Radha Krishna Temple Construction


(1) Disconnect and save light fixtures for owner storage/future use 

(2) Disconnect power from expansion area for demolition and modify wiring so other building areas can continue operation.

(3) Add Kitchen Panels and connect to MDP

(4) Run raceways from MDP to Kitchen Panels

(5) Re run raceway to new lighting, switches and equipment power connections

(6) Connect hot kitchen equipment to UDS, connect power to UDS, 

(7) Connections for fire alarm

(8) Modify electrical power at Utility Closet 2nd floor to modify room and reaccomodate Washer/Dryer, light fixture 

(9) Make power connections on roof for Exhaust Fan and Condenser Units for walk in coolers

(10) Make connections for other HVAC equipment including MUAF, HVAC package with AH, 

(11) Install new light fixtures

(12) Modify circuits for light switches and power to make large hall on first floor independent of kitchen area.




SECTION 26 05 00




The electrical work included in all other divisions is the responsibility of the contractor performing the division 26 work unless noted otherwise.




Note to A/E: Describe to the bidding contractors the major electrical work involved on the project



The work under this section includes basic electrical requirements, which are applicable to all Division 26 sections.  This section includes information common to two or more technical specification sections or items that are of a general nature, not conveniently fitting into other technical sections.  Included are the following topics:



Project Overview


Related Work

Reference Standards

Regulatory Requirements

Quality Assurance

Continuity of Existing Services and Systems

Protection of Finished Surfaces

Approved Electrical Testing Laboratories

Sleeves and Openings

Sealing and Fire Stopping

State and/or User Agency Furnished Equipment

Work by State and/or User Agency

Provisions for Future Work




Project/Site Conditions

Work Sequence and Scheduling

Work by Other Trades

Offsite Storage

Salvage Materials

Certificates and Inspections

Operating and Maintenance Data

Record Drawings


Access Panels and Doors


Sealing and Fire Stopping


Excavation and Backfill

Concrete Work

Cutting and Patching

Building Access

Equipment Access


Sleeves and Openings

Sealing and Fire Stopping

Housekeeping and Clean Up

Agency Training



Applicable provisions of Division 1 govern work under this Section.


Section 01 91 01 or 01 91 02 – Commissioning Process

Section 07 84 00 – Fire Stopping



Abbreviations of standards organizations referenced in this and other sections are as follows:


              Edit this list to agree with the specification sections that are actually used.


ANSI     American National Standards Institute

ASTM   American Society for Testing and Materials

EPA       Environmental Protection Agency

ETL       Electrical Testing Laboratories, Inc.

IEEE      Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

IES         Illuminating Engineering Society

ISA        Instrument Society of America

NBS       National Bureau of Standards

NEC       National Electric Code

NEMA   National Electrical Manufacturers Association

NESC    National Electrical Safety Code

NFPA    National Fire Protection Association

NRTL    Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory

UL         Underwriters Laboratories Inc.

DSPS     Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services



All work and materials are to conform in every detail to applicable rules and requirements of the Wisconsin State Electrical Code (SPS 316), the National Electrical Code (NFPA 70), other applicable National Fire Protection Association codes, the National Electrical Safety Code, and present manufacturing standards (including NEMA).

All Division 26 work shall be done under the direction of a currently licensed State of Wisconsin Master Electrician.

All Division 26 work shall comply with SPS 101.862 and SPS 305.40 for electrical wiring integral with pre-manufactured structures.


Where equipment or accessories are used which differ in arrangement, configuration, dimensions, ratings, or engineering parameters from those indicated on the contract documents, the contractor is responsible for all costs involved in integrating the equipment or accessories into the system and the assigned space, and for obtaining the performance from the system into which these items are placed.

 Manufacturer references used herein are intended to establish a level of quality and performance requirements unless more explicit restrictions are stated to apply.

