APG was chosen as the successful contractor very early in the design process because of the hard work of our preconstruction team. Senior Estimator Jonathan Henley spent many months meeting with other trades, architects and engineers to assist in the design and budgeting of the project. Diligent tracking and meticulous plan review enabled us to make suggestions that gave the owner the best product at the best price while adhering to an aggressive schedule. Ultimately, all five APG groups (Electric, Engineering, Technology, Automation, and Life Safety) were able to participate. In fact, this contract represents our largest Audio Visual installation to date!
Temporary and permanent offices, an on-site medical suite, a grab-and-go café, a fitness center, and the many conference and training rooms are all supplied with the latest and most cutting-edge technologies on the market. Eighteen rooms contain advanced Crestron control systems, fifteen rooms have audio teleconferencing capability, five have video conferencing capability, and one very unique “Global Connect” room allows for instantaneous and high quality conferencing with other branches all around the world.
Our team installed more than forty different display monitors, some of which are controlled by the twenty-four different touch screen panels. Each room can be programmed to automatically shut down at night to reduce energy consumption while a specialized Sound Masking System operates through more than four hundred and fifty speakers to provide a calm and enjoyable work environment. All of this technology integrates seamlessly with the modern and colorful design of the architect. Several systems even retract into the ceiling so they can’t be seen when not in use!
This has been a fantastic project for APG and we appreciate having been selected by Gilbane Building Company. Their senior project manager, Matthew Leake, and every one of their field staff have been a pleasure to work with and we look forward to working with them again in the future. We are proud of the effort and dedication of Senior Estimator Jonathan Henley, Project Manager Anthony Ciquera, Project Superintendent Brent Thomasco, and the entire team that made this project a reality. Keep up the good work and congratulations on a job well done!