Programming is the process of gathering, organizing and assessing a clients technology resource utilization information.
We believe face-to-face meetings are the most efficient means of gathering and sharing information. It is necessary to include input from all levels of the organization. We utilize round table discussions, user interviews and department level meetings to identify as many functional issues and challenges as possible in order to provide a comprehensive understanding of how technology impacts your organization.
The Technology Programming Report is produced at the conclusion of this phase. This document summarizes our understanding of the project requirements and essentially provides the road map for the remainder of the project. Projected budget, design alternatives and organizational considerations are detailed for client review.
In the design phase we translate the documented requirements obtained from the Programming Phase into technical specifications and construction drawings for use in a competitive procurement model.
Using electronic models and drawings provided by the project Architect, we develop our own set of Information Technology based CONSTRUCTION DRAWINGS, or “T-Drawings.”
Our “T-Drawings” provide all necessary information for the various systems installation contractors to successfully complete their projects.
In this phase we also verify, and coordinate with the MEP, the space, power, and HVAC requirements for all applicable IT systems. This ensures the necessary support infrastructure is in place for current and future systems evolutions.
In addition to our “T-Drawings”, we provide comprehensive TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS which adhere to the CSI’s Master Format, (ie. Division 27). Unless directed otherwise, our specifications focus on the technical requirements versus specifying a particular product. This avoids bias or prejudice towards any specific vendor(s) or manufacturer(s).
In the Procurement Phase, we utilize the specifications and drawings from the Design Phase, to competitively source installation services through the standard RFP model.Services we provide:
There is no substitute for hands on project management. We regularly conduct site meetings with all parties involved, perform inspections and initiate corrective actions and follow up activities, in order to ensure that your project finishes on time and on budget.