University Village Student Housing

University of California

Albany, CA

Royal Electric was a major subcontractor under the prime contractor of a new 582 unit UC Berkeley student housing complex. The complex consisted of 29 apartment buildings on slab on grade. The facility also included attached laundry facilities.

Royal Electric worked with the electrical Engineer hired by the general contractor to develop the unit lighting design, one-line diagrams, load calculations and medium voltage service distribution system. UC Berkeley facilities engineers and Royal Electric worked together to design the medium voltage distribution system feeding 13 pad moun oil-filled
distribution transformers, as well as service distribution feeders to each building.

The underground duct consisted of Voice, Data, and Video service duct banks with copper voice distribution backbone, and fiber optic Data/Voice distribution from the central distribution facility to each building distribution facility.

Each apartment unit electrical install included; meter panel, receptacles, switches, lighting
fixtures, with power for disposal, dishwashers, microwaves, washer/dryer, fan and HVAC. Site lighting scope included installation of an extensive timer/sensor/lighting for all sidewalks, drive areas and parking lots.

project details
Owner :
University of California, Berkeley
General Contractor :
J.R. Roberts Corporation
Contract Value :
Contract Time :
November 2004 – June 2009
Project Summary