Electrical Engineering

Michaud Cooley Erickson provides high level technical engineering solutions which adhere to schedules and budgets. We provide conformity with all functional, environmental and aesthetic requirements of a facility. Michaud Cooley Erickson engineers can develop solutions that encompass a wide array of electrical requirements.

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Lighting can represent more than half a building’s energy costs, so MCE combines state-of-the-art equipment, such as photo-sensitive devices, energy-efficient lamps, and daylight harvesting system designs. Proper lighting systems also contribute to a positive working environment, so our designs also help reduce eyestrain, provide accurate color rendition and enhance the overall appearance and function of any space.


Michaud Cooley Erickson provides power distribution infrastructure design including primary, medium voltage distribution systems, this includes design of campus distribution systems. MCE designs the distribution system to include: flexibility, energy efficient distributions systems, vertical power distribution, generator and UPS system designs. Special requirements may include redundant distribution systems, special grounding, electrical system coordination studies and arc flash studies.

Technology Systems

Michaud Cooley Erickson has a staff of five full-time members dedicated to the design of Technology Systems. These systems include Security, Telecommunications, Data and Networking, sound masking and public address, and audio/visual. Unlike many other engineering firms, we have the staffing depth and expertise to deliver highly technical designs for every building system this eliminating the need for additional consultants on the team and results in improvements in efficiency and coordination.


Arc Flash

MCE provides an Arc Flash Study for the power distribution system within the facility. This includes field verification of the existing equipment, such as feeder sizes and lengths, power distribution equipment, and detailed information on the overcurrent protective devices. We modeled the system utilizing software to create a short circuit study and corresponding arc flash study indicating the incident energy available at each location on the system.

Power Coordination Studies

MCE uses SKM PowerTools to model the power distribution system, including detailed overcurrent device information, to perform a coordination study for both new and existing facilities.  All modes of operation are considered as part of the study to ensure that condition changes do not result in an unnecessary outage to the facility.  Deliverables include one-line diagrams with verified power distribution information, time-current curves illustrating coordination between devices and reports with coordinated device settings.


Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a design approach providing the construction team with more detailed documents from which to build. BIM can provide the Owner with a real time document, commonly referred to as a 3D model that can be used by facilities to manage current and future systems.


Revit MEP is a technology MCE has integrated into numerous projects. Revit MEP performs advanced calculations and facilitates project coordination and quality control between design team stakeholders. Revit allows the visualization of complex models and quickly detects system interference between objects. The dynamic sectioning process allows us to create multiple sections with a complex design so that we are able to more easily convey design intent. Revit provides a platform for a simultaneous design process and a unique work environment structure that fosters collaborative project development.


Navisworks, much like Revit, imports all discipline models to create a single collaborative 3D model. A benefit of using Navisworks is it affords you the ability to run clash detection between disciplines for coordination of design elements. With Navisworks, a perspective can be created that allows our client to see how their building will look inside and out before construction starts.