The purpose of the permits and inspections process is to ensure that new electrical work has been properly installed in compliance with the National Electric Code, also known as NFPA 70.

What about after the final inspection? How does one ensure that an electrical system continues to perform safely and reliably as designed? Or that the individuals that work on these electrical systems do so in adherence to national safety standards? The National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) also publishes NFPA 70B, Recommended Practice for Electrical Equipment Maintenance, and NFPA 70E, Electrical Safety in the Workplace to provide national standards to address both of these issues. While all electrical contractors need a functioning knowledge of NFPA 70, most electrical contractors have limited knowledge at best of 70B and 70E. At Bopat Electric, we work with our customers in developing customized maintenance and safety programs custom tailored to meet their individual needs.

Has the power gone out in your manufacturing, retail, commercial or leased building? We understand that an interruption of power can cause significant losses in production, revenue and customer/tenant confidence.

Our trained, on-call electrical staff is always at the ready to solve any electrical problems you might face at any time day or night. With two office locations, you can be assured that you will receive a rapid response no matter where you are located. Should you experience a major disturbance, we have access to all the additional manpower, equipment, generators and materials you might need to restore you to full operational capability. 

For those who truly need to ensure continuity of service, we offer consultation for pre-disaster planning and development of contingency plans. Contact our service department to see how Bopat can assist you in minimizing the consequences of an electrical failure!

Our team were early adopters of CAD and the Design/build project delivery system and have been partnering with many of our customers over the past 20 years to help in the design and build of their projects.

Our partnerships and the Design/build process have allowed Owners and General Contractors to better manage their projects by controlling cost, improving turnaround times, reducing risk and providing better project communication. Today, the Design-Build project delivery system continues to make great strides toward becoming the number one project delivery system in use for a multitude of reasons. In fact, according to research by the Design/Build Institute of America, the percentage of design/build contracts will hit the 55% mark of all construction projects by the year 2015. Design-build is clearly on its way to becoming the project delivery method of choice, but why?

Did you know that compared to traditional project delivery methods, design/build typically has:

  • Faster Project Pricing and Delivery 
  • Higher Cost Savings for Owner 
  • Fewer Change Orders to Owner  
  • Reduced Owner's Risk 
  • Improved Project Documentation through use of CAD

A Penn State University report, "A Comparison of United States Project Delivery Systems", quantified the benefits of the design/build method:

  • Design/build unit cost (final project cost divided by the area) was at least 4.5% less than construction management at risk and 6% less than design/bid/build. 
  • Design/build construction speed (facility gross square footage divided by the construction time) was at least 7% faster than construction management at risk and 12% faster than design/bid/build. 
  • Design/build delivery speed (facility gross square footage divided by the design and construction time) was at least 23% faster than construction management at risk and 33% faster than design/bid/build.

A study for the JOURNAL OF CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT resulted in similar conclusions, stating: “…the public sector should strongly consider using DB to take advantage of time and potential cost benefits. The data are so convincing that the private sector should also strongly consider Design-Build if it is not already taking advantage of this method.”

Contact us today to discuss how we can use our years of experience to further enhance the success of your project!

Bopat Electric has a 42-year history of providing industry-leading design, installation and maintenance for our clients.

Whether you need assistance in specification or design, turn-key installation solutions, budget development, guidance in prolonging your electrical infrastructure’s life cycle or resources to improve your electrical safety, we are the complete answer to your electrical needs.

Our new construction and renovation division serves a diverse portfolio of clients in markets spanning Institutional, Industrial, Commercial, Retail, Healthcare and more. No project is too large or too complicated for us to deliver on-time and on-budget. The professionals of our operations staff understand that coordination and communication are vital to the success of your projectand make sure they manage your project to meet schedule milestones, keeping projects on schedule and within budget.