Studies and Specialty Services projects puts our vast electrical engineering knowledge to work, starting with a client’s objective, we apply our expertise and experience to research, analyze and provide solutions.
Some Studies / Services Projects by Designcore
Power System Studies - Short Circuit, Coordination and Arc Flash
The results of the Arc Flash analysis are intended to aid the employer in the establishment of safe work practices in an effort to minimize potential electrical hazards to site personnel. The Coordination Study determines appropriate settings for all adjustable overcurrent protective devices such that an optimized balance is achieved between reduction of incident energy levels and uptime of critical equipment.
- SAIT Polytechnic Calgary Campus
- SAIT Polytechnic Art Smith Aero Centre
- SAIT Polytechnic Buck Crump Building
- University of Calgary Research Centre
- Calgary Stampede & Exhibition Big 4 Building
- CF Chinook Centre Shopping Centre
- CF Chinook Centre Professional Tower
- CF Market Mall Professional Tower
- CF Market Mall Shopping Centre
- 635 – 8th Avenue Office Tower
- Encor Place Office Tower
- Shell Centre Office Tower
- Shaw Court Office Tower
- Shaw Canmore Hub-site
- Shaw Calgary North Internet Data Centre
- Shaw Calgary South Internet Data Centre
- Shaw Edmonton West
- Atlantic Avenue Art Block Building
- Hotel Arts
Calgary Exhibition & Stampede Emergency Flood Response 2013
When the worst flood event in Calgary history hit 14 days before of the start of Stampede 2013, Designcore mobilized and had personnel on the ground assisting restoration efforts and accessing safety of damaged equipment. We maintained our assistance by issuing condition reports and specifications to permit fast-track ordering of replacement equipment.
Calgary Zoo Emergency Flood Response 2013
Designcore personnel assisted restoration efforts by issuing condition reports and completing site inspections to identify electrical equipment and life safety system devices damaged by flood water are replaced and tested for full functionality.
Shaw Court Fire Restoration
A devastating electrical fire at the penthouse level triggered fire suppression systems causing widespread damage to the entire facility. With critical electrical and communications services down and thousands of customers affected, Designcore’s forces provided on-site support accessing water-damaged equipment, contact with first responders and emergency planning to isolate, make safe and re-energize the critical electrical systems in the building.
Husky Oil Calgary Data Centre Review
Designcore completed a third-party capacity review and reliability assessment of a corporate Data Centre including a comparison analysis of the susceptibility of the Data Centre to both planned and unplanned service interruptions relative to a typical "Tier II" Data Centre.
CGG Data Centre Fire Alarm System Upgrade
An existing 5,000 sq.ft. Data Centre featuring gaseous fire suppression was protected by a legacy fire alarm system which had exceeded its usable life. Project scope included replacement of existing fire alarm panel and devices with new addressable technology which meets current environment and Building Code requirements. A review of the existing fire detection system was completed including recommendations for improvements and code compliance.
Shaw Court Critical Chiller Replacement
A critical service centrifugal chiller was replaced by a modular- scroll compressor style chiller. The design included removal of existing load limiting controls to the generator synchronization panel and intercepting the MCC feeder to establish a new emergency distribution switchboard to feed the modular equipment and primary and injection chilled water pumps.
TransCanada Pipelines Disaster Recovery Site Feasibility Study
Designcore was retained to prepare a site feasibility study for TCPL to locate a Disaster Recovery Data Centre in an existing facility including utility service upgrade, new UPS and redundant cooling systems. A concept design including construction budget was presented to the client for review.
Other Designcore Project Areas
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| Mixed Use
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