All materials, shall be listed by and shall bear the label of an approved Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) as identified by the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), per the OSHA Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory Program.  If none of the approved electrical testing laboratories has published standards for a particular item, then other national independent testing standards, if available, applicable, and approved by CM, shall apply and such items shall bear those labels.  Where one of the approved electrical testing laboratories has an applicable system listing and label, the entire system, shall be so labeled.

 The following shall be included for projects involving Medium Voltage cable, Medium Voltage equipment or components.

 The Contractor shall be a company with experience in the installation of medium voltage cable, medium voltage equipment and components. The company shall have documented history with a minimum of two similar medium voltage projects.

 The contractor shall have a minimum of two qualified electricians trained and experienced (Minimum of two similar medium voltage projects) in the installation of medium voltage cable, medium voltage equipment and components.

 At the discretion of the Engineer, documentation of experience, and relevant projects shall be furnished by the contractor.

 Workmen involved in splicing and termination of cables shall have been specifically trained in the procedures required for the splices and terminations used in this project. 

 At the discretion of the Engineer, documentation of experience and/or training in medium voltage cable splicing and termination shall be furnished by the Contractor.



No outages shall be permitted on existing systems except at the time and during the interval specified by the user agency and by the  CM/Project Representative.  The institution may require written approval.  Any outage must be scheduled when the interruption causes the least interference with normal institutional schedules and business routines.  No extra costs will be paid to the Contractor for such outages which must occur outside of regular weekly working hours.


This Contractor shall restore any circuit interrupted as a result of this work to proper operation as soon as possible.  Note that institutional operations are on a seven-day week schedule.


The consultant is expected to discuss the interruption of any service with the user agency and/or occupants of the building, prior to the bid, to determine how these changes can best be made.  If work is required on weekends, nights, or holidays, this must be indicated in the specifications and/or on the drawings.



Contractor shall take precautions to prevent any damage of finished surfaces.



The following laboratories are approved for providing electrical product safety testing, listing and labeling services as required in these specifications:

 A Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) as identified by the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), per the OSHA Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory Program.



Refer to Division 1, General Requirements, Sleeves and Openings.



Sealing and fire stopping of sleeves/openings between conduits, cable trays, wireways, troughs, cablebus, busduct, etc. and the sleeve, structural or partition opening shall be the responsibility of the contractor whose work penetrates the opening. Provide all fire stopping of fire rated penetrations and sealing of smoke rated penetrations in compliance with section 07 84 00 Fire Stopping.




This article is intended to alert the Contractor that the user agency will be furnishing some equipment that will have to be received, stored, installed, and/or which will need final connections for the completed project.  In some cases, it may be appropriate to refer to other sections for a more complete description of the equipment being furnished or the work involved in installation.



 This article is intended to alert the Contractor that the user agency and other contractors will be performing some work necessary for the completed project and the Contractor is to coordinate with this work.


 Explain what systems or subsystems have been provided or sized for future expansion and what the Contractor must do to maintain these provisions.  This article is not needed if equipment is the only item that has been sized for the future, if the future capacity of that equipment is indicated on schedules, and if no other work is required of the contractor for this future provision.


The Contractor shall furnish and install all the necessary materials, apparatus, and devices to complete the electrical equipment and systems installation herein specified, except such parts as are specifically exempted herein.

If an item is either called for in the specifications or shown on the plans, it shall be considered sufficient for the inclusion of said item in this contract.  If a conflict exists within the Specifications or exists within the Drawings, the Contractor shall furnish the item, system, or workmanship, which is the highest quality, largest, or most closely fits the CM/Project Managers's intent (as determined by the Project Manager).  Refer to the General Conditions of the Contract for further clarification.

It must be understood that the details and drawings are diagrammatic.  The Contractor shall verify all dimensions at the site and be responsible for their accuracy.

All sizes as given are minimum except as noted.

Materials and labor shall be new (unless noted or stated otherwise), first class, and workmanlike, and shall be subject at all times to the DFD's and/or A/E's inspections, tests and approval from the commencement until the acceptance of the completed work.

Whenever a particular manufacturer's product is named, it is intended to establish a level of quality and performance requirements unless more explicit restrictions are stated to apply.


