and estimation of Phase 2 costs

 

  • Generation of design drawings at 1:100 scale
  • Generation of a cost estimate in accordance with client specifications
  • Definition of all systems and facility components
  • Compilation of structural design data
  • Negotiations with public authorities
  • Cost controls with cost estimate
  • Compilation of all results

 

3. Detailed planning

Generation of all necessary documents for implementing the services

 

  • Generation of construction drawings at 1:50 scale
  • Specification of all lighting elements
  • Generation of slotting and opening plans
  • Generation of wiring lists and wiring diagrams
  • Compilation of all results
4. Preparation / award

Generation of performance specifications

 

  • Estimation and grouping of quantities
  • Drafting of performance specifications in accordance with client specifications
  • Coordination with other trades (interfacing)
5. Construction supervision

Monitoring of the construction of a technical facility free from design, technical or economic defects and in compliance with all regulations

 

  • Monitoring the execution of trade activities
  • Collaboration in generating a schedule
  • Collaboration in maintaining a builder’s diary
  • Participation in on-site measurements
  • Acceptance of construction work
  • Invoice checking
  • Cost monitoring during the construction phase
  • Applications for administrative approvals
  • Specification of warranty periods
  • Acceptance of defect corrections
6. Project supervision

Maintenance servicing of the started facility up to the entire fault freedom under protection of the economic interests of the contactor as well as arrangement of the documentation of the object documents

  • Object inspection for deficiency statements before  expiration of the periods of limitation
  • Supervision of  rectification  the ascertained defects
  • Co-operation with the approval of safety functions
  • Arrangement of the results