Engineering and Construction

Success in today’s construction industry has to start with an understanding of the design and construction information flow. The days of 100% design documents followed by a bid and then the construction phase are virtually non-existent. For the engineer to size the electrical service for a project, he has to tabulate his total load. The beginning of an electrical construction project typically starts with the underground service, therefore the information needed first is the last to be determined. This example illustrates the challenges in information flow created by today’s construction environment called design-build or design-assist. The Allison-Smith Company uses its engineering capabilities to enhance its construction expertise and meeting these challenges.