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Here’s How to Make Your Building’s Smart Home Design Process Is a Breeze
We get it. A lot goes into the design, construction, and maintenance phases of your building. With that said, it’s tempting — and not uncommon — to rush through the process just to get your building on the competitive New York City real estate market.
Even if you’re not rushing, the process in setting up any smart home design can still be stressful when you want to do it all correctly. This is especially true — and even amplified — when you don’t start with a good foundation from day one to set the tone of the remainder of the project.
In this blog, we will discuss the importance of bringing in a company like us — a low-voltage engineering contractor — early on in the process of the construction and design plans of your building to get all your technology in line.
Our smart technology solutions can touch every aspect of your project including security, phones, cameras, television, networking and more.
A Comprehensive Approach
Beginning the process correctly with the right company from day one sets you up for success. All other stages of the process come together naturally and easily.
When you work with us, you always have a partner — who has been with you since the first stages — to address any concerns or issues that may arise in your building or property. Our involvement provides an extra layer of support.
Keep reading to find out why it’s so important in the competitive NYC real estate market to establish relationships early on for success.
The Right Partnerships
When a low-voltage engineering contractor is involved so early in the process, it allows for accurate bidding and subcontractor choices for everything from the electrical contractor to the HVAC contractor, and other in between like the security contractor.
By incorporating a smart technology partner from the start, it’s also easier to integrate everything in line with the interior designer’s vision.
This connection needs to be made early on so that the bidding can be done without any changes or surprises. Vendors are in the know from the start and can work together to ensure client’s goals are met without exceeding budgets or timelines.
How It Works
We sit in with the client and any architects and interior designers they are working with during an initial discovery call. We then go through our design and engineering phase to build out appropriate documentation that can be used for any bids with additional contractors.
Why does this documentation need to be available from the start? Without the proper communication with electricians and general contractors there will be a need for change orders. For example, new wiring may be needed for lighting or certain components may not fit in with the overarching theme of the project.
The ACS Difference
Why should you work with ACS on your next MDU or residential project? We have extensive experience working with the top developers, contractors and architects in New York City.
We also have an in-house engineering team. There won’t be a need for an additional contractor in that regard that often results in miscommunications and expensive changes down the line.
Ready to see your goals and vision come to life the right way in your building or property? Work with us from day one to see it happen. Avoid surprises and mishaps later on and let us help you set yourself up for success.
Ready to know more? Reach out to us online or give us a call at (516) 997-5800.