Before submitting bid, he Contractor shall call the attention of the CM/Project Manager  to any materials or apparatus the Contractor believes to be inadequate and to any necessary items of work omitted. 


Submit for all equipment and systems as indicated in the respective specification sections, marking each submittal with that specification section number.  Mark general catalog sheets and drawings to indicate specific items being submitted and proper identification of equipment by name and/or number, as indicated in the contract documents.  Failure to do this may result in the submittal(s) being returned to the Contractor for correction and resubmission.  Failing to follow these instructions does not relieve the Contractor from the requirement of meeting the project schedule.

On request, the successful bidder shall furnish additional drawings, illustrations, catalog data, performance characteristics, etc.

Submittals shall be grouped to include complete submittals of related systems, products, and accessories in a single submittal.  Mark dimensions and values in units to match those specified.  Include wiring diagrams of electrically powered equipment.

The submittals must be approved before fabrication is authorized.

Submit sufficient quantities of submittals to allow the following distribution:

              Operating and Maintenance Manuals              2 copies

              User agency                                                                                                               1 copy

              A/E                    1 copy

            Field Office         1 copy




List special or unusual project conditions affecting the Contractor's work.


Install Work in locations shown on drawings, unless prevented by project conditions.

Prepare drawings showing proposed rearrangement of work to meet project conditions, including changes to work specified in other sections.  Obtain permission before proceeding.

Tools, materials and equipment shall be confined to areas designated by CM and user agency.



Install work in phases to accommodate user agency's occupancy requirements.  During the construction period coordinate electrical schedule and operations with Construction/Project Mgr.



Every attempt has been made to indicate in this trade's specifications and drawings all work required of this Contractor.  However, there may be additional specific paragraphs in other trade specifications and addenda, and additional notes on drawings for other trades which pertain to this trade's work, and thus those additional requirements are hereby made a part of these specifications and drawings.


Electrical details on drawings for equipment to be provided by others are based on preliminary design data only.  This Contractor shall lay out the electrical work and shall be responsible for its correctness to match equipment actually provided by others.



Prior approval by CM/Project Mgr and the A/E will be needed.  The contractor shall submit Storage Agreement Form  to CM/Project Mgr for consideration of off-site materials storage.  In general, building wire, conduit, fittings and similar rough-in material will not be accepted for off-site storage.  No material will be accepted for off-site storage unless shop drawings for the material have been approved.



No materials removed from this project shall be reused unless specifically noted otherwise.  All materials removed shall become the property of and shall be disposed of by the Contractor.


              The following electrical related items shall be removed and reused:

*light fixtures

*fire life safety and fire alarm devices - shall be relocated if required by code or shall remain in their locations

*Existing electrical power receptacles shall remain in place unless they will be blocked or deemed unusable due to installation of new kitchen equipment.

*Existing light switches shall be kept in their locations where possible, and shall be coordinated and approved by the Construction/Project Mgr..  


Contractor shall try to use as much of the existing wiring as possible where located.

The lighting and power circuits for the new kitchen expansion space iwll have to be modified to allow the lighting and power to be on separate circuits independent of the main meeting hall or adjacent smaller meeting rooms.


Obtain and pay for all required installation inspections, except those provided by the DFD, in accordance with the Wisconsin Administrative Code.  Deliver originals of these certificates to the  Project Representative.

Electrical inspections shall be coordinated with the Construction/Project Manager.

Prior to the start of significant on-site electrical work, the contractor shall schedule a pre-installation meeting with the Construction Manager to discuss the inspection requirements and review the contract requirements (also see Article 15 of the General Conditions). The Electrical Contractor shall be present during electrical inspections.  


All operations and maintenance data shall comply with the submission and content requirements specified under section GENERAL REQUIREMENTS.


In addition to the general content specified under GENERAL REQUIREMENTS supply the following additional documentation:

1.Manufacturer’s wiring diagrams for electrically powered equipment.

