Moving to or establishing new premises can be a huge undertaking for any organisation. Normally there is an army of consultants and engineers taking care of the architecture, power and plumbing, but nobody to take care of your network infrastructure which is often then specified as an afterthought leaving you with a lack of control. TNP can assist, becoming an integral part of the design team, making the planning and specification of your IT infrastructure as important as the electrical wiring. TNP can also assist with the specification of wireless access, undertaking desktop surveys and advising on placement of access points to ensure full coverage once the building is handed over. We can also help you with the project management of the building delivery and handover, ensuring that your IT infrastructure is not sidelined.
- New HQ building – A local authority was planning for a relocation to a new headquarters. TNP were appointed to assist with all aspects of the building network infrastructure fit-out and commissioning, including specification of new datacentre infrastructure, wireless access design, procurement of new equipment and stage-by-stage relocation of existing. Full project management services were provided to ensure that all network services were ready for staff moves.
- Comms room and data cabling specifications – A large HE organisation was having issues with building and cabling contractors installing network infrastructure to varying quality standards. A suite of documents were created, setting out minimum installation standards and mandating manufacturers to ensure quality and consistency leading to a network infrastructure that is ultimately easier to support.