is a very important element of Volkertís projects. Whether it is
roadway, utilities, or airports; an electrical component will normally
be found in some format. This means that our electrical experience is
as diverse as the many services that the firm provides.
When our scope of
services for a particular project includes lighting, determining the
most advantageous type of lighting system is an integral portion of the
design services that Volkert provides for major interstates, city
streets, rural highways, intersections, and parking lots.
projects may include a toll facility, adding yet another dimension to
the electrical and lighting requirements to include area lighting around
the toll booths, complex communication services between the toll booths
and the administration building, closed circuit television and various
Lighting for both
roads and bridges is surely a matter of safety, but it is also a matter
of aesthetics and insuring that the project blends with the
environment. On occasion, Volkert has been called upon to provide
historically appropriate lighting fixtures. In one instance, the
light fixtures used on a bridge project were chosen with certain
characteristics so as not to interfere with marine life in the area.
systems are also included in Volkertís listing of successful projects.
Examples are the design of the lighting system for Hank Aaron Stadium in
Mobile, Alabama; the home of the Mobile Bay Bears and the renovation of
the electrical and lighting system for Legion Field in Birmingham,
Alabama. Volkert also designed the ballfield lighting systems for the
City of Robertsdale, Alabama.
Airports present a
unique lighting challenge; and Volkert has successfully completed every
kind of airport electrical project including runway and taxiway edge
lights, Surface Movement and Guidance Control Systems (SMGCS) used to
route ground traffic during low visibility conditions, aids to
navigation (NAVAIDS) such as PAPI, beacons, and wind cones; and airport
lighting control systems.
such as sewage lift stations, sewage and water treatment facilities,
bulk material handling facilities, building and industrial projects all
include electrical components. The electrical system may be large or
small depending on the nature of the project.
projects may require the design of emergency generator systems that will
provide power for the continuation of critical services in the event of
loss of commercial utility power. Examples of such projects are the
airfield lighting systems for various airports, sewage treatment and
pumping stations, and medical facilities. Many of the projects also
include UPS provisions to
designed communication networks for CATV systems, Intelligent
Transportation Systems, and Toll Facilities. Volkertís communication
capabilities compliment our transportation, engineering, and
environmental experience and make us a uniquely well-rounded firm that
can not only plan your communications system, but also design the roads,
bridges, utilities and buildings that surround, serve and house it.
Grounding/lightning protection systems, fire alarm, and fire suppression
systems are also included in Volkertís resume, all of which make us your
source for complete engineering services.
Clearwater Pass Bridge,
Pinellas County FL
I-565, Huntsville, AL
Mobile Bay I-10 Twin Bridges, Mobile,