Well Connected

Systems Convergence

At the core of a building lies the IT Network – the ‘central nervous system’ of the building.

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IT/ Communication tools and services enable access to information anywhere- securely and seamlessly, enabling and enhancing productivity and streamlining operations.

IT failures usually result in lost revenue.  The design of a robust, resilient, “network-critical physical infrastructure” (NCPI) is essential for a highly available, scalable, sustainable and manageable network solution. 

IT Infrastructure: System Components

A complete communications raceway system permits connection to off-site networks. Building entrance facilities can be designed to bring both fibre optic and copper based telecommunication carrier services to the building Main Telecommunications/ POE Room room from multiple vendors. Diverse entry service should be considered for redundancy.

The Main Telecommunications Room is connected to a building's communications pathway riser system(s) servicing all floors for vertical transport of the buildings backbone cabling requirements.  Redundancy, high availability, maintainability, clean power and cooling are key design considerations.

RBC Stratford Computer CentrePearson International Airport, Terminal 1, Toronto18 York Street (PwC Tower), TorontoNew Oakville Hospital

Physical Transport:  Structured Cabling and Wireless

Sophisticated, organized and flexible cable infrastructures consisting of leading edge copper and fibre technologies provide a transport platform for data, voice (VOIP), security (Video-over-IP) and other IP based systems.  Pervasive Wireless LAN (WLAN) transport systems permit mobile/ roaming access and monitoring of company information systems. WLAN are based on 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g and 802.11n technologies. Other wireless applications including RF tagging for asset or personnel tracking are becoming commonplace in hospitals, retail and commercial environments.

Future Proofing

Plug-and-play systems provide flexibility for additions and changes. Technically current and leading edge, they accommodate both current and future IT rollouts.  Additionally, cable management software allows for documentation of a cable infrastructure including connections between your horizontal and backbone cables, hardware, assets, pathways, locations, users and much more.

Internal Local Area Networks (LANs)

LANs are the vehicle for multiple system intercommunication. High availability, high bandwidth local area network (LAN) infrastructures involve multiple 40/100Gbps, 10Gbps and 1Gbps Ethernet Backbones, OC12 and OC48 ATM backbones and evolving premises based DWDM technologies.

Network Operations Centre (NOC)

A system's NOC monitors performance issues on the network, troubleshooting and tracking problems and monitoring current events in a secure, controlled, highly technical and interactive space complete with video walls, war room and amenities.


  • Building Infrastructure
  • Physical Transport Technologies
  • Network Design
  • Workplace Devices
  • IT/Cable Technologies
  • Data Centre Design


  • System design and engineering
  • Condition assessment
  • Feasibility studies
  • Commissioning
  • Data centre/hall layouts
  • Network, VOIP/LAN RFPs


  • IBM BUILDING, Markham, Ontario
    Intellux Award- Significant Achievement in the Design of Power & Communications Systems (Intelligent Buildings Institute in Washington, D.C.)
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