Dechert, LLP, NEW YORK, NY
Electrical Construction Services: Lighting & Electrical Systems
FOREST ELECTRIC VALUE DELIVERED
Increased office space, attractive environments for client meetings and presentations, lighting tailored to the specific requirements of individual spaces; improved life safety and security; greater comfort and convenience, higher levels of productivity, expanded growth and profitability potential.
To build new office and client presentation space.
ELECTRICAL & LIGHTING SYSTEMS SOLUTIONS
To meet this client's objectives, Forest Electric combined extensive electrical systems design/build services experience in the New York marketplace, a highly skilled technical workforce and advanced construction engineering expertise. The project covered six floors, five for partners and associates' offices, and one for conference rooms, dining rooms and kitchens. Starting with an empty shell, Forest provided a complete package of commercial electrical services.
The lighting systems presented a key challenge. Throughout the six floors, Forest Electric installed over 3,400 fixtures of more than 80 different types to meet both normal and emergency needs. The lighting fixtures included downlights, cove lights, recessed flourescents and more. In the conference rooms, the company installed dimming systems, as well as 10,000 feet of 1 ¼-inch conduit for audio-visual equipment. To help minimize electrical consumption and costs, Forest also put in an advanced energy-saving lighting control system.
In addition, Forest Electric installed high- and low-voltage panels in existing electrical closets, ran power to heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment, put in a pre-action fire alarm system, and built out the existing fire alarm system by mounting fire detection devices in various locations throughout each floor and connecting them back to the main system.
During this electrical construction project, Forest Electric's fully staffed engineering department played a key role in finding pathways for the complex conduit configurations involved. It also helped coordinate the company's activities with those of other trades to enable timely electrical systems installation.
COMMERCIAL FACILITY BACKGROUND
With more than 1,000 lawyers throughout the United States, Europe and Asia, Dechert is an international law firm with top-ranked world-class practices in corporate and securities, complex litigation, finance and real estate, and financial services and asset management.