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Barnstable County Region-Wide Telecommunications & Information Technology Survey

Posted by on Sep 7, 2012 in IT Consulting/Engineering, Municipalities | Comments Off

Barnstable County Region-Wide Telecommunications & Information Technology Survey

DEFINE

The Skyline Group, Inc. (TSG) along with an affiliate consultant was engaged by Barnstable County to conduct a comprehensive survey of all municipal telecommunications and information technology assets, and associated costs for all towns and schools on Cape Cod.

 

DESIGN
Our survey for the County was to gather detailed information from site visits covering the following aspects:

 

  • Telecommunications and Internet equipment
  • Network routing, switching, firewalling, shaping, and filtering
  • Telecommunications and Internet services
  • Network topology
  • Servers
  • IT and communications facilities
  • End user systems
  • Sofware applications and services
  • Organization and staffing

 

DEPLOY
TSG identified over 300 sites that were relevant to Barnstable County and TSG conducted physical on-site surveys at 210 of these sites. The Skyline Group also identified over 150 applications used by municipal entities and identified areas to reduce cost and increase productivity. Information being gathered included both quantitative information as well as qualitative perspectives on the efficiency of current resources, including present applications and future scalability.

DOCUMENT
TSG provided the County of Barnstable with the following:

  • Spreadsheets containing the data collected, organized and analyzed in such a way as to be useful for on-going tracking
  • GIS maps depicting different topologies and networks
  • Notes and assessments provided during surveys
  • Summary presentation including preliminary findings

A final report representing tabulated summaries of information collected along with assessments of the information.

 

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University of Kentucky (UK), College of Pharmacy, Lexington, Kentucky

Posted by on Jan 13, 2010 in IT Consulting/Engineering, Project Management | Comments Off

Tel / Data Engineering Services

Grand Opening Ceremony January 2010

DEFINE The scope of the project was to implement telecommunication structured cabling design and engineering services in the new 280,000 square foot “College of Pharmacy Building” (COP). Scope of the project included office locations, conference rooms, auditoriums, classrooms computational labs, and teaching lab space on five floors plus the basement.

DESIGN Facilitated design meetings with the University of Kentucky (UK) Communications and Network Systems (CNS) team to include the UK telecommunications structured cabling and equipment layout standards and regulations. Developed design space based upon requirements to house current equipment and allowed future growth considerations for buildings to be built adjacent to the COP building. Incorporated “UK CNS Structured Cabling Standards” working directly with University of Kentucky CNS Group and coordination with all members of the design team. Provided comprehensive telecommunications structured cabling design for the outside and inside plant requirements to include wireless LAN, RFID and Cellular Antennae locations. Responsible for comprehensive coordination details throughout the project with the Architect and MEP Engineers. Researched and recommended appropriate equipment cabinet (or equipment racks) for structured cabling in the server rooms. Incorporated telecommunications connectivity, HVAC and electrical requirements for all telecommunications equipment. Evaluated existing conditions to provide sketch and drawing details for both COP Entrance Facilities and building backbone cabling requirements to include the UK required redundancy for copper & fiber optic cabling.

DEPLOY Provided ongoing coordination with the architect and MEP engineers: assisted with the required room size, sizing of the required HVAC system, made recommendations for the locations and type of electrical outlets, telecommunications cabling pathways and the location details for the Building Distribution Frame (BDF), Entrance Facility (ER) and Intermediate Distribution Frame (IDF) rooms in the building.

DOCUMENT Delivered detailed room layout drawing to include cabinet (or rack) locations, pathway locations and electrical outlet locations. Provided Telecommunications drawings and specifications (16700) suitable for bid. Organized and attended site visits and submitted written reports during the “Construction Administration” portion of the project.

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Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI), Warwick Campus, Warwick, Rhode Island

Posted by on Jan 10, 2010 in IT Consulting/Engineering | Comments Off

Secondary Incoming Internet Pathway Duct Bank and Conduit Design

Construction Drawings Completed January 2010

DEFINE
The scope of the project was to provide a cost-effective secondary incoming telecommunications conduit duct bank pathway in order to accomplish the goal of establishing a redundant connection to the internet at the CCRI Warwick Campus Main Building.

DESIGN
Evaluated existing documentation, including civil drawings of private and public owned property.

Assessed existing and potential connectivity providers.

Provided a design for proposed secondary pathway, including Construction Drawings and Specifications for connectivity to the President’s House, the Observatory and the Main Building for bid to qualified Contractors.

DEPLOY
Developed and presented several options, including an Aerial approach on existing poles and conduit for multiple connectivity points from East Avenue.

Recommended the best possible route to include an all underground solution.

Reviewed each bidder’s qualifications and costs to meet CCRI’s requirements.

DOCUMENT
Presented a thorough efficient cost-sensitive evaluation of potential connectivity providers.

Submitted recommendation to CCRI for further negotiations with the top qualified bidder.

