Technology Area Design

Expert guidance to ensure your construction project incorporates your technology ambitions

The organization and physical environment of your technology areas throughout your business are as critical as the components themselves. If a space isn’t properly equipped to handle the cooling, cabling, and power demands of your organization, system performance will suffer and leave you with time-consuming and costly issues. Sentinel’s Technology Area Design team collaborates with architects, engineers, installers, and technicians to create and deliver the ideal environment for your infrastructure.
Sentinel’s consultants are BICSI Registered Communications Distribution Designers (RCDD), the building industry’s highest certification in technology design. We are experts on the latest and best strategies and systems, offering complete design assessments and solutions regardless of the location logistics or equipment manufacturer. Additionally, Sentinel’s many partnerships with IT industry leaders provide the team with unparalleled expertise and guidance across networks, data center, and audiovisual environments.
Design and Planning Services

The demand for faster, more powerful systems continues to escalate at an aggressive pace as technology infrastructure elements reach their capacity and stress limits. No matter if you’re moving, expanding, renovating, or doing a technology refresh, Sentinel’s Technology Area Design consultants can help with the enhancement and planning of spaces that include low voltage cable infrastructure, data centers, audiovisual systems, sound masking/paging systems and on-premise security systems. Our consultants prepare budget estimates, programming and design criteria documents to meet operational requirements, as well as detailed specification/bid documents and drawings.

If your organization wants to ensure its building facilities are optimized for the powerful technologies you use to conduct business, engage with Sentinel’s Technology Area Design team on any of the following topics:

Data, Voice, and Video Cabling

  • Complete structured cabling designs
  • Wireless access point placement
  • Fiber optics
  • Coaxial and video distribution
  • Emergency communications
  • Nurse call systems

Technology Spaces

  • Computer rooms
  • MDF and IDF rooms
  • Tier-class data centers
  • Conference rooms
  • Board rooms
  • Amenity spaces
  • Test and staging labs
  • Network Operations Centers (NOC)
  • Trading floors
  • Auditoriums
  • Classrooms & lecture halls

Audiovisual Components

  • Collaborative areas
  • Conferencing systems
  • Document sharing
  • Room scheduling
  • Sound masking
  • Media walls
  • Live switching camera systems
  • Paging systems
  • Projection system design
  • Sound system design

Security Components

  • Access control systems
  • Video surveillance systems
  • Intercoms
  • Duress buttons
  • Intrusion detection
  • Motion detection
  • Biometrics
  • HIPAA and PCI integration
Sentinel’s Technology Area Design team also provides non-disruptive assessments of current or proposed technology spaces to determine if the conditions fully support your current infrastructure and future growth needs. This includes examinations of heating/cooling systems, power wiring, fire suppression, available utility services, security, cable infrastructure, and space layouts. Potential inefficiencies, code issues, or risks will be identified and detailed in our assessment report along with a set of recommendations/costs for remediation.