When erecting a new building there is a lot of chaos around the construction site. There are constantly every type of specialist and his workers coming in to do one thing or another. The sheetrock guys need to get the walls up but the plumbers are not done laying pipe. The flooring guys are there but the architects are not sure about the final layout. It is a constant situation of people trying not to get in each other’s way. One of the many in this milieu is the electrical contractor looking to get everything wired and ready to be useable.
It could be said that the electrical contractor is the most important person that works on a job site. You can have the most beautiful paint job on perfectly constructed walls in a perfect bathroom but if the lights don’t work nobody is going to see it. You can build a phenomenal building but if there is no power who is going to use it? No electricity then no occupants.
Depending on the size of the job many different firms may bid to have the contract. In fact if the building is big enough there may be more than one electrical contractor working on it. For huge projects it is not uncommon to hire several different companies to work on the wiring. If they end up winning the contract then they will sit down with all of the other different specialists and the architect and the person having the work done and they will draw up and plan out how and where everything is going to go.
As the actual work begins it is likely that the electrical contractor will test and retest each connection. Electricity is tricky to manage and can often trip or short out wiring and fuses if it is not set up perfectly. Therefore rather than have to remove a wall to fix something down the road every possible test is run first. It is much easier to fix it early when everything is still exposed and accessible than it will be to get to the wiring after the walls have been put up.
Finding an electrical contractor is more complicated than simply calling the local electrician in the phonebook. You need someone with a track record of great work and references to attest to the quality and durability of his installations.
He will not simply be fixing a problem but creating and installing a whole system. That means so much more thought and work and planning must go into his project that you want someone who is more than qualified. You want the most experience and the best results in order to get the same sort of quality for your own project. This is the time to spend good money in an area where you will know quality over affordability.