Any new construction or remodeling project requires a set of building plans in order to inform the local inspection authority of what is to be done, and to gain the permission to carry out the work. One very important aspect of these plans is the electrical design and documentation to assure all parties involved that the design conforms to local codes.
I’ve designed these plans for new construction projects, outdoor lighting, and even 3,000+ square-foot additions. Involving me at the planning stage of your project can help you save time and money on the approval process because I’ll make recommendations for and design electrical systems that will run efficiently while meeting or exceeding code requirements.
General Electric Requirements
When working on an electrical plan design, I start with the general requirements first. These include all of the 120-volt general purpose outlets throughout the house that will power items with no particular electrical needs such as laptop or desktop computers, small appliances, and lamps.
Specialized Electrical Requirements
If your project involves specific needs and equipment, it will require dedicated electrical circuits to serve and ground only that equipment. This could include:
- Home networking servers
- Outdoor lighting
- Pool and spa systems
Designing lighting systems often requires the greatest amount of time because they can get pretty complex. Think of every light fixture in your house and the switches that control them. Plus there are detailed standards that all lighting systems must meet.
Getting Power Around the House
All of that wiring we install throughout the house has to be fed by a distribution system. This is the installed equipment that receives power from your local utility and the panels that distribute it to all the circuits powering your home.
Based on my years of experience with designing and installing electrical plans, I’m confident that I can help you make your dreams a reality whether you’re adding on to your home, rewiring an old home, or building a brand new one.