Facility Electrical Infrastructure; Issues, Risks and Opportunities

All you wanted to know about building electrical infrastructure but were afraid to ask!

Event Details

Facility Electrical Infrastructure; Issues, Risks and Opportunities
Wednesday, 16th May 2018
National Museum of Australia, Lawson Cres, Acton, ACT
Information Session, and Breakfast
8.00am to 10.00am
Registration from 7.30am
Friday, 27th April 2018
Entry price

Event Overview

Modern facilities rely on effective electrical infrastructure to support their efficient operation and safety. These systems are generally not well understood or effectively managed and due to changes in the building or its operation often become sub optimal and sometimes not fit for purpose. This can result in reliability, performance and even safety issues. With the addition of new systems or changed electrical demand within a building, the electrical infrastructure is rarely reviewed to determine if these changes can be effectively or safely implemented.

Additionally, there are opportunities within electrical infrastructure and installation to help improve energy efficiency and reduce energy costs. These include lighting replacement strategies, refining or introducing lighting control systems, electrical equipment integration such as power factor correction and solar / battery storage and the introduction of metering and monitoring systems.

This presentation provides a clear and readily understood overview of facility electrical infrastructure systems, the common issues and problems, and the opportunities to do better. It sets out an approach that can be applied to review the electrical distribution within a building and the steps to ensure that a safe, reliable and efficient electrical environment is provided.


John Topouzakis, Senior Engineer (Electrical), A.G Coombs Advisory

John has over 20-years’ experience working within a range of markets sectors, including health, aged care, commercial, education and industrial engineering. His experience also extends to Project Lead of multi-discipline teams across many large-scale projects. John has been lead designer on numerous commercial and industrial projects and has extensive experience in electrical infrastructure and distribution design, lighting controls, energy analysis, communications and security systems.

Venue Details

Peninsula Room, National Museum of Australia
National Museum of Australia, Lawson Cres, Acton, ACT