Electrical Engineering
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electrical engineering

Prioritizing safety, while planning for future adaptability. 

Smith + Andersen first became "more than a mechanical firm" in 1997, when David Mewdell joined the firm and launched our electrical service. This wasn't an arbitrary decision – it was a direct response to what our clients were asking for, and aligned well with the ability to secure a strong leader to champion this growth. Since then, electrical engineering has become a hallmark of S+A. From high voltage power to low voltage lighting control, emergency generators to fire alarms, our national and local electrical teams have the design expertise to support the everyday demands of our building infrastructure.   

We focus on designing safe, flexible, and adaptable systems that evolve with the changing needs of our clients. With a broad portfolio of project types, including multi-unit residential, mixed-use developments, retail, and tenant improvement projects, we possess the experience necessary to design electrical systems that are right for the project and the budget.   

PUTTING SUSTAINABILITY FIRST

We are proud to work with photovoltaic (PV) systems that provide electricity through the conversion of light and in a manner that is more sustainable than traditional systems.

From stand-alone to utility-interactive systems, our work for forward-thinking clients like the University of Toronto has given our teams the experience necessary to design for an increasingly sustainable future. 

SEE MORE of our PV projects

“Our team provides an array of photovoltaic services that range from feasibility studies to design services to document preparation.”

THE FUTURE IS UPON US

The demand and requirements for electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure has increased massively over the past couple of years.

As a result, Smith + Andersen’s electrical designs have adapted, and we’ve learned how to mitigate the financial implications of these industry changes.

LEARN MORE about EV charging

AWARD-WINNING LIGHTING PROJECTS

Lighting is a multi-purpose tool that sets the tone for an entire space, or can put a fresh new take on heritage architecture. Our lighting team can do it all – from award-winning design, to impressive lighting control solutions. We use lighting as a tool to create experiences.

LEARN MORE about these services on our lighting page

HEAVY TIMBER, HEAVY COLLABORATION

Smith + Andersen’s electrical teams are constantly collaborating with project team members to deliver design solutions that prioritize their goals. 80 Atlantic, a heavy timber office building in downtown Toronto, required heavy collaboration with wood frame suppliers to create an underfloor raceway system that conceals conduits and maintains clean architectural elements.

READ MORE about this mass timber project

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FROM RENDERING TO REALITY

The early phases of project planning for the Centre for Addiction & Mental Health (CAMH) Phase 1C in downtown Toronto were central in setting a project up for success. Our electrical team maintained a thorough, thoughtful approach throughout the project, bringing the client's vision (and their clients' needs) to life.

READ MORE about this Design-Build-Finance-Maintain project

RIGOROUS QUALITY ASSURANCE

Safety is always a priority for Smith + Andersen, especially when it comes to electrical design. Our power system studies (like the one we did on Casa Loma) use engineering analysis investigations to study the safety and reliability of our client’s power systems. 

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OUR MISSION IS CRITICAL

The importance of our quality assurance is further highlighted when it comes to projects like data centres. Networks need to be reliable.

SEE MORE of our mission critical experience in our brochure

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Mission Critical Brochure

THE DEMAND: INCENTIVE TO FILL RISING VACANCY RATES IN DOWNTOWN CALGARY OFFICES

How We’ve Responded: Our mechanical and electrical engineers, not to mention local audio-visual design specialists, leverage decades of expertise designing office spaces to collaborate with tech clients and interior designers on the office spaces of the future. 

READ MORE about our response

“We have lots of high-end retail project experience and when it comes to international brands, it’s often a delicate balance between meeting local code standards while also maintaining the company’s brand and aesthetic.” 

Samantha Dhama, Project Manager

RETAIL SPACES THAT MAKE YOU LINGER

Why does anyone go into a store anymore? For the experience.

Smith + Andersen electrical consultants have A LOT of experience working with high-end, international brands. Aligning international brand standards with Canadian building standards, our team has worked with some of the highest brand names in the world, helping our clients navigate the details so that they can focus on their overall vision. 

CHECK OUT some of our retail projects across the country

London Ontario
Winnipeg Manitoba
Vancouver British Columbia
Toronto Ontario
Vancouver British Columbia