As with data cables, electrical cables must be dropped from the ceiling or fed through the floor or wall. If furnishings have power poles that extend from the furniture to the ceiling (these are most commonly encountered with cubicles), this power pole must have internal separation and shielding to carry both data and electrical cables.
The City of Houston (along with many other municipalities) does not allow furniture installers to install electrical components into panels or stations. Instead, they specify that this must be performed by a city-approved, licensed, master electrical vendor. If you’re located in a municipality with this requirement, electricians will need to come in and make all of the “hot” connections, including the power to workplaces, and make any needed adjustments (such as relocating a light switch that is hidden behind a desk, etc.) Often, electricians are not familiar with particular office furniture brands and how the connections need to be made. Your office furniture installation project manager (who should be knowledgeable about various office furniture brands) can schedule and work alongside these electricians to provide guidance while they’re completing this task.