2.[A/E and commissioning provider to define detailed operation and maintenance data requirements for this section per agency direction.]



The Contractor shall maintain at least one copy each of the specifications and drawings on the job site at all times.


The Project/Construction Mgr will provide the Contractor with a suitable set of contract drawings on which daily records of changes and deviations from contract shall be recorded.  Dimensions and elevations on the record drawings shall locate all buried or concealed piping, conduit, or similar items.


The daily record of changes shall be the responsibility of Contractor's field superintendent.  No arbitrary mark-ups will be permitted.


At completion of the project, the Contractor shall submit the marked-up record drawings to the Architect/Engineer prior to final payment.






Contractor shall coordinate the location of all access panels and doors with the Project/Construction Mgr .  


Lay-in Ceilings:

Lay in ceilings shall already be removed in areas that are deemed to be modified for the new kitchen expansion space.   


Concealed Spline Ceilings:

Removable sections of ceiling tile held in position with metal slats or tabs compatible with the ceiling system used will be provided under other divisions.


Metal Pan Ceilings:

Removable sections of ceiling tile held in position by pressure fit will be provided under other divisions.


Plaster Walls and Ceilings, Concealed Cavities:

16 gauge frame with not less than a 20 gauge hinged door panel, prime coated steel for general applications, stainless steel for use in toilets, showers and similar wet areas, concealed hinges, screwdriver operated cam latch for general application, key lock for use in public areas, UL listed for use in fire rated partitions if required by the application.  Use the largest size access opening possible, consistent with the space and the equipment needing service; minimum size 20” x 30”.


The Electrical Consultant must coordinate this item with the Architect.  Not only are aesthetic parameters involved, but also the Architect must indicate in the General specifications that the General Contractor must install a certain number of these openings so that the costs will be included in the bid.



See Electrical section 26 05 53 – Identification for Electrical Systems.




Provide all fire stopping of fire rated penetrations and sealing of smoke rated penetrations in compliance with section 07 84 00 “Fire Stopping”.


Whenever possible, avoid penetrations of fire and smoke rated construction.  When they cannot be avoided, verify that the design provides sufficient space for the penetration to be effectively fire and smoke stopped.


Coordinate with Project/Construction Mgr, to identify locations of fire and smoke rated construction and their hourly ratings.



Conduit Penetrations Below Grade:

In exterior wall openings below grade, use a modular mechanical type seal consisting of interlocking synthetic rubber links shaped to continuously fill the annular space between the uninsulated conduit and the cored opening or water-stop type wall sleeve.


Conduit and Cable Tray Penetrations Above Grade:

At through-wall conduit and cable tray penetrations of non-rated interior and exterior walls, and floors, use urethane caulk in annular space between conduit and sleeve, or the core drilled opening.






              Coordinate the proper section reference given below. Coordinate the excavation work required for this division of the work with the site plan and other architectural work.


Perform all excavation and backfill work to accomplish indicated electrical systems installation unless noted otherwise.




              Coordinate the quantity and location of all cast-in-place concrete work with the architectural drawings.  It is desired that the Electrical Contractor perform no concrete work.


The Division 3 Contractor will perform all cast-in-place concrete unless noted otherwise elsewhere.  Provide all layout drawings, anchor bolts, metal shapes, and/or templates required to be cast into concrete or used to form concrete for the support of electrical equipment.



Refer to Division 1, General Requirements, Cutting and Patching.



Arrange for the necessary openings in the building to allow for admittance of all apparatus with Project/Construction Manager.  Any openings will need to be restored as they pre-existed if openings need to be made to allow apparatus in.



Install all piping, conduit, ductwork, and accessories to permit access to equipment for maintenance.  Coordinate the exact location of wall and ceiling access panels and doors with the Construction Mgr, making sure that access is available for all equipment and specialties.  Where access is required in plaster or drywall walls or ceilings, furnish the access doors but they must be preapproved and coordinated with the Project/Construction Mgr. prior to installation.



