Barendrecht: “These standards can simplify this design process while eliminating the need to retrofit buildings.”
NEW YORK CITY—WiredScore has released the Wired Certification Guidelines for Commercial Developments and Redevelopments, reportedly the first and only manual of its kind, GlobeSt.com has learned EXCLUSIVELY.
Designed to be used by architects, engineers and developers during the design and construction phases of any commercial development or redevelopment, the 42-page document outlines the Wired Certification criteria and best practices for building design that meets the technology needs and expectations of future tenants.
WiredScore developed the criteria based on evaluation of over 900 commercial office buildings across the United States and United Kingdom, while also referencing best practices developed by industry experts.
The Wired Certified Guidelines for Commercial Developments and Redevelopments were developed with input from the WiredScore Connectivity Advisory Committee, a group of professionals considered thought leaders in CRE, technology, and telecommunications industries.
The WiredScore Advisory Committee, an advisory body to WiredScore, also contributed to the development of the guidelines. Thought partners to the organization that contributed to the Guidelines for Developments and Redevelopments include
AKF Group; Charter Communications; The Clarient Group; Cosentini Associates; ExteNet Systems; Google Fiber; HPH Partners; MGE Engineering; Rudin Management; WSP/ Parsons Brickerhoff and Zayo Group.
For building professionals in the planning phases of a development, the guidelines are meant to simplify and bring technology to the forefront of the design process by providing invaluable insights into how to optimally design for mobile capacity planning, conduit points of entry, electrical resiliency, and flexibility to adopt new building technologies.
“Working day in and day out with development professionals to optimize their buildings’ technological infrastructure, we quickly recognized that no technical standards existed that truly addressed the needs of commercial real estate tenants,” says Arie Barendrecht, founder and CEO of WiredScore. “These standards can significantly simplify this design process, while potentially eliminating the need to retrofit buildings down the road to meet new technological demands such as smart building technology.”
He adds, “Top-notch connectivity has become a prominent factor in tenant location decisions, and developers would be remiss not to aggressively pursue this infrastructure during the design process. These guidelines provide a clear roadmap to do just that.”
“The Wired Certification Guidelines for Developments and Redevelopments will pave the way for the future of smart building technology,” adds John J. Gilbert III, COO and EVP of Rudin Management Co. “Dock 72 has achieved Platinum Wired Certification and is one of the most future-looking ground-up developments in Brooklyn in decades.”
“WiredScore has enabled developers and landlords to easily and effectively articulate their properties’ information technology readiness to potential tenants who are tech savvy,” asserts Greg Roberts, PIC of AKF’s IT/AV/Security Group.
“At AKF, we are experienced designers and engineers of sophisticated building information technology infrastructure and we often speak a language which confuses people. WiredScore has developed an industry accepted metric which safeguards a prospective tenant’s investment in their future. We welcome WireScore’s perspective on delivering value to our industry.”
In addition to providing this free set of standards for developing with connectivity in mind, WiredScore also offers individual assessments and Wired Certification for developments and redevelopments.
To date, the company has issued 59 Wired Certifications for developments and redevelopments across the U.S., including; 7 Bryant Park, NYC; Dock 72 in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, NYC; 155 North Riverside in Chicago; T3 in Minneapolis; and several buildings at the Alexandria Center at Kendall Square in Cambridge, MA.
Notes Onorius Vaidean, director of Cosentini Information Technologies, “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.”
The Wired Certification Guidelines for Commercial Developments and Redevelopments are available for free download.