information technology

Information Technology

Technological breakthroughs are changing the face of building design and construction. In today’s world, information technology is often cited as the fourth utility, after HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems. To bridge the gap between design and technology, IT systems can no longer be an afterthought, but must be incorporated as part of the initial facility programming. Technology has potential impacts on floor space, HVAC systems, power requirements, and construction budgets.

The complexity and evolving nature of the IT environment requires skilled design services. Complex buildings and campuses should be designed to integrate the latest in modern technology and accommodate future technological advances.

At Industrial Technology Group, we recognize the importance of putting advanced technology to work for our clients. Our IT professionals offer expertise in bringing together elements of building infrastructure with cutting-edge technologies and integrated systems and applications. Our approach places significant emphasis on understanding and interpreting the needs of our clients and delivering cost-effective solutions.

Comprehensive services that offer solutions

Every small addition, complete building or entire campus requires a comprehensive solution to assure proper function of all voice, data, and video services, whether wired or wireless.  Incorporating the latest technologies and industry standards in budgeting, space planning, copper and fiber optic cabling, electronics and wireless technologies will prepare any project for both current needs and future flexibility and expansion.

Our comprehensive services include:

Architectural Assistance

  • IT space planning and analysis for telecommunications rooms
  • Building entrance facilities, server rooms and data centers
  • Manhole, duct bank, riser shaft and cable trays
  • Master planning, campus distribution, budgeting and scope planning

Client Assistance

  • IT budget planning
  • IT scope and systems analysis
  • System integration and consolidation
  • Provide leadership and focal point for disparate departments and institutional divisions
  • Provide leadership for various vendors and contractors already providing services
  • Provide education, awareness, technology updates, options and alternatives
  • Communication system analysis and audit
  • Master planning, mission statement, standards creation

Project Contributions

  • Coordinated plans and specifications
  • Adequate HVAC, power and redundancy
  • Proper cabling function, topology, quantity and type (copper or fiber optic)
  • Adherence to client and industry standards
  • Provide wireless integration
  • Provide wireless integration
  • Capacity for future growth and flexibility
  • Contractor compliance

Designing proven Information
Technology solutions

Leaders in telecommunications distribution design

Systems

The following systems can be included on plans and specifications:

  • Back box and conduit locations (may be included in MEP base services)
  • Voice structured cabling system
  • Voice systems (PBX and Voice over Internet Protocol – VoIP)
  • Data structured cabling system
  • Data Electronics (Ethernet switches, routers, etc.)
  • Cable Television system (CATV)
  • Fire Alarm system
  • Access Control system
  • Closed Circuit TV System (CCTV) security monitoring and recording
  • Nurse Call system
  • Synchronized clock system
  • Intercom system
  • Overhead Paging system
  • Communications grounding
  • Telecommunications Service Provider coordination

The following systems can be coordinated with owner/architect and integrated with space planning, structured cabling or a wireless system.  Actual systems are typically provided by the owner or specialty vendors

  • Building Automation System (BAS)
  • Interactive video-on-demand
  • Message board TV
  • Educational TV
  • Satellite uplink
  • Physiological monitoring (telemetry, remote monitors, fetal monitors)
  • Automated dispensing equipment (Pyxis, Omnicell, robotic transport)
  • Intelligent cable management systems
  • Equipment alarms (refrigerator/freezer, blood bank, medical gas, narcotics)
  • Audio-visual systems (conference room/theater systems)
  • Operating Room audio-visual systems (Storz, Infinity/Global) routers, cameras and remote monitors
  • Time and Attendance system (Kronos)
  • Video Conferencing (physician consult, telemedicine, telepathology, video visitation)
  • Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS)
  • Digital Imaging
  • Electronic Health Record
  • Clinical OR Information system
  • Dictation/transcription
  • Electronic way-finding (kiosk, automated attendant)
  • Cellular phone
  • Emergency Medical Communication system (ambulance, med flight)
  • Facilities 2-way radio
  • Emergency 2-way radio (fire, police)
  • Pocket Paging
  • Family Notifier
  • Infant Abduction
  • Patient Wandering
  • Emergency call-for-help
  • Asset Tracking
  • Bar Coding
  • Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
  • Sound Masking
  • Patient Experience and Satisfaction (room status, menu selection, admissions/discharge, DVD player, HVAC control)

In today’s rapidly changing world, you need a partner who knows how to
design the infrastructure to support a complex Information Technology
system – someone who can provide you with a comprehensive solution
that ensures high performance and easy expansion.

 

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