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OUR PROCESS

It goes without saying that every client and ever interaction is completely different. Some may have more immediate needs than others and likewise place value on different equipment along a different timeline than others.

 

Step 1: Conceptual Design Engineering - The purpose of the conceptual design engineering phase is to be able to spend some time with the client to understand the needs and requirements of the project. Every client is different and wants a custom solution. This phase helps us correctly identify what we are building. Is it a stereo, 5.1 surround sound, DOLBY ATMOS Theater... is it a TV Broadcast facility? Post Production Facility? Do they want specialized technology? What elements are important to them and at what size and quality? All of these factors help align scope with the end price. Until this step is completed, it doesn't matter what we are building regardless of whether it is a boat, recording studio, airplane, etc. The answer to how much it costs is somewhere between 10,000 dollars and 5 Million Dollars or possibly beyond. 

Step 2: Detailed Design Phase - The purpose of the detailed design phase is to take the conceptual engineering drawings and literally plan out every single cable, cable  pathway, conduit, conduit box, custom designed furniture, and all the other necessary details to confirm the scope of work. This is required to help coordinate with other trades like electrical, Air Conditioning, General Contractors, etc.  Beautiful facilities don't just happen, it's a team effort with the correct guidance and lots of planning. This phase is where that planning takes place. The output of this phase is called a construction release. The Construction Release is full of all the drawings required to build the facility. We also take the time to review the commissioning reports that we will be filling out during the commissioning phase for verification that the system is complete. 

Step 3: Installation Phase - This phase is where we execute and install all of the items in our scope of work in the detailed design drawings. We will align budgets, payment milestones, material deliveries, installers, scope of work, project management and engineering oversight to confirm that everything is being installed correctly. The engineer on site will update the construction release with any last minute updates as red-line drawings.

Step 4: Commissioning - Upon completion of the installation phase per room, we can begin the commissioning process. For commissioning we will go through and test every single cable, connection, technology system, equipment, software version and anything else such as LED lighting or acoustics that may fall under our scope of work. We will then fill out the agreed upon commissioning report verifying that we tested every last detail before we begin training. 

Step 5: Client Training / Punch-Listing - Once we are done commissioning the entire system, we are at a point of substantial completion. We will then go through and train the client who is actually going to be using the space on how to use the space. It's one thing to design a car but it's another thing to be able to drive a car. It's the same concept. Also reviewing with our client where things are installed, cabled and how everything works in the new space is infinitely valuable to it's operation. If there are any last minute updates, we add those to what we call a punch list. We will then go through and update all the punch list items which are the last finalized details requested by the client before we hand off the facility as a completed project. 

Step 6: Final Delivery - Once the punch-list items are complete, we hand over the fully operational facility to the client. We then spend time collecting all the red-line drawings during the installation phase and the punch-list phase as update the construction release to become an As-Built drawing set. We then collect all the commissioning reports, all the As-Built Documentation and supply that to the client as a hand off that we have completed our service. 

OPTIONAL: Service Support Contract - In the event that the client doesn't want to be responsible for servicing different elements of the technical facility, we will be more than happy to help. The advantage to clients investing in this service is they will have access to the design engineer and installation team that literally built the place at a lower cost than hiring someone to maintain it for them. This allows us to respond immediately to any new and upcoming issues.