Electrical Engineering
Electrical Systems Design

From branch circuiting to high-voltage campus loop master planning and design, and everything in between, tk1sc brings the knowledge and experience to deliver a safe, reliable, and efficient electrical system to your project, however small or large. Our insight into project-specific solution-based designs allows for flexible, innovative, and dependable infrastructures, ensuring a level of quality unlike any other.

Master Plans

From multi-buildings to central plants, city blocks, and neighborhoods, we participate with the client to plan and future-proof a campus or project to accommodate electrical service needs and infrastructure.

Facility Assessment

Whether it be for an existing parcel looking for an upgrade or a prospective opportunity that requires additional analysis, our services for facility assessment and reporting, equipment analysis, building and site capabilities, and future needs are available to help you determine your next steps.

Development of Client Standards

We work hand in hand with clients and their facilities specialists to develop standards and installation methods that are safe, code-compliant, and establish a level of quality that ensures we can maintain an owner’s vision.

Power Distribution System Design

Our design capabilities on power system distribution include receptacle and device placement, branch circuiting, lighting and appliance panelboards, distribution boards, switchgear, motor control centers, substations, and beyond. We can cover all aspects of the power distribution system design within your building, site, and campus.

Emergency Systems Design

Our expertise and knowledge of electrical emergency system designs stretch from the smallest inverter to a central utility plant parallel-generator system with N+1redundancy and everything in between. When critical systems are desired or required for your project, we balance the safety and intent of the code with finding the most cost effective and design appropriate solutions available.

Lighting Systems

With support from our in-house experts at StudioK1, we can design and integrate decorative and exciting concepts with code-compliant controls that are functional and aesthetic. Having the best industry relationships with vendors and manufacturers allows us to fulfill design intent while maintaining budgets.

Power Systems Analysis

By using ETAP and SKM software simulations, we can participate in:

  • Equipment Evaluation
  • Short Circuit Current Rating (SCCR)
  • Protective System Coordination
  • Arc Flash Power Systems Analysis
  • Selective Coordination
Cost Studies

With many different solutions available these days, we help compare the variables and weigh the pros and cons on any project along with the associated upfront and long-term costs. Our relationships with industry specialists and subcontractors enable us access to the most up-to-date and accurate figures to help guide your project forward.

Construction Support

Once the project is in the hands of the contractor, we are on hand to provide complete construction support services, such as timely reviewing of submittals to routine field observations and reports throughout the construction process. Our coordination with the construction team helps ensure the design intent is delivered according to the owner’s needs and goals while maintaining a budget and avoiding surprises.

Memberships &
250 +
Projects Successfully
Building Commissioning Association
The Building Commissioning Association (BCxA) is an international nonprofit organization with more than 1,200 members from the commercial building industry who are committed to the highest standards and practices for the commissioning process.
AABC Commissioning Group
Established in 2005, the AABC Commissioning Group (ACG) is a non-profit association of commissioning companies whose fundamental principles include independence, and training and education.
Certified Commissioning Firm
Certified Commissioning Firm (CCF) adheres to the industries best practices in the practice of commissioning and provide highest quality service to potential clients and the commitment to the advancement of the commissioning industry.
UC Riverside Open Ceiling Hvac, Plumbing and Fire Protection Systems
Design Options
  • Performance Specifications
  • Code Designation / Verification
  • Basis of Design Narrative / Documents
  • Construction Document Review Phase
  • Construction Administration Services
Design Assist
  • Performance Specifications
  • Code Designation / Verification
  • Basis of Design Narrative / Documents
  • Coordination / Bid level drawings
  • Calculations (if needed)
Full Design
  • Performance Specifications
  • Code Designation / Verification
  • Basis of Design Narrative / Documents
  • Permit-ready drawings
  • Full Scope to include
    1. Schematic Design
    2. Design Development
    3. Construction Document
    4. Bid Review
    5. Construction Administration
  • Commissioning Services
Great Park Ice and FivePoint Arena
Irvine, CA

In Irvine, California, Great Park Ice and FivePoint Arena combine the largest community ice complex in the region with a training facility for the Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League (NHL). Additional amenities include a pub, amphitheater, classrooms, and an array of outdoor public spaces. tk1sc provided Electrical, Fire Protection services, Architectural Lighting Design, Low Voltage system design services, and building commissioning for this project. tk1sc also completed design services for a 1.4-megawatt solar plant. This project was awarded a LEED Silver Certification. The $110 million, 280,000 square-foot project was designed around the vision of Ducks owners, Henry and Susan Samueli, to create a public resource to promote ice sports and health and wellness in the region. Great Park Ice was financed by the Irvine Ice Foundation, a nonprofit created by the Samueli's. At the end of the 50-year lease, ownership will revert to the community. The Great Park Ice facility is a 280,000 square foot ground-up facility within the Orange County Great Park sports complex, which features various outdoor sporting venues. The building features four indoor ice rinks — three NHL regulation rinks and one Olympic regulation rink — a full-service restaurant and bar, a café, and a gym. It serves as the new training facility for the Anaheim Ducks® National Hockey League team. The project's goal was to make a highly functional space for users that is energy efficient for all-day use, highly controllable for various event types, and aesthetically impressive through scale, palette, and integration. The rinks are illuminated with a total LED sports lighting solution connected to the building's dimming system for maximum controllability. One of the NHL rinks features 2,500 seats, a jumbotron screen with moving lights, and dmx controlled lighting for hosting an array of high-level entertainment and sporting events. The lobby, designed for high traffic volumes, features a double-height ceiling and wide circulation lit from linear pendants neatly organized within the acoustical baffle system at the ceiling. The baffles and lights are also arranged to align with the façade mullions furthering the architectural integration. The linear language is further celebrated at the entry portals to each rink and acts as wayfinding to lead users inward. The lobby illumination and varied blue-tinted glass façade create a lantern effect patterned in blue, white, and orange from the different visible surfaces from the exterior. The building uses a central control system and individual sensors to meet the strict energy code and reduce energy in unoccupied space, when daylight can be harvested from the tall glass façade, or when an event needs less light.

St. Mary's School - Renovation and Expansion
Aliso Viejo, CA

tk1sc was brought on to provide mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering services on this renovation and expansion for St. Mary’s School, Orange County’s only independent preschool through grade 8international baccalaureate (IB) world school. The project added 50,000 square feet of classrooms, three science labs, an art wing, and a 4,000 square-foot teaching and foodservice kitchen.

Potters Lane Transitional Housing
Midway City, CA

The Potter’s Lane transitional housing development is a unique solution to help address the continuing homeless crisis in Southern California. The first project of its kind in California, the units are comprised of single-use commercial shipping containers. Each 480-sf studio-style unit is constructed from three 20-ft containers. The development features 15residences, one manager’s unit, a community room, courtyard with BBQ area, laundry facilities and a community garden. Potter’s Lane development was specifically built to provide housing for homeless veterans.

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