In addition to highly refined technical skills, Kirby has demonstrated the management skills to efficiently work within the regulatory requirements of the federal government, and government agencies such as the FAA, EPA and URA. Kirby managers interface seamlessly with all levels of authority to insure that projects are completed on time, and on budget.

In hospitals, schools or other institutional projects, the electrical work must often be completed within the confines of an on-going enterprise. The surgeon in a hospital doesn’t halt his operation while the new electrical conduit is being run in an adjoining corridor. A building’s fire alarm and other life safety systems can’t be shut down while new generators are installed. Sanitary and clean-up concerns may be of significant importance. Again, Kirby Electric has demonstrated the ability to coordinate the electrical work around the schedules and requirements of the overall staffing.


Agricultural Science Building

Agricultural Science Building

The electrical installation for the poured-in-place Agricultural Science Building at Penn State University required the construction of a 2,000 foot underground communication duct bank and a 900 foot, 15 kv underground high voltage duct bank.

Magee Women's Hospital

Magee Women’s Hospital

Kirby’s electrical installation for the new, 275,000 square foot addition at Magee Women’s Hospital involved a new, state-of-the-art surgical facility, X-Ray rooms, and a radiation therapy center. All work was performed under highly sensitive sanitation conditions, while the hospital was in full operation.

Veteran’s Administration Medical Center

Veteran’s Administration Medical Center

The Veteran’s Administration Medical Center in Indianapolis remained fully operational while the Kirby team performed a comprehensive nine-floor electrical renovation.

Biomedical Science Tower

Biomedical Science Tower

The Biomedical Science Tower at Presbyterian University Hospital was built atop an already existing 9-story parking garage. As a result, the overall electrical installation required 80 tons of switchgear and substations to be installed more than 100 feet above street level.

U.S. Airways Jet Engine Test Facility

U.S. Airways Jet Engine Test Facility

Imagine the power and energy when a massive jet engine is throttled up to full thrust inside the fortress-like U.S. Airways Jet Engine Test Facility. Along with the power distribution, test monitoring, and alarm systems, Kirby installed a system of highbay lighting fixtures and special test cell flood lighting able to withstand those enormous forces.

U.S. Airways Jet Engine Test Facility

Pittsburgh International Airport

The Midfield Terminal project at the Pittsburgh International Airport required one of the largest 5kv electrical distribution systems ever installed in the nation. Massive switchgear, and over 300,000 feet of cable were required to feed 5,000 volts of energy to the various buildings, runways, control tower, and fuel farms throughout the sprawling facility.