The lighting depth focuses on the concept used within the crime lab, and the proposed designs in each space.  It includes professional feedback from the Lutron presentation along with personal comments.  Tasks for the spring semester are outlined as well as split into phases.  To perform each task, the intended tools are assigned as needed.


In the electrical depth, a branch circuit redesign will be performed.  This alteration is necessary due to the new fixtures and controls that will call for different loads.  The incorporation of the fire alarm system into the building’s network will make for reliable coordination between the alarms and security systems.  It will also be less laboring to install a PoE cable instead of two separate wires to each alarm.  Furthermore, there will be the addition of a photovoltaic array.  The array will save energy and supply a small amount of back-up power for the building.


Since the electrical depth will be exploring the addition of a photovoltaic array, a structural breadth will be performed on the roof.  A study will be performed on the existing roof structure to see if it would be able to support the weight.  If unable, the framing will be redesigned to take the additional weight from the array.  The building’s location in downtown Denver means that the impact of wind and snow loads must be observed.


The second breadth will be a cost analysis and construction schedule study. The analysis will include the implementation of the new fixtures and their energy savings. It will also take into account the photovoltaic array installation on the roof. In addition, the impact of the photovoltaic array on the construction schedule will be analyzed.


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