Maintenance Building Electrical Services Upgrade
Electrical Design and Construction Administration
The state of North Dakota hired Apex Engineering Group to
upgrade the existing three-phase, medium-voltage electrical service
to the maintenance building on the state capitol grounds. Within a
confined location, the failing equipment posed serious arc flash
risks to the maintenance personnel.
Apex worked with the state of North Dakota and oversaw the
installation of a new oil-filled medium voltage transformer outside
the building and provided service entrance feeders to a new main
distribution panel. All existing motor ratings were reviewed to
determine compatibility with the new system.
One major project challenge included the project budget. Apex
worked closely with the owner to develop a detailed scope, a
budget, and a thorough set of construction documents. The actual
bid for construction was five percent under the budget (including
design fees). The project commenced in August, 2011 and is
currently under construction.
ND State Capitol Facility Management