U.S. District Federal Courthouse

Project Description

Wasatch Electric installed a high-end electrical distribution system, as well as a variety of other complex electrical systems during the construction of the U.S. District Federal Courthouse in Salt Lake City, UT. 

Located in the heart of downtown, the approximately 440,000-square-foot, ten-story building includes ten state-of-the-art courtrooms with 18-foot vaulted ceilings, administration offices, U.S. Marshals’ offices, and two levels of parking.

Scope of Work

The scope included the electrical distribution, all branch circuit wiring, power and lighting, emergency system power, fire alarm, voice and data, security and door control, lighting control able to control every light fixture in the building, and exterior lighting.

We delivered systems with precise specifications and outstanding features, including:

  • 8,000-amp bus duct and conduit system
  • 1,600-kW roof-mounted generator with uninterruptible power supply (UPS) system
  • Lighting control and dimming system capable of controlling every fixture in the building individually 
  • Four 50-foot stainless steel light poles to accent exterior grass area 
  • 54 custom-built, stainless-steel walkway lights around building 

Unique Attributes

Due to unique design and construction methods, the sequence of construction proved to be particularly challenging during this project. 

Some floors were poured cornet slabs, while others included raised floor panels. This method meant that some walls were poured to the deck while others only to the raised floor, adding significant complexity to our design and install.  Additionally, the ceilings were extremely congested with extensive duct work and mechanical piping, adding difficulty to our feeder conduit installation. 

Even with these obstacles, our team successfully completed the three-year project on time and within budget.

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