What Elements Do Electrical Engineers Consider For New Builds?

Jun 14, 2023 | Blog, Electrical Engineering

When it comes to designing a new space, whether for commercial, industrial or residential (multi-residential) or otherwise, there is no shortage of variables that electrical engineers need to contend with in order to ensure the final result is as effective and long-lasting as possible. Electrical engineers play a key role in the design and installation of electrical systems, ensuring the overall safety of all involved components, and helping to make sure each energy-operated element is as efficient as possible.

At KDE Electrical Engineering, in partnership with the Krahn Group of Companies(KGC), we know just how important it is to have the right team on your side when approaching a new build and to ensure that each involved engineering discipline is able to integrate seamlessly for a perfect final product. With offices in Edmonton, Alberta, as well as Vancouver and Abbotsford, BC, we’re pleased to offer our clients access to decades of experience within our team, as well as a robust portfolio of previous prospects that gives the hands-on know-how for a wide range of industries and job scopes.

Below, we’ll take a look at some of the core elements that electrical engineers handle within new builds, as well as the benefits of partnering with KD Electrical. Read on to learn more.

Safety First

Safety is a top priority for any involved engineering discipline, but it is particularly vital for electrical consultants to prioritize safe and efficient design and implementation in every element they handle. All systems must be prepared to deal with the unique needs of the building, future tenants, and should have safeguards in place to prevent common hazards like shocks, electrocution, blowouts, and overloads. Systems also need to be able to be safely maintained and repaired, with any potential issues or eventual challenges being made known as early as possible. Precise knowledge and execution are a non-negotiable, and significant experience is a vital asset when it comes to creating the safety build possible.

KD Electrical is proud to put safety at the forefront of every project and utilizes decades of experience to remove unnecessary risk from all builds.


From retail spaces to industrial warehouses designed for storage or manufacturing, a proper build will have efficiency interwoven into every aspect of its overall design and execution. Electrical engineering plays a key role in this, with every system being custom designed to the unique needs of your business or application, removing headaches and allowing your operations to proceed as intended with minimal complications.


Simply put, if your electrical assets can’t be integrated with other elements of your build, it’s highly unlikely that the first two elements above will be achievable. Electrical engineers must therefore know how sufficiently design their systems to integrate with mechanical and other such systems, including HVAC systems, fire safety systems, comms and security systems and more.

One of the core benefits in this regard that you gain when you partner with KD Electrical is that you gain access to our partners with the Krahn Group of Companies (KGC), which offers a robust, multidisciplinary team of industry-leading engineering peers spanning different disciplines. This means that all design and build components are crafted “under the same roof”, with clear communication and transparency being easily facilitated among all involved engineering teams. This connection leads to fewer complications, faster completion, and exceptional results you can trust!


Finally, electrical engineers ensure that all involved components are up to code, and help to supervise the construction process to make sure that your build team is proceeding properly with no shortcuts or errors being made. When you work with KD Electrical, you can rest easy knowing you’ll always be compliant with all relevant regulations.

Looking for an Electrical Consultant You Can Trust?

At KD Electrical, we know how important it is to find electrical contracts you know can perform as promised. We prioritize quality and performance and are pleased to have a proven track record of delivering exceptional results. Our extensive shared portfolio with the Krahn Group of Companies allows us to offer unrivalled results, and our dedication to the KDE approach: Knowing the project thoroughly, Determining potential issues, and Exploring all possible solutions means that you’ll always have access to leading minds and guidance you can trust when it matters most.

Learn more about the benefits of working with KD Electrical Consulting as well as the Krahn Group of Companies by contacting our team today.