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Newton-Wellesley Hospital (NWH), Wellesley, Massachusetts

Posted by on Oct 13, 2009 in IT Consulting/Engineering | Comments Off

Low Voltage Cabling Construction Documents and Request for Proposal for Medical Oncology

Project Completed October 2009

DEFINE
The scope of the project was to provide prudent design documentation for the Vernon Cancer Center Medical Oncology Building Lower Level and Ground Level at NWH, who worked in collaboration with New England Hematology and Oncology Associates (NEHOA).

DESIGN
Provided programming details for low voltage outlet requirements at user group meetings.

Created a set of LV-Series drawings from the provided E-Series drawings for the lower level and ground level.

DEPLOY
Arranged and facilitated joint meetings with NWH Information Technology team: reviewed and revised drawings and specifications until accepted.

Produced detailed room layouts on part plan drawings: included cabinet (or rack) locations, low voltage cabling pathway design, and electrical outlet locations.

Provided ongoing coordination with the architect and MEP engineers for the HVAC requirements, the locations of telecommunications outlets, cabling pathways, and the location details for all Telecom Rooms.

Competently organized and attended Construction Administration visits.

DOCUMENT
Disseminated RFP to the GC for bid to qualified contractors.

Evaluated and recommended best qualified contractor to NWH.

Precisely reviewed and documented progress of all construction phases.

Provided site visit reports to NWH from Construction Administration visits.

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Newton-Wellesley Hospital (NWH), Wellesley, Massachusetts

Posted by on Oct 13, 2009 in IT Consulting/Engineering | Comments Off

Low Voltage Cabling Construction Documents and Request for Proposal for Radiation Oncology


Project Completed October 2009

DEFINE
The scope of the project was to provide cost-effective design documentation for the Vernon Cancer Center Radiation Oncology Building Lower Level at NWH, who worked in collaboration with Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Radiation Oncology.

DESIGN
Delivered programming details for low voltage outlet requirements at user group meetings. Created a detailed set of LV-Series drawings from the provided E-Series drawings for the basement and first floor. Produced detailed room layouts on part plan drawings: included cabinet (or rack) locations, low voltage cabling pathway design, and electrical outlet locations.

DEPLOY
Facilitated decision-making driven meetings with NWH Information Technology team: reviewed and revised drawings and specifications until accepted. Provided coordination with the architect and MEP engineers for the HVAC requirements, the locations of telecommunications outlets, cabling pathways, and the location details for all Telecom Rooms. Effectively organized and attended Construction Administration visits.

DOCUMENT
Developed a coordination set of drawings to include detailed documentation for locations of each device and the supporting systems and coordination details required of the Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Engineers for Environmental requirements including HVAC, Electrical and Piping. [/learn_more] Issued RFP including T-Series drawings and the low voltage cabling specification to the GC for bid to qualified contractors.

  • Evaluated and recommended best qualified contractor to NWH.
  • Accurately reviewed and documented progress of all construction phases.
  • Provided site visit reports to NWH from Construction Administration visits.

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Newton-Wellesley Hospital (NWH), Wellesley, Massachusetts

Posted by on Aug 13, 2009 in IT Consulting/Engineering, News | Comments Off

Low Voltage Cabling Construction Documents and Request for Proposal for Sleep Lab

Project Completed Summer 2009

DEFINE
The scope of the project was to provide economical design documentation for an offsite Sleep Testing Unit (STU) at the Boston Marriott Newton for NWH.

DESIGN
Coordinated and attended onsite meetings: provided programming details for low voltage outlet requirements.

Developed a set of LV-Series drawings from the provided E-Series drawings for the first floor of the project.

DEPLOY

  • Organized and facilitated joint meetings with the NWH Information Technology team: reviewed and revised the drawings and specifications until accepted.
  • Produced detailed room layouts on part plan drawings: included cabinet (or rack) locations.
  • Provided ongoing coordination with the architect and electrical engineers for the locations of telecommunications outlets, cabling pathways, and the location details for the LV cabinet/rack.
  • Scheduled and attended Construction Administration visits.

DOCUMENT

  • Distributed RFP to the GC for bid to qualified contractors.
  • Evaluated and recommended best skilled contractor to NWH.
  • Precisely reviewed and documented progress of all construction phases.
  • Provided site visit reports to NWH from Construction Administration visits.

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Mid Coast Health Center, Brunswick, Maine

Posted by on Aug 10, 2009 in IT Consulting/Engineering | Comments Off

Low Voltage Cabling Construction Documents and Request for Proposal for Expansion and Renovation Project

Project Completed August 2009
DEFINE
The scope of the project was to provide a cost-effective solution for a new addition to the southern end of the hospital to include the redesign and expansion of the Emergency Department and a new patient pod.

DESIGN

  • Developed the space plan required to house current low voltage cabling equipment and included considerations for future growth.
  • Provided detailed room layout drawings: included cabinet (or rack) locations, pathway locations, and electrical outlet locations for two new TR’s and existing MDF.
  • Created Telecommunications (Low voltage) drawings and specifications (Division 27) suitable for bid.

