SDA have over 25 years experience in electrical building services systems including power distribution, lighting, data, alarms and monitoring systems, call systems, sound and audio systems.
Our experience with power systems covers both low voltage and high voltage distribution. We focus upon designs using sound engineering principles to provide safe and robust solutions. All of our designs consider energy efficiency and sustainability.
Our electrical designs create building services that are secure and pleasant for the end users and cost effective for our clients.
Our experience of working with clients, end users and contractors, together, during the surveying, design and construction stages benefits the design and life cycle costings of our project.
We work proactively with our clients to understand and develop briefs to get to the core of the project objectives. We then incorporate these into contemporary, creative and solid designs that work for all users of the building. We implement checks to monitor the development of the design to meet the needs of the brief. We actively participate in the commissioning process to ensure that the building services systems operation meets the design intent and that systems are set up to function in accordance with user requirements.
SDA’s traditional strength is in developing the design of the engineering systems, however, we are equally competent in developing scheme designs and performance specifications where the procurement regime calls for this. Our experience of the detailed design process allows us to effectively monitor design work undertaken by others. Our performance specifications are tailored to each project to ensure that the requirements of the brief are communicated to those undertaking the detailed design process.
Increasingly we also undertake the role of technical advisor, providing strategic and detailed advice to Clients on projects where schemes and designs are developed by others, particularly projects using public finance or framework arrangements for procurement.
Our understanding of engineering systems allows us to assist in the diagnosis of operational problems, reviews of operating efficiency, system condition reviews, development of maintenance strategies and risk analysis.
Records of costs relating to electrical services projects allows us to provide accurate and reliable cost advice on all aspects of engineering services to assist in planning of projects and control of expenditure as projects proceed, up to the agreement of final project values.
As the privatisation of public utilities has led to an increased complexity in arranging for suitable infrastructure development, we have developed our services to arrange and plan development of utility infrastructure for projects on both new and existing sites. This service includes identifying existing infrastructure and dealing with removals, and also provision of new infrastructure.