Essential Network Services

Supporting your Essential Network Infrastructure

 

Essential Network Services Design

Design Overview

Why choose Essential Network Servers as a design service?

In short; to avoid costly mistakes, get the system your company needs and ultimately to save your company money. Our industry experience, and expertise, will assist you in achieving your mission of getting what you want for a fair price.

Having been exposed to a plethora of bad, or lack of, specifications and designs we know how very important it is to have a detailed specification and design for your project.  A good specification and design will virtually eliminate the unknowns for the installation contractor and will promote the contractor to bid only the labor, materials, equipment, etc. required to complete your project the way you intend.

In addition, the occurrence of change orders is reduced significantly, due to the fact both parties (you and your contractor/s) know exactly what is required in writing.  The level of detail provided, via a good design package, will promote an “apples to apples” comparison for you to utilize during the choosing of a contractor, thus keeping your project’s cost to a minimum. We feel that our experience gives us a perspective shared by few of our peers.

We employee multiple designers who are registered with BICSI (Building Industry Consulting Service International) as RCDDs (Registered Communications Distribution Designers) and who are fluid in AutoCAD computer aided drafting. Every RCDD professional has passed an extensive examination on telecommunications distribution design and thus is capable of designing your low voltage technology system/s per common codes, standards, and regulations (e.g. ANSI/TIA/EIA, ISO/IEC, NFPA, NEC, etc.). RCDD registration renewal is required every three years and requires continuing education credits, thus by utilizing an RCDD you are guaranteed to have a designer with knowledge of the latest “cutting edge” technology.

Planning

It’s crucial to meet with key personnel to discuss the current and future needs and requirements of your technology systems. Essential Network Services will examine details discussed during meetings, suggest additional meetings if needed, and generate budgetary project pricing.

We inform you of you options and provide the pros and cons of each. We believe you are better served to know all available options in order for you to make an informed decision designed to fit your company’s business model.

Drawings

In manufacturing, drawings are a requirement for part creation and your technology system is no exception. In order to have a system installed efficiently, good drawings are a must. Essential Network Services utilizes the latest releases of AutoCAD to create a complete Technology Drawing Set (i.e. “T-Series”) for your project. This drawing set may include Campus/Site Plans (T0 series), Building Layout by Floor (T1 series), Serving Zone Layouts (T2 series), Technology Spaces Layout (T3 series), Details (T4 series), and Schedules (T5 series).

RFP

RFP is an acronym for Request for Pricing. Even the best drawings aren’t enough to complete a design package. A complete design package must include an RFP. The RFP includes descriptive text outlining the project, facility information, contractual requirements, financial requirements, contractor responsibilities, contractor requirements, system and installation requirements, warranty expectations, and bid response format among others.

Essential Network Services will compose a detailed RFP for your project and along with the drawing package allow you to get a fair price for the services your desires require.