Mr. Franchak acts as Electrical Engineering Manager for the San Diego Branch of Turpin & Rattan Engineering, Inc. and brings with him over 41 years of experience in the design of electrical systems for various types of built environments. He has extensive design and engineering experience involving large commercial spaces, tenant improvement and new office spaces, research and development facilities, mission-critical facilities, data centers, healthcare facilities, military facilities, telecommunications and educational facilities.
These projects involved lighting design, normal/emergency power distribution up to 15kV, emergency generators, UPS and standby power distribution design, cogeneration, grid-tied solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, fire alarm and security system design, switchgear equipment layouts, and specifications and cost opinion preparation. Mr. Franchak has designed electrical distribution systems with various levels of redundancy and complexity for many mission-critical facilities.
Mr. Franchak has extensive familiarity with building mechanical, structural and architectural systems and site civil engineering design through many years of coordination with these design disciplines. He works closely with the entire A/E design team to provide support and anticipate interdisciplinary needs. Mr. Franchak’s years of experience contribute to a thorough knowledge of electrical and building codes. He is familiar with energy-efficient system design including USGBC LEED and excels at incorporating client-based standards when required. Mr. Franchak is also well versed in fast track, design/build and other time-sensitive project delivery methods.