DEPLOY
Expedited meetings with the Facilities group and end users for requirements for low voltage cabling to include Voice, Data, Wireless Voice and Data, Patient Monitoring connectivity, and CATV, utilizing the Mid Coast Hospital telecommunications structured cabling and equipment layout standards.

  • Organized and attended site visits as “Construction Administration”.
  • Effectively coordinated with the architect, mechanical and electrical engineers to assist with the required room size, sizing of the required HVAC system.

Recommended the locations and type of electrical outlets, telecommunications cabling pathways and the location details for the Main Distribution Frame and Telecommunications rooms included in the new addition.

DOCUMENT

  • Supplied a low voltage RFP to qualified contractors to include Low Voltage Specifications and Drawings as described above.
  • Delivered detailed analysis of all Structured Cabling bids received by Mid Coast Hospital.
  • Precisely reviewed and documented progress of all construction phases.
  • Provided site visit reports from Construction Administration visits.

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University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada

Posted by on Jul 25, 2009 in IT Consulting/Engineering | Comments Off

Telecommunications Infrastructure Design

Feasibility Study Completed July 2009

DEFINE
The scope of the project was to implement the telecommunication infrastructure Feasibility Study design strategic plans and analysis for a new 382,500 square foot building known as the “15 Story High Rise”, a new 167,500 square foot building known as the “Low Riser and Atrium” and for renovating a 200,000 square foot existing building.

TSG joined the Private Public Partnership (PPP) team as the IT infrastructure design engineers and provided coordination and central contact point for architect, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineers.

DESIGN
Facilitated design meetings on-site with the Center Hospital – University of Montreal (CHUM) Network team to include the ICT Infrastructure structured cabling and equipment layout standards.

Design meetings included review of Telecommunications Room (TR) and Main Entrance Room (MER) space requirements for all systems to be installed in these rooms.

Created design based upon the space required to house equipment along with future growth considerations.

Coordinated assistance on the required room size, sizing of the required HVAC system.

Made recommendations for the locations and type of electrical outlets, telecommunications cabling pathways and the location details for each TR and MER in each building.

DEPLOY
Oversaw the installation of all systems equipment required: Conventional Telephone Network,Specialized Medical Network, Distributed Antennae System, Security System (Access Control, Intrusion Detection and Video Surveillance), Fire Detection and Alarm Systems, Biomedical Laboratory Equipment Network, Nurse Call System, Building Management System, Telecommunications connectivity, and HVAC and electrical requirements.

Responsible for backbone cabling requirements to include the CHUM required redundancy for copper & fiber optic cabling for the MER’s and TR’s for all buildings.

DOCUMENT
Designed and delivered Telecommunications drawings and specifications to the DD level.

Delivered a detailed room layout drawing including cabinet (or rack) locations, pathway locations and electrical outlet locations.

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Newton-Wellesley Hospital (NWH), Wellesley, Massachusetts

Posted by on Jun 13, 2009 in IT Consulting/Engineering | Comments Off

Low Voltage Cabling Construction Documents and Request for Proposal for Patient Pod

Project Completed June 2009

DEFINE
The scope of the project was to provide a cost-effective design documentation for a new Patient Pod, referred to as 6R.

DESIGN
Created a detailed set of LV-Series drawings from the provided E-Series drawings for the first of the Patient Room Addition projects.

Provided programming details for low voltage outlet requirements at user group meetings.

Produced detailed room layouts on part plan drawings: included cabinet (or rack) locations, low voltage cabling pathway design, and electrical outlet locations.

DEPLOY

  • Facilitated decision-making driven meetings with NWH Information Technology team: reviewed and revised the drawings and specifications until accepted.
  • Enabled coordination with the architect and MEP engineers for the HVAC requirements, the locations of telecommunications outlets, cabling pathways and the location details for all Telecom Rooms include in this project.
  • Organized and attended Construction Administration visits.

DOCUMENT

  • Published RFP to the GC for bid to qualified contractors.
  • Evaluated and recommended best qualified contractor to NWH.
  • Reviewed and supplied detailed documentation on progress of all construction phases.
  • Produced site visit reports to NWH from Construction Administration visits.

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Brigham and Women’s Hospital – Carl J. and Ruth Shapiro Cardiovascular Center, Boston, Massachusetts

Posted by on Nov 15, 2008 in Project Management | Comments Off

ISTelecommunications Construction Administration and Project Management Services Our responsibilities include: acting as “Low Voltage Representative” for Partners Health Care’s Real Estate Group with responsibilities to provide general oversight of the Construction Manager, Low Voltage Contractor for both the interior and exterior connectivity, Telecommunications equipment procurement, Telecommunications equipment vendors and IS/Telecom departments. We have developed the implementation schedule and on sight documentation of the construction process relating to all telecommunications rooms “Make Ready” and equipment installation

 

 

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