A building project in Pokeno, south of Auckland will see a vacant lot become home to a gym, juice bar, office space and physio rooms, with each space having a unique lighting set up thanks to lighting & electrical engineering expert Vish Bagannagari, director of Vision Engineering Services Ltd (VESL).
Just the man for the job
Engaged thanks to a recommendation from the project’s electrician, Vish was just what project manager Stephen Briggs needed, creating a lighting design to meet the necessary regulations, safety and amenity requirements, and adding some design flair - with the expertise to do this all based on a reasonably open brief.
Each space has unique needs, too, which includes artificial lighting in the gym so the gym equipment can be safely seen and operated, as well as lighting for gym users to be able to see body definition in the mirrors, and ensure they’re working the right muscles.
Vish’s lighting design also includes pathway lighting, including for disabled access and emergency exits, and lighting for security around the building. He has also designed a power plan, which ensures the necessary power is provided to safely operate gym equipment, lighting and other building operations, such as IT requirements, security system, access control and CCTV.
Originally engaged to secure the necessary consents for the building, environmental planner Stephen stayed on as project manager and credits Vish with exceptional communication, and a true passion for his work, seeking feedback and asking insightful questions regarding the project, and taking Stephen through his plan in detail by phone and email.
Vish also handled communication with the council over the lighting and power plan, enabling a more direct line of contact for that aspect of the building, and keeping Stephen informed every step of the way.
“As the project manager everything comes back through you, but you're not an expert on everything. Vish has been very effective and his goals are aligned with my own. He was able to design something to fit the purpose of what we need. His service is really good.
“It’s great to be able to surround yourself with people like Vish, as he knows what he’s doing, and we can forge forward with what we’re doing. His communication skills are exceptional. “