COMMUNICATION CONSULTING AND DESIGN
Essex Inn, Chicago, IL
To enable onsite renovations at this Michigan Avenue hotel, Foresite relocated all technology-related systems away from the portion of the building that was being demolished and ensured that all systems were restored back to fully functioning state in new server room location. Foresite produced all necessary communications drawings and specifications, and provided project management including vendor management and technology consulting to stay within budget, meet all milestones. The deliverables provided by a BICSI Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD) included cost estimations, relevant value add alternatives, formal review of progress drawings, design criteria and program requirements, coordination with architects, designers, MEP engineering team and general contractor to designate spaces, pathways, power and HVAC necessary for the communication systems to function efficiently and prolong end-of-life projections. Foresite designated cabling drop, pathways, and entrance facility locations. Using CAD background files from architect, designed bid and construction drawings for the communication trades.