Design Concept

We strive to understand our Client’s objectives, exchange and discuss ideas and develop lighting principles from which the lighting concepts and design narratives are defined. This phase also serves to establish budget expectations, and various technology performance targets. We then articulate these ideas to the client and project team in the form of sketches and renderings.

Typical deliverables include:

     Concept plans for various program components.

     Draft Preliminary specifications and budget.

     Project design review.

     Final Concept presentation & sign-off.

Design Development

We engage the design team to communicate lighting objectives, exchange ideas, understand project constraints. Budget and installation details are finalized and drawings are issued as construction tender documents.  

Typical deliverables include:

    Perform lighting analysis, develop design drawings.

    Develop Reflected Ceiling Plans

    Illustrate circuiting/switching to clarify lighting zoning.

    Issue lighting specifications and cut-sheets.

    For Site Plan Lighting; showing levels, type and location,                   elevation details, etc.

Tender Documentation and Shop-drawing Review Process

We assist the design team in developing contract documentation for tender of the lighting system.

Construction Phase Review & Commissioning Process

We assist the design team in communicating design objectives, and responding to requests for information form the project contactor in a timely manner during all pahses of construction, including start-up and commissioning of the lighting system.

Start-up relates to proper installation pertaining to building codes, OEM instructions, electrical and functionality testing and warranty sign-offs. We assist project contractors in coordinating with suppliers the appropriate training and on-site technical assistance required for successful completion of this start-up phase.

Typical deliverables include:

- Site visits. Respond to trade's RFI's in a timely manner.

- Prepare deficiency lists. Review resolution proposals.

Commissioning of the lighting system relates to design compliance, functionality and performance of the lighting system, as it pertains to lighting design intent stipulated in the tender documents.

Usually this stage begins after the start-up has been completed or substantial completion has been awarded. We may perform certain functions or assist contractors in setting lighting levels, verifying that control zones are implemented correctly, programming keypads and scheduling. Project sign-off often follows lighting systems training of designated client staff.