Electrical Engineering

Emergency Command Center BIM Model Prince George's County, Maryland

From conceptual design through systems commissioning, KCI provides expertise in electrical system design for projects ranging from a modest system upgrade to a multi-million dollar new campus construction. Our engineers produce innovative designs that reflect concerns for energy conservation, maintenance efficiency, and environmental responsibility. With a dedicated staff of LEED-accredited and Energy Star-certified engineers, we also offer green building design and building commissioning to ensure the sustainability and performance of facility systems. From lighting to power distribution to data centers, KCI is well versed in the latest techniques, equipment and methodologies, as well electrical codes and systems. We partner with owners, architects and contractors to conduct feasibility studies and prepare designs for power, lighting, communication, electrical assemblies and control and distribution systems and subsystems. Our team also offers specialized expertise in Zero Net Energy (ZNE) building design and redundancy design for generators and uninterruptible power supplies that are required for emergency operations facilities. Services include:

  • Power generation, transmission and distribution
  • Automation, control and instrumentation
  • Sidewalk and pedestrian safety lighting
  • Highway, street and tunnel lighting
  • Interior and exterior building lighting
  • Specialty lighting
  • Substations and power plants
  • Security, access control and intrusion detection
  • Emergency backup systems
  • Data, audio/visual and wireless networking systems
  • Communications and telecommunication systems
  • Grounding systems
  • Lightning protection systems
  • Coordination studies, fault analysis and arc flash studies

KCI utilizes state-of-the-art electrical power engineering design software (E-Tap and Power Tools for windows) to take the guesswork out of short-circuit studies by automating the process with multiple calculation and result analysis tools. Our device protection and coordination program provides an intuitive and logical approach to time-overcurrent analysis with features and capabilities such as fully integrated user-interface, true-to-the-form protective devices modeling, extensive validated and verified device library, embedded analysis modules, and rule-based designs.

Julia Ideson Library Renovation, Houston, Texas

Our team strives to provide our clients with energy efficient designs to meet the needs of the occupants and building owners, yet take advantage of varied methods to reduce energy and or annual energy and operating costs. We assist our clients in obtaining funding for these systems through the use of in-house analysis of energy usage and in providing payback information.