Technology & Construction Planning
Technology is an Integral Part of the Construction Planning Process
So, you’ve decided to build a new home or remodel your current home? You may have already chosen a design firm and hired your builder and interior designer, you have most likely considered your budget, but have you remembered to choose your technology company? You may think that this is something you can leave until later in the building process, but it is vital to get your technology company involved early.
In this day in age, good connectivity is everything and we want to be able to connect with ease in every room in the house! Having a solid cabling infrastructure is the beginning of that. Where do cables need to be run for cameras, TVs, WiFi access points, and other tech devices, where will your computer sit in your new office, where will you house your modem, will you need a rack for your technology components, does your rack room need a vent, where will the optimal location for your wireless access points be, do you know where your main cable from your internet service provider will be entering your home? There is a lot of planning that goes into this and our experts can help.
You may have heard that there are current supply chain challenges in the building industry. The same holds true with technology. Having an expert guide you through options in entertainment, lighting, shades, and networking takes a lot of the sting out of the planning. Our experts can see what is available or when your favorite brand may be available again. Early planning is also optimal when it comes to selecting smart home features that can save you time and money and improve your quality of life. Features like programmable thermostats and automated shades and lighting by Lutron are big energy savers. Smart locks, fire and carbon monoxide detectors, and whole-home security will give you the peace of mind that your family is protected when you’re home or away.
Technology is evolving daily and is an extremely important aspect of our work and leisure time. Getting all of your choices outlined and sourced before the day of installation is obviously the best plan. At Echo Workshop we spend a great deal of time listening to what you want and designing a system specifically for you – a system that not only works today, but is designed to grow with you in the future.