It is important to get audio-visual systems right in offices to avoid annoyed executives and employees.
These days, colocation companies find themselves reinventing their business models to support hyperscale clients. The challenges include: Do you overbuild to support a hyperscale market, and how do you balance your enterprise clients that require a smaller load than the hyperscale client?
When a milestone anniversary approaches for a company, oftentimes a book or e-book is created to extol its history. What can be forgotten during its development is that a company’s past is not the recitation of a dull timeline; it is a story yearning to be told. That story should interweave the success of the firm with the impact of its people.
Since we spend so much time indoors – 90 percent by most measures – making the space as healthy as possible is of optimal importance.
One project, 10 buildings, 20 companies, 90 different systems, 1,500 pieces of equipment and 1,500 different tests – this was the amount of data ESD managed for all stakeholders during commissioning of a mission critical data center for a Fortune 500 client.
What’s it like to design your own office space in one of the world’s most iconic buildings?
Data is collected, analyzed, and utilized to help us make decisions on just about everything we do – why should commissioning and turnover of mission critical facilities be any different?
The risks to business functions in the 21st century increase by the day.
Each cloud provider builds under its own rules and standards. There has been little governance over the years.
It’s easy to make the mistake of thinking that commissioning is commissioning no matter where you do it.
The ESD San Francisco office has joined with CannonDesign, Hathaway Dinwiddie Construction, Insidesource and Degenkolb Engineers to participate in Leap’s 36th Annual Sandcastle Classic on Saturday, Nov. 3.
If an organization’s security program fails to incorporate independent testing, there could be more at risk than a few faulty devices.
ESD executives and employees are always keen to help the younger generation gain knowledge about real-world topics – and Chris Wilson is no exception.
Though San Francisco and San Mateo counties boast an unemployment rate near 2.0%, the downside of that low number is that jobs of all types are becoming harder to fill. Further, how can companies retain the talented employees they already have?
Though the mass adoption of cloud computing has created an efficient way for companies to store and manage data, the risk of outages has grown exponentially – making it all the more important to know that the data center a firm chooses is certified.
When industry professionals gather in Chicago’s tallest building to discuss retail space, no doubt some valuable insights will be shared.
How are Chicago's developers incorporating a space-as-a-service approach to their latest developments – including at 151 North Franklin, a state-of-the-art office tower ESD worked on?
Talk about leading a charge.
The features of Buildings 2.0 are promising, potentially improving the environment, the longevity of the building and the lifestyle of the user. But how do we make these technologies a reality?
The landscape of retail is evolving. Technology is transforming the purchasing process. What is the future of retail?
Being voted into a Hall of Fame is a top honor in any profession.
ESD’s new headquarters in the Willis Tower received rave reviews in a recent article.
Since ESD started in 1967, mechanical, electrical and plumbing work has been a crucial driver of its success.
ESD has been recognized for exceeding Wired Certification Guidelines for Commercial Developments and Redevelopments for connectivity and telecommunications design.
ESD has been moving up in data-center rankings among engineering firms.
While BIM has been around for almost two decades, many contractors still aren’t using it.
It’s not often that conference presentations are decided by the will of the people. But an event coming up this fall will let voters have their say.
ESD has worked on a sizable amount of LEED-certified projects. So it’s no surprise that, thanks to its Energy+Eco group, the firm has received an important designation related to the certification system.
Considering the disruption involved, it’s always important for a company to explain its reasons for moving its headquarters.
Paul Schlattman and Mission Critical magazine have enjoyed a superb relationship for many years. Schlattman’s On Target column has been extremely popular among readers.