Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering Services

Our electrical engineering expertise includes power distribution, fire alarm, lighting design, and low voltage communications and security systems. We also evaluate existing building systems, assisting owners with upgrade, optimization and expansion of existing assets.

From lighting efficiency retrofits to fire alarm modernizations, new-build high rise or boutique lighting design, the Straiton team will make your project vision into reality.

We can also assist your team in seeking various incentive and rebate programs through BC Hydro and FortisBC (see also our “Energy Modelling” services).

Our services cover your project from inception through design, permitting, tender, construction and commissioning phases.

Power Distribution

Design of medium- and low-voltage power distribution and emergency generation systems, including new build, retrofits, additions and upgrades. Our experience on projects ranging from residential high rises and care homes to universities and telecom facilities allows us to consistently develop cost-efficient power systems that are safe and reliable.


Whether working jointly with an owner’s interior design team or designing a complete system from scratch, our lighting experts can illuminate your landscapes, offices, homes, workshops and classrooms.

Fire Alarm

We recognize the importance of robust and functional life safety systems. Our fire alarm designs incorporate everything a project needs to ensure your project is code compliant and safe for its occupants, including complete system specification and integration of alternative solutions.

Communications and Data

Data and communications are critical to connect a building’s occupants and systems with each other and the outside world. Experienced in all types of building communications and data infrastructure design, Straiton’s team will ensure your project is ready to meet the technology demands of today.


From access control and intercoms to detection, alarm, and monitory systems, our team works closely with your security provider to ensure the infrastructure is in place for the system of your choice. With many options on the market, our team can coordinate with hard wired and wireless systems with on-site or off-site monitoring and integrate with the latest technologies.

Utility Site Servicing

Navigating the complexities of upgrading or energizing a new electrical service with a utility provider can be a major point of risk for any project. Our team has successfully guided hundreds of projects through this process, and has the contacts, experience and know-how required to work effectively with power utilities across the province.