A commercial electrical contractor is a person who undertakes work related to commercial electrical installations in both residential and non-residential buildings such as office buildings, hotels, shopping malls, restaurants, etc. Commercial electricians/ Contractors carry out work related to the installation of electrical wiring, distribution of electricity, installation or repairing of lighting, ventilation systems, etc. They perform a variety of electrical jobs that include wiring, distribution, installation, repair, maintenance and safety of commercial electrical installations.
Residential electrical contractor/electrician. Residential electricians/ contractors are in charge of the installation, safety, and proper running of residential lighting, especially the lighting fixtures used inside residential houses. That is why they are also called residential electricians. Other duties of residential electricians includes: interpreting technical blueprints, setting up wiring, installing lighting fixtures, ventilation systems, etc.
Commercial electrical contractors. Commercial electrical contractor is a part of a group of commercial construction contractors. Most commercial contractors belong to one of three groups, which are: those engaged in building and constructing buildings; those engaged in the repair, installation, maintenance, and design of buildings; and those in the development of real estate, either by renovation, construction, or purchasing land. Commercial contractors differ from residential contractors in the fact that they undertake fewer jobs, but all of them are required to comply with the same contracting laws that apply to residential contract makers.
Commercial electrical contractors play an important role in helping property owners achieve their construction goals. Their services include the planning and designing of buildings and the erection of the various facilities therein, including roofs, floors, windows, electrical equipment, ventilation systems, parking structures, etc. They also ensure that the property owners obtain permits and licenses from local, state, and federal agencies. In addition, commercial electrical contractors help their clients in dealing with the regulatory agencies that require property owners to obtain necessary licenses for various projects.
For example, a commercial electrical contractor will usually be called upon to inspect electrical equipment installed in a factory. The inspection report will specify the conditions of the circuits (including circuits inside the factory that are not visible to the customer), the condition of the connections, voltage requirements, efficiency, etc. In addition, the report may contain recommendations about improvements that can be made in order to improve the operation and efficiency of the plant. The recommendations may be used by the manufacturer in designing new equipment, or by the electrical maintenance department to improve the condition of existing equipment. The manufacturer can then make changes in the design to meet the recommendations.
Some commercial electrical contractors are involved in the creation of lighting systems and other related systems. They usually work in either the planning and design phase, or in the installation phase. In either case, they have to create a comprehensive plan that specifies the functions, materials, specifications, cost, and timeline required for a specific project. For example, if a lighting system is to be installed in a restaurant, the lighting plan may require the consideration of several different factors, including the number of guest tables, special lighting needs, as well as the restaurant’s dining area and its layout.