Electrical Design

Touchstone provides commercial electrical facility engineering design, from conceptual consulting through detail design and City plan check approval. We provide design-only services for design/bid/build projects and design/build services, where we also perform construction and commissioning.

The first step in design of upgrades or improvements to existing facilities is to validate as-built construction drawings as a starting point, or to update or develop as-builts by reverse engineering. Understanding client requirements is key to beginning the design process. Touchstone prepares and reviews design option pros and cons and recommends good/better/best approaches. Our designs are not vendor-driven toward sole-sourcing equipment.

Regularly reviewing design progress with the design team and owner is important to keep the process on track. Attention to detail throughout the project, including vendor equipment and construction methods ensures the best outcome. The commissioning plan, including what will be tested, how it will be tested, responsibilities and schedule implications should be documented during the design phase and specified into major equipment purchases.

Touchstone’s design market focus includes the following:

  • Stadiums, hospitality & restaurants
  • Entertainment, studios & theme parks
  • Data centers & other critical facilities
  • Commercial interiors
  • Higher education & laboratories
  • Healthcare
Touchstone’s design expertise includes the following:

  • Electrical power, lighting & controls
  • Site utilities & underground electrical service
  • Backup power, reliability, UPS & generators, micro-grids, fuel cells
  • Renewable energy, solar power, energy storage & EV charging
  • Data center support systems including cooling and fire protection

We provide design-only services!

Understanding client requirements is key to beginning the design process.