Electrical Installation in Construction

Electrical work in the construction field

Electrical systems are a crucial element of any construction site. Modern power tools and machinery are essential when it comes to construction works, so you need to be backed by strong electrical systems. These tools will allow you to complete works quickly and avoid the penalty payments associated with late completions. But where there are electrical systems there is complexity. And there are numerous hazards that come hand in hand with electrical installations. Understanding the setup and components of these systems, therefore, is essential.

Electrical installations on construction sites

Construction sites are hives of activity with all manner of machinery helping to provide a variety of different workforces. Accordingly, there will be a complex network of electrical installations, some interlinked and some standalone. The most common systems you might require are:

  • Temporary Power Supply: Not every construction site will have immediate access to an electricity supply. This could be down to the site being situated in a rural location or down to local geography. Either way, the only way to bring electricity to your site will be through a temporary power supply. These temporary installations are typically provided by local utility companies and provide your site with a constant electricity supply.


  • Fixed Wiring: Probably the most important electrical system to be found on a building site, fixed wiring helps support almost all electrical activity on site. Anything that is involved in distributing electrical power from A to B will be part of a fixed wiring system. Distribution boards, power cables and sockets are all part of fixed wiring. It’s a system which ensures that your workforce is able to power its tools and complete their work effectively.


  • Circuit Breakers: A crucial part of any construction site should always be safety. And, when it comes to working with electricity, safety is paramount. The biggest risk associated with electrical systems is electric shock, so your workforce needs to be protected. Thankfully, circuit breakers are systems which minimise the risk of electric shock. When an excess (and dangerous) current is detected, a circuit breaker automatically cuts the current flow. This protects the circuit and anyone working on it.


  • Generators: Even a construction site with a comprehensive power supply is going to need a helping hand here and there. But help is at hand in the form of portable generators. A common sight on construction sites, portable generators are powered by either fuel or batteries. These additions to your site allow you to operate tools and machinery at all times and in all locations


  • Electrical Switchboards: An essential part of any electrical system, an electrical switchboard helps to direct electricity on a construction site. The switchboard is a central hub which is used to direct electricity stemming from one main source to smaller areas of electrical activity. Switchboards themselves are divided into several different sections which one main power section and the rest dedicated to distribution.


What Makes A Good Electrical Installation

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Electrical Installations for Data Centres

Data Centre Electrical Installation

Data centres and comms rooms are crucial assets for any modern business. By installing these hubs within your company you are laying the foundations for both growth and competitiveness. Data, after all, is a key aspect of competing in the digital age. And, as anyone working in an operational data centre will tell you, there’s a lot of it.

But you need these areas of intense processing and power to be working to their full potential. To put it simply: there is no room for error. If, for example, you lose your comms room power then the majority of your business operations will stop. And this will spell disaster for your productivity and profits. Clearly, it’s important to have a reliable setup, but how do you go about achieving this?

What are Data Centres and Comms Rooms?

Before we go any further it’s a good idea that we understand exactly what these data centres and comms rooms are. The good news is that both terms are interchangeable and mean the same thing, so there’s only half the learning you were expecting. So, what is a data centre? Well, it’s simply a central location where an organization concentrates the main engine of its IT and telecommunications equipment e.g. data storage, network servers and telecommunication networks.

What Do You Need to Install a Good Data Centre?

Seeing as your data centre will be housing essential business elements, as well as needing to stick to server room standards, it needs to be installed correctly. To achieve this make sure you take the following into account:

  • Planning: The complexities of a data centre dictate that planning is critical when it comes to an installation. It’s not as simple as deciding where to position equipment and where the plug sockets need to be installed. Instead, you need to invest considerable time into understanding what your business needs and how your budget can best achieve this. It’s then a case of formulating a strategy to put this into place and give your company the best comms room it can have.


  • Power is King: Without power your business won’t be able to operate. Therefore, one of the most important elements of any data centre install is a reliable power supply. It not only needs to be able to cope with your demand, but it needs to do so with the minimum of problems. No power supply, however, is 100% perfect. And this is why installing emergency backup power supplies – such as a UPS and generator installation – is the surest way to maintain operations.


  • Scalability: A good comms room will hopefully be matched by a good business which, over time, grows. But this growth needs to be taken into consideration when designing and installing your data centre. IT and telecommunication technology is complex and far from space saving. Accordingly, your comms room needs to take this into account, so make sure there is ample space to house additional equipment, power supplies and cabling.

A world-class data centre will become the lifeblood of your organisation’s technological activities. And it will have the potential to push your business to new heights. But the intricacies involved with this technology mean it’s difficult to get right. And this is why it pays to connect with professionals who can both advise you on the best way forwards as well as delivering on these promises.

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