4 Steps of implementing Electrical Systems
Electrical Systems and Works
The importance of correct and proper implementation is impeccable in the world of project construction and project management. From the very base to the finishing touches, all project stages and phases are equally important have to be executed with the appropriate standards and measurements. There is a lot that goes into a construction project. One of the most important aspects of such a project is electrical systems work. That’s because, it entails laying down the system that will power your home. As such, without good quality electrical works, you are likely to experience problems later along, once the project is complete.
From a contractor’s perspective, the construction of a house can be divided into two main phases: wet and dry. The wet phase refers to the initial phase when the house is unprotected from moisture caused by external forces such as rain, while the dry phase is the phase when most electrical work is carried out as the interior is safe from rain and snow.
An electrical system, within the context of a building, is a network of conductors and equipment designed to carry, distribute and convert electrical power safely from the point of delivery or generation to the various loads around the building that consume the electrical energy.
Stages of Electrical System Installation
There are generally 5 main steps that can simply summarize the stages that take place in an electrical system installation in construction.
Stage one is the temporary electric and underground conduits. Before the floor is finalized with concrete, electrical conduits are laid down, especially if the floor plan includes receptacles. This is the only step that takes place in the wet phase, and can normally be completed in a few hours.
Stage two is the rough in. This stage comes once all the floors, windows, doors, etc. have been installed, but the sheet rock is still left to be installed.
Exhaust fans and can lights are also put up and fixed, and since the roofing is installed during this stage, if you have lights on the soffit in plans, here is when you put those up.
Then, all wiring related to the entertainment system, security system, etc. are also installed, which can take a few days for small homes up to a few months for larger ones.
Third stage is more temporary needs. This stage covers a lot of small details, since the sheet rock has been laid and no major electrical wiring changes can take place now.
Receptacles are added temporarily. These are expected to be damaged by sheet rock mud and paint, so they are only installed temporarily. This stage can normally be completed in one day.
The fourth stage is the finish. All switch boards, fans, lights, receptacles, HVAC systems and external electrical items are installed.
This stage is technically the last one, since all electrical appliances are affixed where they will be needed, and ready for use.
This process can take a few days for small houses and between a few weeks and a few months for larger homes.
The fifth and last stage is the modifications and warrant. This stage can be treated like the testing stage, where everything is checked to see whether the wiring has been done properly or not.
For each of the five stages discussed above, it’s best to work under the supervision of licensed professionals. The team of Phi Contracting Co. has a good network of licensed professionals that we keep in contact with and work under our strict supervision to achieve the right implementation and ensure safety.