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As the 2021 AGC PINNACLE & Safety Award Winning project in the Sustainability & Sensitivity to Environment, History, and/or Culture Renovation category, PK Electrical would like to highlight Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in our hometown of Reno, Nevada.  Having served on the design team as electrical engineering consultant providing the power and lighting controls systems design… Read More


Photovoltaic (PV) energy, also referred to as solar energy, is a clean, renewable source of power which converts sunlight into thermal or electrical energy.  The electrical energy produced through PV sources is then converted into electricity. There are three major types of solar energy:  passive, active, and thermal solar. Passive solar energy systems are built… Read More


What is there to lighting?  Picture it.  You walk into a room and can’t see, so you flip on a switch, right?  Or you walk into a public space like your office, or a store and the lights are just on.  You can see just fine so you think nothing of it and go about… Read More


Each year the Nevada Women’s Fund hosts an event to recognize extraordinary women in the northern Nevada community.  The mission of the Nevada Women’s fund is to remain, “dedicated to strengthening our community by empowering women to improve their lives and those of their families”.  The organization is governed by a Board of Directors including… Read More


Founded in 1996 by Karen Purcell, P.E., PK Electrical has grown from a small local business to a nationally recognized electrical engineering firm. This would not have been possible without our thoughtful leadership and innovative designs. The firm has had the privilege of continuing to work with the clients that it began working with 25… Read More


Washoe County School District is building a new high school on the former Wildcreek Golf Course. Procter Hug High School is WCSD’s first new high school designed and built since 2003. Currently, under construction, the school will have three stories and span 295,000 sq ft inclusive of a 435-seat performing arts center, three gymnasiums, labs… Read More


The Zweig Group is an essential resource for the AEC industry. This research, publishing, and consulting firm provides valuable information and resources that enable your company to succeed. Not only do they offer various seminars for all levels within your firm, but they also provide in-house training and online learning. The Zweig Group prides itself on delivering… Read More


Each year consists of new opportunities, challenges, and accomplishments. PK Electrical is overjoyed with the growth we have experienced over the last year, both professionally, and personally. As we approach 2020, we’d like to share some of the highlights from 2019! We Worked Hard Our engineers, designers, and drafters have worked diligently on approximately 200 projects… Read More


Over the past few years, PK Electrical is an electrical engineering company that has been a sub-consultant for some major recreation projects. The following is a small sample of a few recreation projects that we have worked on recently. If you are interested in working with us or would like to check out our other… Read More


Why Team Building is Effective Having a positive, engaging, and effective work environment is something that many companies strive to achieve, but fail to do so. It is difficult for many to find the happy medium between work and play, to build a team of engineers and electrical design consultants that works cohesively as a… Read More