While planning a new construction project, it’s important to keep networks and IT in mind. Doing so helps ensure favorable results and minimizes unexpected happenings. By bridging experience gained on past projects and applying them to future actions, we are able to eliminate confusion, waste, and loss of money and time.
Previous experience helps to provide network planning logic. It is critical to identify whether a client requirement is unusual, or if other internal and external factors may come into play, and tackle them quickly to reduce disruption to the overall project plan and schedule.
More commonly than not, persons who are not qualified to design or build a network are making the decisions (or rather not making decisions), in tandem with architects and developers, on how IT will fit into the equation. Construction managers and electricians are making the decisions on where low voltage wiring should go, without understanding that different systems may need to be wired differently.
Budgeting for technology planning with space function is a critical element most owners overlook in the design phase. As a result, decisions often get made in haste, compromising space function, network performance, and future proof planning. The result is a brand-new space with a poorly performing network.
In today’s modern times, technology depends on the function of the network. Smart lighting, building HVAC, network, wireless, phones, audio, video, digital marketing, surveillance, and corporate streaming technology all rely on planning and performance. New tenants get discouraged when brand new spaces don’t deliver a favorable technology experience.
HOW WE CAN HELP
FocusConnect has the expertise, and firsthand knowledge to help you plan the next new development for optimum success. There is a great benefit to having one provider assist you in the designing, planning, implementation, and support for the entire project. Contact us to learn more.