Build For The Future With Connectivity Guidelines For Developments And Redevelopments
For those looking to distinguish their office building from the competition, there are a lot of certifications for commercial buildings. In particular, Wired Certification is essential to the tenant experience. Programs that assess buildings for tenant wellness or green design can improve employee well-being and boost productivity, but business operations inevitably grind to a halt when the internet goes down. Reliable internet connectivity is a must-have for today’s businesses, and building to Wired Certification standards ensures developments are tech-forward and ready for the next generation of business tenants.
The Wired Certification Guidelines for Commercial Developments and Redevelopments simplify the connectivity infrastructure design process by enabling development teams to easily identify and incorporate what matters most to today’s tech-savvy tenants: resilient connectivity, redundant infrastructure and future-proofed design. Leading developers and engineering firms, including Rudin Management, Cosentini, Hines, Related Cos., Alexandria and Brookfield, have implemented Wired Certification in their commercial development projects. Buildings can achieve certification during the planning, engineering, construction or early occupation stages of the process.
For innovative landlords, connectivity provides the backbone necessary to implement smart-building technology. "The Wired Certification Guidelines for Developments and Redevelopments will pave the way for the future of smart building technology. Dock 72 has achieved Platinum Wired Certification and is one of the most future-looking ground-up developments in Brooklyn in decades," said Rudin Management chief operating officer and executive vice president John J. Gilbert III in the guidelines announcement.
Based on Wired Certification criteria, these guidelines were developed in collaboration with The WiredScore Connectivity Advisory Committee and industry leaders. The recommendations, developed in accordance with U.S. building codes and technical standards, are intended to complement, rather than replace, the existing standards and codes referenced throughout.
Cosentini Information Technologies director Onorius Vaidean said the guidelines can help developers identify the right aspects of connectivity in building design. “Cosentini works at the cutting edge of technology to provide our clients with state-of-the-art infrastructure, systems and user experiences. The Wired Certification Guidelines allow us to support our designs with solid guidelines and requirements that ensure all IT, AV and security systems are resilient and reliable from day one.”
This free, downloadable handbook enables engineers, architects, developers, general contractors and construction project managers to design best-in-class office buildings, ensuring new development is designed to satisfy the technological needs and expectations of future tenants.
In addition to outlining criteria for achieving the coveted four-tiered Wired Certification, a boon for property marketers, the guidelines identify tech elements that are essential to the commercial tenant experience to incorporate into building plans. The Wired Certification Guidelines for Commercial Developments and Redevelopments serve as a reference for:
- Telecom room design
- Riser planning
- Mobile coverage
- Conduit points of entry
- Electrical resiliency
- Flexibility to adopt new building technologies.
WiredScore will release a version tailored to the UK to address regional variations in standards later this year.