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GCM Consultants’ electrical department has developed, through the years, a solid electrical engineering expertise encompassing all project steps, from system design to detailed engineering to start-up assistance. 


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Our team, centered on the client’s needs, strives to encourage learning and experience-building in our juniors and provide our more senior staff with exciting challenges. Our services cover the industrial, commercial and institutional sectors. 


  • Protection and coordination studies
  • Short-circuit studies
  • Arc Flash studies (NFPA 70E, IEEE 1584 and CSA Z462)
  • Hazardous location classification studies (API 505, NFPA 497 and 499)
  • Lighting and illumination studies
  • Machine safety circuits studies and design (CSA Z432)
  • Hazardous class 1 and 2 locations electrical systems design (API 505, NFPA 497 and 499)
  • High, medium and low voltage electrical distribution system design
  • Electrical equipment specifications: MCC, UPS, generators, VFD, transformers, motors, CC current feed systems, etc.
  • Power factor correction systems design
  • Substation design
  • Aerial and underground distribution design
  • Grounding system design
  • Electrical heat tracing system design
  • PCB transformer replacement by dry transformers
  • Building electrical system design: lighting, fire alarm, communication, security
  • Lightning protection system design
  • Preventive maintenance programs for electrical equipment
  • Machine Safety, in collaboration with the Instrumentation department


Software used

  • ETAP®: Electrical Studies
  • SKM Power Tools®: Electrical studies
  • CompuTrace®: Electrical tracing
  • TraceCalc®: Electrical tracing
  • DIALux®: Lighting Studies


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