PLANNET’s technology design-build services provide our clientele with superior project continuity, time savings and most importantly, cost savings.
A BetterApproachto Design-Build
PLANNET’S Technology Design-Build Services are based on our concept of a Technology General Contractor (TGC) that delivers a better experience and superior results than traditional design-build approaches.
Truly independent and unbiased design consulting PLUS product choice and quality installation that meet design intent
Total ownership of the whole process – from design through implementation
Constant collaboration with client to maintain continuity from initial design through project completion
Unparalleled consulting has made PLANNET a leading go-to technology design expert throughout the country for over 20+ years, combined with total project implementation – all under a single contract
THE VALUE OF PLANNET'S DESIGN-BUILD APPROACH
Clients often struggle with continuity between the consultant design intent and the actual work performed by selected contractors/integrators. Clients often ask us: “Since you know our organization and our needs better than any selected contractor will, why can’t you do the actual systems implementation? ” Historically we have said, “no, we only do design consulting, not implementations”. However, with the encouragement of clients, in recent years we have selectively agreed to take on total ownership of technology design AND implementations.
The results of our hybrid model have been exceptionally positive for our clients. The continuity gained with total ownership of the project has led to more efficient projects, a higher level of client satisfaction, and lower total project costs – better results with lower risk! As a result, our Technology Design-Build business continues to grow at a substantial rate. Our approach is making a big difference for our clients, so please contact us to explore how our hybrid approach might work for you.
THE PLANNET DESIGN-BUILD DIFFERENCE
Most traditional integrators do not have the ability to provide true unbiased consulting because they are merely looking for opportunities to sell the products they distribute. That’s where PLANNET is very different and provides substantially more benefit to our clients. PLANNET has delivered industry-leading independent consulting with no vendor or product bias for over 20 years!
With design-build, consulting and delivery are combined, there are potentially significant cost savings. But, if client needs are not well understood or the systems best suited for a client’s business and budgets are not designed, selected and installed- What is the long-term cost to client business? From a risk-management perspective, PLANNET’s unique approach is very attractive when considering the potential down-side of traditional integrators in design-build situations where the client has little control over what products are implemented. And, by reducing or eliminating bidding, PLANNET’s total costs have proven extremely competitive to traditional integrators on projects that don’t require the standard design-bid-build approach.
Technology Design-Build Services
WIRED AND WIRELESS VOICE-DATA NETWORK INFRASTUCTURE
PLANNET specializes in the design, installation and maintenance of voice, data and security cabling. Our team is exceptionally effective in managing projects because we are well versed in multiple technologies.
DESIGN-BUILD INTEGRATION & INSTALLATION
PLANNET is an independent technology consulting and design-build firm that provides clients unparalleled breadth and depth of expertise and experience in low-voltage systems, services, applications and construction all under one roof.
IT INFRASTRUCTURE / NETWORK EQUIPMENT
PLANNET’s in-house IT staff designs, engineers and delivers network infrastructures based on client business needs and industry-leading solutions.
AUDIOVISUAL & COLLABORATION
PLANNET understands how vital a digital workspace and the experience are for businesses. PLANNET’s audiovisual design, engineering, and installation experience span multiple market sectors.
PHYSICAL SECURITY, DAS, FIRE & LIFE SAFETY SYSTEMS
PLANNET’s skilled Physical Security, DAS and Fire & Life Safety professionals have extensive experience in designing, procuring and commissioning systems. PLANNET provides comprehensive individualized solutions that facilitate prevention and mitigation of both internal and external threats.
BUILDING AUTOMATION SYSTEMS (BAS) & INTERNET OF THINGS (IoT)
PLANNET understands the impact smart technologies have on commercial and residential spaces. There are multiple paths to architecting and implementing an automated solution. The PLANNET team is well-versed in designing and proper installation based on the building and end-user needs.
DISCOVER A BETTER WAY!
Learn how PLANNET’S Technology Design-Build Services can help you in your next project. We deliver a better experience and superior results than traditional design-build approaches.
SCB appreciates the deep knowledge of new and innovative technologies that PlanNet brings to a project. The numerous campus projects we have completed together are a testament to our shared commitment to delivering beautifully designed and technologically advanced living and learning facilities for students across the country.
Chadd Harrison, Associate Principal, SCB
PLANNET is the go-to company for technology and AV, cabling, server room build out, riser work.
Sue Meng Lau, Vice President - Cresa
PlanNet offers the highest caliber of technology consulting services in the design & construction business, balancing standout experience with a genuine understanding of client needs, budget, and long term realities of building maintenance. Their approach to design is collaborative and they bring initiative to the table that gets things done.
Will Gridley, Robert A.M. Stern Architects, LLP
As our valued Technology Consultant over the last 14 years, ACC has entrusted PlanNet with over 70 on/off campus development projects for both new construction and renovations. PLANNET keeps our projects on the leading-edge of technology while ensuring the Contractors are completing the project per design intentions and within budget. They have a dedicated team that understands our needs and expectations and works well with the other project design team members to develop coordinated construction packages.
Jake Newman, Sr. Vice-President, Off Campus Development - American Campus Communities
This is great! Thank you so much. Everyone on the City side is so pleased with how the design process went. This team is so great to work with. I really appreciate each and every thing you have done to make this project better.
Danielle Garcia, Chief Innovation Officer - City of Redlands
They have their finger on the pulse of the industry as far as pricing, as far as design techniques…it’s been a real win-win for us.
Jeff Jedinak, Sr. Program Manager, VP - Capital Group
They’ve [PLANNET] been able to predict our needs incredibly well over the years. It’s just been beneficial to both of us.
Jim Erbe, Director of IT - Jewish Home for the Aging
We would have been lost without your “valued and experienced” input on the project. I was able to sit back and spend by time gleaning information from you over the course of the project. Everything about Plannet was great. . .
John Helms, ACRON CONSTRUCTORS, Inc.
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