At the core of a building lies the ICT Network – the ‘central nervous system’ of the building. ICT tools, products and services are the enablers of prosperity, innovation, equality and excellence in all dimensions of modern life – they enable access to information anywhere – securely and seamlessly, impacting productivity and streamlined operations.
ICT system infrastructure consists of physical and digital components: a Main Telecommunications Room, Wide Area Networks (WANs), Local Area Networks (LANs), servers, physical cabling and wireless technologies, command centres and dashboards.
- Engineering/ Design
- Building Infrastructure
- Physical Transport Technologies
- Network Design
- Workplace Devices
- IT/ Cable Technologies
- Data Centre/ Hall Design, Layouts
- Network, VOIP/LAN RFPs
- Condition Assessment/ Due Diligence Reports
- Feasibility Studies
- Master Planning
- Contract Documents
- Contract Administration
- Project Administration/ Management
- Peer Review
- Planning, Design and Compliance (PDC)
ICT failures usually result in lost revenue. The design of a robust, resilient, “network critical physical infrastructure” (NCPI) is essential for a highly available, scalable, sustainable and manageable network solution.
A complete communications raceway system permits connection to off-site networks. Diverse building entrance facilities can be designed to bring both fibre optic and copper based telecommunication carrier services to the building Main Telecomm/ POE Room (MTR) from multiple vendors for redundancy, facility wide. The MTR is connected to a building’s communications pathway riser system(s) servicing all floors, while pervasive Wireless LAN (WLAN) transport systems permit mobile/ roaming access and monitoring of company information systems. Internal Local Area Networks (LANs) are the vehicle for multiple system intercommunication, monitored by a Network Operations Centre (NOC).
Competitive advantage – integration with a holistic building intelligence
ICT systems can legitimately exist as stand-alone or siloed systems, but there is another investment level to consider if there is opportunity to converge the ICT infrastructure with other low voltage systems (electrical, lighting, lighting controls, security and audio visual).
Through integration with other related systems via a single, central, IP network,combined with digital metering, a facility’s critical ICT system functions (cable infrastructure, connections between horizontal and backbone cables, hardware, assets, pathways, locations and users), can be engineering for central monitoring and control. Data collected can be leveraged to achieve advanced operational efficiency and energy optimizationby means of a overarching building intelligence workflow automation. Learn More