City of Raleigh: Emergency Power

This project involved the engineering and design development for the procurement and installation of new, full back-up, standby generators for the City of Raleigh’s fire stations.

The project scope included automatic transfer switches, associated equipment, and site work, as well as assessment and design for the replacement of aged equipment.

Apogee included bid alternates to ensure budget compliance. Our services additionally covered electrical design, cost estimation, bid evaluation, bid award recommendation and construction management for two separate projects.

  • The first included Fire Stations 4, 5, 7, 14, and 19 under a contract awarded to Bitting Electric
  • The second project included Fire Stations 3, 6, 9, 10, 12, 18, 21 and Keeter Firefighter Training Center under a contract awarded to J.L. Britt.

Apogee’s work included:

  • Field investigation to assess aged electrical infrastructure and cost estimates for replacement
  • Assessment of building loads and required sizing of all equipment – generator, ATS, panels, conductors and fuel lines
  • Coordination with utility providers to integrate new equipment
  • Author project specifications manual to incorporating general contract provisions, bid information and technical specifications
  • Pre-bid meeting with bidders, qualify lowest bidder and making award recommendation to client
  • Facilitation of construction kick-off meeting and bi-monthly construction status meetings with the client and the general contractor
  • Inspection of all installations during construction and facilitate final inspection, test witness, and final client acceptance
  • Approval of pay applications from general contractor and provision of record drawings
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