Technology brings buildings to life. This technology encompasses systems that are continually growing more sophisticated, interconnected, and essential. Mazzetti+GBA offers technology consulting services to plan and design system implementation within the built environment. We apply a consultative approach to planning that combines facility surveys, visioning, recommendations, cost estimating, evaluations, construction and permitting documents, procurement, construction project management, and more. Our technology consulting specialties include the following:
Structured Cabling and Telecommunications Space Design
We consult to ensure telecommunications rooms are properly sized and located based on healthcare facility standards, code requirements, and best practices. We develop drawings using 3D modeling for telecommunications room equipment layouts and pathways. We design the distribution and backbone cable and hardware to support IT devices, VoIP telephony, and IP-based systems like video, security, and building automation. This requires an understanding of the systems, equipment, and applications, not just cable itself.
Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) and Radio Coverage Enhancement
We help plan systems to propagate signal for cellular service, emergency responder radio, and telemetry coverage throughout healthcare facilities.
Security and Access Control
We consult and plan physical access control systems, video surveillance, personal duress, and intrusion detection using our knowledge of the facility operations, architectural design, specified door hardware, and IT capabilities.
Audiovisual (AV) Systems
For conference rooms, classrooms, and huddle rooms, we create AV systems for presentations, video teleconferencing, and collaboration based on leading edge products in the industry. Mazzetti+GBA also plans digital signage and wayfinding, background music, overhead paging, and sound masking systems.
Mazzetti+GBA has extensive healthcare project experience and expertise that includes nurse call systems, real time location systems, infant / pediatric security systems, wireless telephone systems, patient observation video, fall prevention, interactive television systems, synchronized clocks, and refrigerator temperature monitoring. We also leverage the expertise of Mazzetti+GBA’s in-house medical equipment consultants for systems such as physiological monitoring, telemetry, imaging, and OR integration to properly design infrastructure to support these systems. We believe an all-encompassing, integrated approach for IT, equipment, and systems leads to the best project outcomes for the design team, owner, and contractor alike.
IT Active Device Planning
For your new healthcare facility, Mazzetti+GBA can ensure medical IT devices are incorporated into the building design and accurately tracked and budgeted. This service includes computers, telephones and VoIP systems, network equipment including wireless access points, printers, televisions, displays, and touchscreens. We share the same powerful in-house software used for our medical equipment planning services for design team coordination, budgeting, and purchasing. We can assist in evaluations, procurement, and tracking of IT equipment purchases to ensure the best products are delivered on-time and within budget. We also provide consulting services like predictive surveys for wireless networks to help ensure systems are correctly designed from the start.
Project Management, Reviews, and Consulting
Mazzetti+GBA can provide value at any phase of your project. Whether master planning, generating early cost estimates for CON budgets, documenting technology standards, performing peer review of construction documents, serving as the project manager for technology scope, or performing commissioning and post-occupancy reviews, our expertise helps ensure project success.