National TeleConsultants - Services - A & E Consulting

By: National TeleConsultants  09-12-2011
Keywords: special needs, Media Technology

NTC plays a critical role in the design of buildings that house media technology systems. Our experience helps owners and design teams make the right decisions regarding the special needs of media systems and operations throughout the design and construction process.

We are well known for our ability to effectively work as a part of an integrated Architectural and Engineering (A&E) design team to assure completeness and coordination of all design elements while avoiding costly duplication of effort.

Design decisions for buildings that house media systems are of necessity made well in advance of finalizing decisions for the media technology itself. Improper prediction of needs by either over–, or under–specifying can be a very costly and time–consuming mistake.

NTC has over 25 years of experience in developing the programs and criteria for cost–effective, efficient building designs, prior to the finalization of media technology decisions. With the rapid change of media technology, avoiding premature design commitments provides significant business advantage and assures that new facilities are not obsolete before they open.

Engage NTC at the beginning of a building design project.

Media & entertainment facilities require highly reliable and specialized infrastructures, designed and engineered for 24/7/365 operations. NTC’s experience assures that electrical, mechanical (HVAC), and other building systems are designed to provide required reliability while allowing long-term flexibility and cost–effective design.

Improving energy–efficiency in technology facilities can drive significant cost–savings. This requires appropriate design of the media systems as well as the building systems. Proper specification of electrical, cooling and acoustical criteria is necessary for the for the building design team.

Over–specifying to “make sure we’re covered” is a costly, compound mistake. An error in over–specifying electrical requirements drives up costs of multiple systems such as generators, UPSs, and power distribution. This in turn increases cooling requirements and increases required building floor space and volume.

It pays to accurately predict requirements and to design the technology systems to be as energy-efficient as possible. Let NTC’s experience help control construction and operating costs of new buildings or let us find ways to improve your existing facilities.

Keywords: Media Technology, special needs

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