Electrical, Power

Electrical, power systems on the Atlantic Coast

One-third of respondents to the 2016 Electrical & Power Study make product selections for projects along the Atlantic Coast of the United States.
By Amanda Pelliccione July 14, 2018
Engineers are most frequently issuing performance or prescriptive electrical or power systems specifications for projects along the Atlantic Coast, followed by open specifications. Source: Consulting-Specifying Engineer

Thirty-two percent of respondents to the Consulting-Specifying Engineer 2016 Electrical & Power Study specify electrical or power systems or equipment for projects along the Atlantic Coast of the United States. Below are five electrical and power system findings as they relate to projects in this region:

  1. Revenue: The average firm earns $3 million annually from electrical or power systems specified into new and existing buildings along the Atlantic Coast, with 31% bringing in more than $5 million each year from these projects.
  2. Systems specified: The top five electrical or power systems or equipment being specified into projects along the Atlantic Coast are emergency and standby power systems (81%); circuit breakers, fuses, etc. (72%); transfer switches, ATS, etc. (72%); cable, wire, etc. (70%); and transformers (70%).
  3. Challenges: When specifying electrical or power systems for projects along the Atlantic Coast, engineers are having the most difficulty with insufficient budgets for high-quality designs (77%) and meeting a client’s expected delivery date (74%).
  4. Future concerns: Budget/cost (30%), lack of a skilled workforce (17%), energy efficiency (13%), and alternate/backup power (11%) are the top concerns among engineers regarding electrical or power systems designed for projects along the Atlantic Coast.
  5. Comparing systems: Overall quality is very important when selecting an electrical or power systems for a project along the Atlantic Coast; engineers are also looking at interoperability, service support, design support, and past experiences with manufacturers.

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Amanda Pelliccione
Author Bio: Amanda is the Research Director and Project Manager of Awards Programs for CFE Media and its publications.