As 2018 comes to an end, the optimal smart building — one that integrates technology on every level to drive performance, interactivity, and productivity — remains largely on the horizon. What’s holding us back? A lack of systems interoperability, a robust enough information infrastructure, and a vision for what to do with all that data mean that … Read more
When it opens in 2022, San Francisco International Airport’s Terminal 1 and Boarding Area B redevelopment will deliver a world-class travel experience through consolidated security check-in, 24 gates, and a spacious central concourse. All these amenities will be connected by integrated technology to facilitate the passenger journey, which is a key to supporting mass transportation trends. TEECOM designed Terminal … Read more
If you haven’t seen Amazon’s prototype zero-wait grocery store, watch their video (below) first and then come read this. At first this might seem like ground-breaking new work, but the reality is that Amazon Go is just the latest iteration in a series of technologies that are helping to eliminate waiting everywhere we go. And beyond simply … Read more
What does TEECOM do? Sure, we can give you a rundown of our services, and roll out our new tagline (we’re “the tech in architecture”), but the world of technology and engineering is confusing, full of jargon, and involves a multitude of service providers. So when TEECOM Associate Jason Cummings (JC) was asked this very question by a … Read more
Prepping Your Network for the Internet of Things: A Checklist for Owners and Design Providers Worried about IoT security? Stymied by network design considerations? To make sure your network has the speed and security necessary to support the technology your workforce wants, including but not limited to the Internet of Things, you’ll need to ask the right questions of … Read more
This post was co-authored with Alex Serriere, TEECOM principal, CTO, and Director of Research. The technology landscape continues to change, each year bringing not only new tech but higher expectations from end users about that new tech. Consumer technology in particular has seen the most dramatic advancement. It’s up to enterprises to deploy technologies that align … Read more
The 10-story expansion of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) nearly triples its gallery space, adds a multipurpose performance venue, and features a 4,400 sf vertical garden. The now 450,000 sf cultural destination “sets a new standard for museums,” according to the New York Times. But the new SFMOMA design doesn’t just represent a reinvention … Read more
We all want wireless AV – a cable-free connection from user’s tablets/laptops, to an AV-equipped room’s display or projection system. We include wireless presentation (IWP) systems in nearly all of our projects because they save money and add flexibility. Should you include one in your next AV project?
Recently, I was tasked to do inspections of data devices in ceilings on one of our project sites, the UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay. As an engineer, we are often tasked to identify the cables that are often hidden in high and hard to reach places. In this task, we needed to verify if cables were terminated or not, and to determine if cables were pulled to the location as specified in our drawings. To help me with this task, I used two tools: iPad with Plan Grid App and the Wi-Fi Wireless Inspection Camera from Oasis Scientific, Inc.
The Opinion of Probable Construction Cost (OPCC) document is utilized to identify the technology budget needed to support the shared technology vision of a given project, articulated by the owner and design team.