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PK Electrical, Inc. is happy to congratulate Jason Aviles for passing the professional engineering exam.  He is an asset to the firm with his certified energy manager (C.E.M.®) and LEED Green Associate certifications. He holds an electrical engineering degree from the University of Nevada, Reno. Currently, Jason is working on a variety of projects and… Read More


 PK Electrical is expanding its electrical engineering services to the Denver area. The new office will be managed by principal, Alan Wiskus, LEED AP BD+C, vice president of PK Electrical. Mr. Wiskus brings 24 years of experience with him and has been instrumental in PK Electrical’s growth. “He is energetic, very knowledgeable and focused on… Read More


It used to be the case that in a university setting, engineering curricula was somewhat loosely defined due to there being so many career options available to engineers. Many different fields hire engineers. But colleges and universities won’t see an increase in enrollment in engineering programs if students are unaware of what an engineering degree… Read More


Interior lighting covers a very large segment of the lighting retrofit opportunities so I would like to continue with this topic and discuss lamp replacements.  Lamp replacements are usually the easiest retrofit to perform and consist of removing existing incandescent, halogen and non-ballasted lamps with screw in CFL lamps, LED lamps and energy savings non-ballasted… Read More


The Nevada Department of Transportation’s Northbound 395 Improvement Project, recently completed five months ahead of schedule on Reno’s busiest freeway, has been named one of the nation’s top 10 road construction projects and is now in the running to be named the nation’s top project in the America’s Transportation Award competition.   The project now… Read More


As mentioned in the outdoor lighting post, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, commercial lighting can account for 15% to 50% (with a median of 35%) of a building’s annual energy consumption.  Indoor lighting accounts for a majority of that statistic and also has a more diverse variety of lighting fixture types, lamp types… Read More


 Alan Wiskus just recently completed the three day Airfield Lighting Engineering Seminar. It covered everything from the basic theory and operation of airfield lighting products to their integration into an overall control and monitoring system using the latest state-of-the-art technologies. Recent developments in surface movement guidance and control systems were also discussed.… Read More


According to the U.S. Department of Energy, commercial lighting can account for 15% to 50% (median of 35%) of a building’s annual energy consumption.  Outdoor lighting is included in that statistic and retrofits in conjunction with interior lighting retrofits can reduce that annual energy consumption by as much as 85%.  Outdoor lighting retrofits can be… Read More


Here is a rare opportunity to join the region’s leading Electrical Engineering firm. PK Electrical is expanding. We are looking for top talent that excels in a fast paced environment. Desirable traits are strong initiative, team player, ability to work individually, pride in work quality and career minded. Electrical Engineer / Designer Responsibilities: Electrical design from… Read More


Karen Purcell, P.E. has written an article that appears in PE Magazine. As a society, we learn about the world and advance our well-being through science and engineering. The United States may be known around the world for its higher education, but compared to many other leading and steadily emerging countries we lack a strong focus… Read More