The Contractor shall cooperate with other trades and Project/Construction Mgr  in locating work in a proper manner.  Should it be necessary to raise or lower or move longitudinally any part of the electrical work to better fit the general installation, such work shall be done at no extra cost, provided such decision is reached prior to actual installation.  The Contractor shall check location of electrical outlets with respect to other installations before installing.


The Contractor shall verify that all devices are compatible for the surfaces on which they will be used.  This includes, but is not limited to light fixtures, panelboards, devices, etc. and recessed or semi-recessed heating units installed in/on architectural surfaces.


Coordinate all work with Project/Construction Mgr and other contractors prior to installation.  Any installed work that is not coordinated and that interferes with other contractor's work shall be removed or relocated at the installing contractor's expense.



Conduit penetrations in new poured concrete horizontal construction requiring F and T rating: Form opening using hole form or core drill opening.  Alternatively provide cast in place fire stopping devices/sleeves.


Conduit penetrations in new poured concrete horizontal construction requiring F rating but no T rating:  Same as conduit penetrations in new poured concrete construction requiring F and T ratings except that schedule 40 steel pipe sleeves may also be used.

 Conduit penetrations in new poured concrete horizontal construction that do not require F or T ratings:  Provide schedule 40 steel pipe sleeve, form opening using hole form or core drill opening.

 Conduit penetrations in existing concrete floors:  Core drill openings.

 Conduit penetrations through existing floors located in food service areas that do not require a T rating: Core drill sleeve opening large enough to insert schedule 40 sleeve, extend sleeve 2 inches above the floor and grout area around sleeve with hydraulic setting, non-shrink grout.

Where penetrating conduit weight is supported by floor, provide manufactured product or structural bearing collar designed to carry load.




Provide all fire stopping of fire rated penetrations and sealing of smoke rated penetrations in compliance with section 07 84 00 Fire Stopping.



In exterior wall openings below grade, assemble rubber links of mechanical seal to the proper size for the conduit and tighten in place, in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions. Install so that the bolts used to tighten the seal are accessible from the interior of the building or vault.

At all interior and exterior walls, through-wall conduit penetrations are required to be sealed.  Apply sealant to both sides of the penetration in such a manner that the annular space between the sleeve or cored opening and the conduit is completely blocked.



For penetrations (both rated and non-rated) in floors subject to water intrusion or in rooms housing electrical equipment (but not within walls) provide one of the following:

Conduit penetration where steel pipe sleeve is used extend steel sleeve 2” above the floor.
Conduit penetration where cast in place fire stopping device/sleeve is used, extend device/sleeve 2” above the floor (provided it meets the device’s UL listing).
Conduit penetration where there is no steel sleeve or cast in place fire stopping device/sleeve, provide 2”x 2” x 1/8” galvanized steel angles fastened to floor surrounding the penetration or group of penetrations to prevent water from getting to penetration.  Provide urethane caulk between angles and floor and fasten angles to floor minimum 8”on center.  Seal corners water tight with urethane caulk. 


Floors subject to water intrusion or rooms housing electrical equipment include the following locations:

Food Service/Kitchen Areas
Walk In Coolers/Freezers
Locker/Shower Rooms
Janitor Rooms w/ Sinks
Mechanical/Plumbing Equipment Rooms
Chemical/Hazardous Waste Storage
Data/Telecommunications Rooms
Electrical Equipment Rooms
Kitchen Dry Storage Room

Provide waterproof caulk sealant top coating on fire stopping system (or other approved means to protect the fire stopping system from water) in areas subject to wash down such as Food Service and Dish Washing Areas.



The Contractor shall clean up and remove from the premises, on a daily basis, all debris and rubbish resulting from its work and shall repair all damage to new and existing equipment resulting from its work.  When job is complete, this Contractor shall remove all tools, excess material and equipment, etc., from the site.



Contractor to provide factory authorized representative and/or field personnel knowledgeable with the operations, maintenance and troubleshooting of the system and/or components defined within this section for a minimum period of 1 hour.