Midlands Business Journal | August 5, 2016
Use of technology driving work habits, in turn changing latest office designs
“Many of our clients have grand visions of how they would like to work, but supporting technology gets implemented in phases due to the reality of time and budgets,” said Heaney.
“Our customers are also asking for more large format flat screen displays and going away from the traditional projection screen and projector. These large monitors can be complicated to coordinate since each location requires additional support in the wall to accommodate the mounting bracket and physical weight.”
In addition, transitioning to wireless can be tough, especially in retrofitting existing spaces.
“As designers, we are taking a much more active, earlier role in planning for technology,” said Heaney. “Most systems we deal with are still hardwired, so planning for flexibility isn’t optimal. It takes a lot of forethought and communication on where power rough-ins and cabling drops need to be located, and may be located in the future, to provide flexibility for systems maybe not even purchased or in use yet.”
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