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Introduction to Focus Consulting WA

QUALITY SERVICE – RELIABLE – COMPETITIVE

Focus Consulting WA is a newly formed company, founded to Focus on providing excellent electrical consultancy services from project conception, detailed technical design and documentation, through the construction to ensure a successful project outcome exceeding client’s expectations. We believe our extensive knowledge and experience will provide value and deliver outstanding projects.

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Paul Jeffs – Director

Paul Jeffs has over 24 years’ experience in the electrical services industry, with the 18 years’ experience dedicated to electrical building services within the UK and 11yearas dedicated to Western Australia.

Paul has a wide range of experience in both the electrical contracting and consulting engineering services. He has been involved within an extensive range of commercial, public sporting facilities, educational, retail and healthcare projects. Having relocated from the UK, Paul’s European experience provides a fresh viewpoint on local engineering issues and engineering solutions. Paul emigrated to Australia in November 2006. He is involved in the detailed design and administration to all aspects of electrical services consulting.

With the collective experience from both contracting and consulting, Paul has developed a wide range of knowledge and skills which contribute to ensuring that the best engineering solution for the client and environment. Assisting Paul are two senior electrical design engineers who complete specific project design tasks ensuring project are delivered efficiently and before time and to ensure Quality Assurance is always maintained.

Paul Jeffs

– Director

Why Choose Focus Consulting Wa

We pride ourselves on our level of expertise and specialist knowledge of Australian standards and National Construction Codes within the building services industry.

Our experience provides our Clients with current technological systems whilst ensuring a compliant project, often exceeding client and design team expectations.

Our guiding principle is to provide Clients direct access to the Director of the company for all design and consultancy services offered, providing optimum advice and service. Not only does this policy ensure an experience knowledgeable electrical consultant is working on every project, it also means that design decisions are provided immediately preventing the need for further consultation which can cause delays and frustration.

Being a smaller consultancy practise, we can be more competitive when offering our services, therefore further benefiting the client.

We mitigate obstacles, we prevent problems and we provide excellent knowledge services, to deliver our projects on time, under budget and to high expectations.

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Services We offer

Electrical Design Engineering

  • Western Power DQA and Feasibility Applications
  • Spatial planning and advise for substations, switchboard cupboards, cable risers etc.
  • Maximum demand calculations and audits.
  • Low voltage power distribution infrastructure.
  • Power systems analysis and studies.
  • Alternative power supplies including standby and permanent connected generators.
  • Uninterruptable Power Supply (UPS)
  • Power protection and filtering.
  • Lightning protection.
  • Renewable Energy Solutions and grid connected inverters.
  • Energy Management & metering to include embedded.

Communications & Multimedia

  • Utility applications to Telstra / NBN
  • Communication network infrastructure and back bone cabling
  • Structured cabling systems including backbone horizontal voice and data cabling.
  • Wireless (WiFi) and Radio Frequency (RF) systems including 3/4G networks
  • Shared or dedicated network infrastructure for CCTV surveillance, electronic security and electronic signage
  • IPTV & MATV terrestrial and satellite systems
  • Multimedia and AV systems including public address, performance, presentation and advertising.

Lighting

  • Lighting strategies & Planning
  • Heritage and specialised lighting
  • Water play and task lighting
  • Landscape and way finding lighting
  • Sports and recreational lighting
  • Residential, commercial and industrial lighting
  • Emergency lighting
  • Pathway, car park and roadway lighting
  • Intelligent lighting control
  • Lighting control for compliance with current standards
  • Web based automatic lighting control

Audit & Reporting

  • Condition audits and recommendations.
  • Site power capacity audits.
  • Cost estimates.
  • Peer Reviews
  • Independent Practical completion audits.
  • Lighting audits for compliance with current standards.

Electronic Security

  • Development of security plans
  • Intruder detection
  • Access control
  • CCTV Surveillance
  • Intercom
  • Duress Systems
  • Assistance Systems

Dry Fire Systems

  • Electronic Fire detection to AS1670
  • Building Occupant Warning System (BOWS)
  • Emergency Warning & Intercom Systems (EWIS)
  • VESDA Systems
  • Smoke Alarms.

Recent Projects

YANCHEP SECONDARY COLLEGE

School Campus Construction

YANCHEP SECONDARY COLLEGE

School Campus Construction

YANCHEP SECONDARY COLLEGE

School Campus Construction

YANCHEP SECONDARY COLLEGE

School Campus Construction

CITY OF KARRATHA

Sports Lighting Assessment

CITY OF KARRATHA

Sports Lighting Assessment

CITY OF KARRATHA

Sports Lighting Assessment

CITY OF KARRATHA

Sports Lighting Assessment

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HBF Arena

New Basketball Hall & Two Storey Football Building

The project included the electrical services and communication design to the new buildings including construction administration duties during the project. Paul successfully managed to provide value engineering resulting in the retention of the existing Western Power substation site, preventing to client from using valuable real-estate and major disruption to the site.

The sports lighting design to the basketball hall is illuminated to competition level standard and has resulting in a great venue for the members of the public.

The football building is home to the Falcons and includes a gym, training rooms, offices, conference rooms, wet rooms and coaching space.

(Project completed whilst employed as a director of BEST Consultants)

City of Joondalup

Street Lighting

The project included the lighting design for the replacement of the existing City of Joondalup street lighting in accordance with AS1158 and Main Roads Standards.

LED technology has been included along with aluminium light poles for longevity and performance to enhance the city scape.

The City of Joondalup are implementing the project in stages over the next few years.

(Project completed whilst employed as a director of BEST Consultants)

Yanchep Secondary College

School Campus Construction

Yanchep Secondary College is a brand-new senior high school with a construction value of $54m, opening its doors to students in the first term of 2018. The stage 1 construction includes new single and double storey constructions to accommodate administration, general learning area, science, IT studies, arts, design and technology as well as a standalone sports hall.

The school is constructed to high standards and boasts state of the art facilities to fulfil community expectations for year 7 -12 students.

Due to proximity to the coast, careful selection of luminaires and external accessories was required to prevent corrosion and ensure longevity for maintenance minimisation.

LED Lighting is provided throughout the facility with intelligent control for energy control measures to meet 4star green star design standards.

(Project completed whilst employed as a Director of BEST Consultants)

City of Karratha

Sports Lighting Assessment

Focus Consulting WA has recently been engaged to conduct audits of all internal and external sporting facilities for the City of Karratha, this audit included sporting facilities in Roebourne, Wickham and Dampier. The sporting facilities included AFL ovals, rugby fields, softball fields, tennis courts, basketball courts, lawn bowls and aquatic facilities. The purpose of the audit to confirm if the existing installations complies with the relevant sporting standards AS2560 and the Wiring Rules AS3000:2007 as well as documenting the current condition of the assets.

Illuminance (Lux) readings were recorded at each facility during the dark hours to assess the current lighting levels and lamp performance.

The assessment included visual inspections of each installation to include floodlights, light poles and electrical infrastructure. Due to the floodlights being installed at high level, Elevated Work Platform (EWP) were utilised up to 35m in height. Focus Consulting WA arranged the EWP access hire and logistics to each site to ensue the visual inspections were conducted efficiently to meet the project deadlines.

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Clients & Associates

 

Focus Consulting WA is a newly formed company, founded to Focus on providing excellent electrical consultancy services from project conception, detailed technical design and documentation, through the construction to ensure a successful project outcome exceeding client’s expectations.

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