Our approach is to design a system to compliment the character of the building, comply with applicable codes, and include the clients' individual design criteria. Design Documents Include: detailed working drawings, electrical specification, coordination meetings and full construction administration services including review of shop drawings and site observation trips with written reports.
DEI is available to conduct visual observations of buildings for the purpose of verifying code compliance.
We will attend design and construction meetings, performs site construction observations, observe factory equipment testing, and will direct and observe functional performance testing of systems and equipment. We can provide a commissioning specification and commissioning plan during the project design phase.
State and/or local Code requirements for energy compliance need documented verification. DEI can provide point-to-point lighting calculations for interior/exterior lighting levels and produce the necessary documentation needed for energy code compliance.
The rising cost of energy has put a major burden on the operating expenses of every industrial and commercial enterprise. Electrical energy conservation is and will continue to be, one of the major concerns of the construction industry. DEI will analyze relevant data to design the most affordable and efficient energy saving system for all projects.
With most states and municipalities enacting energy codes, achieving compliance has become a necessity. Effective compliance unlocks additional energy savings, reduced costs, higher building resale value, and minimized environmental impact. DEI has LEED and Chicago Registered Energy Professionals on staff.
DEI can provide short circuit analysis and coordination studies for the entire electrical distribution system.
Voice/Data cabling systems must provide quality, flexibility and function not only for current needs but also to meet future requirements. Systems need to be designed to support multi-product, multi-vendor environments and should also incorporate the TIA/EIA guidelines. DEI can help you sort through the many types of cables and cabling configurations to assemble cabling documents to provide an infrastructure that is adaptable to this ever changing technology.
The increasingly complex field of electricity today relies heavily on the use of uninterruptible power systems to provide closely regulated no-break power to a wide variety of critical loads for computers, communication systems, process controls and more. The vast array of different systems available can be confusing. DEI can help select and design a UPS system tailored to your specific requirements.
If necessary, DEI can team with our mechanical associates to create a combined MEP/FP design team. Our mechanical associates have worked in concert with DEI for decades.