I am remodeling a house and need to put in place a completely new electrical wiring along with security and surveillance systems (wiring for motion sensors and CCV cameras outside).
I am going to hire an engineer for the project. However I'd like to understand the typical requirements for such a project to be better prepared for my conversations with contractors.
My idea is to ask for a CAD project with a set of diagrams/views. Specifically, the following:
- Blueprint with all the lights, sockets, switches, meter and distribution board placed on the floor plan.
- Schema listing the cable types and maximum power allowed per circuit.
- Distribution board plan.
- Exact layout of cable on walls/ceilings including enclosures, where needed (2D/3D?).
Once the above is complete, I would expect the engineer to control the execution of the plan and test the wiring once it is installed.
Overall, I want to accomplish 2 things:
- Ease of maintenance for years to come.
- High quality electrical wiring to be built.
Questions I have:
- Are there any important artifacts/documents I should be asking the engineer to provide?
- Should I be asking an electrical engineer to also design the wiring for CCV cameras and motion sensors or is this job best left to someone else?
- Perhaps I am over-engineering and the above list can be simplified?
UPDATE I am located in Europe and not concerned much with the local regulations as I am sure the requirements for regulators will be met at the end.