The entire APG team congratulates APG Technology for their latest big achievement – winning the 2014 IEC National Award of Excellence in Electrical Construction in the Low Voltage Systems category. Regarding the competition, Insights magazine stated, “The IEC National Industry Recognition Committee had an especially difficult task this year - the entries were better than ever.” So, which project lead to this impressive honor for our Technology Group? The brand new Innovative Science and Technology Building at Florida Polytechnic University.
The 160,000 square-foot state-of-the-art facility opened its doors to students in August, fully equipped with the latest building controls and classroom technology systems including voice/data, access control, video surveillance, data networking, voice and unified messaging, digital signage, cable television/video retrieval, public address, paging/music, and audio/visual. All of these unique systems were skillfully installed by our expert team and carefully tied together through a powerful intelligent building integration system. Here are some of the impressive statistics of the project:
- Over 1,800 workstation ports installed with 100% cross connectivity
- Over 400,000 feet of CAT6 cable used to connect workstation ports
- Over 7,000 feet of fiber provides the backbone for integration of the entire campus
- Twenty-two custom lecture podiums designed and fabricated to allow control of projectors, televisions, audio systems, lecture capture systems, and digital annotation
Back Row Left: Matt Diaz, Keith Hoover, Brian Fry, Justin Foster, Dennis Kuhns, Amy Wagoner, Kevin DeWitt, Andy Predmore, Eric Isaksen. Front Row Left: Lester Weil, Ryan Racioppi, Chris Kovacs, Denzil Randolph, Eric Quinones, Deby Jimenez, Rick Catt. Not pictured: Larry Stephen, Waylon Hopingardner, Keith Beeten, Barry Powell and John Day Jr.
As with many projects, our team faced challenges. But this is where APG truly shines. The team successfully accomplished the installation and integration of a nearly endless number of highly technical systems within a very strict schedule, which remained unchanged regardless of the 61 days lost due to inclement weather. Thanks to the hard work and dedication of the entire APG crew, the project was a success and we are incredibly proud of everyone who had a part in it. We are also proud to have played a role in bringing such an impressive facility to life, a facility that will no doubt serve our community and the state of Florida for many years to come.