Technology Design

Design & Consulting

Over the last 20 years, technology has become a major part of construction projects, accounting for a significant percentage of the budget. In a modern building, many of the systems are dependent on the data network, including energy management, lighting control, HVAC, telephone, paging, bells, access control, security cameras and electronic signage.

Technology Design Services

Secant assists organizations in the design and implementation of technology systems. Our Project Team works closely with your staff to design, price, and project manage, technology projects ranging from network upgrades to the total technology for a new building. Technology evolves rapidly and our designers constantly research and evaluate the newest solutions. We understand that technology systems are interdependent and that each system must be carefully designed with an understanding of its interaction with both new and existing systems.

Bid Process Management

Secant has significant experience in bidding public projects. We can help manage the bidding of technology projects. Starting with the creation of specification documents, CAD drawings, vendor contracts and bid advertisements, to conducting vendor walk-throughs, issuing addenda, evaluating vendor responses and finally, preparing board recommendations.

Technology Project Management

Once your technology project has been designed, put out for bid, and awarded to a vendor, the work of project management starts. Secant’s project management team members bring the knowledge necessary to confirm that the contractors have installed the technology systems properly and completely. Our real world experience installing and supporting technology systems for
hundreds of organizations makes us uniquely qualified to perform these tasks.

Design Marker Board

Secant’s expertise and attention to detail contributed to a successful outcome in which the University of Michigan and SmithGroupJJR were pleased.

Mark Potter

Principal, SmithGroupJJR

Secant takes care of my technology so I can focus on the strategic matters for my business.

Doug Wood

President/Partner, The Wood Companies

Secant helped us identify the feasibility of pursuing a downtown Wi-Fi project by quickly establishing a budget. Once we determined that we wanted to move forward, Secant helped us achieve our goals effectively.

Brian Dissette

City Manager, City of South Haven

Integrating Technology

Secant works as a member of your architectural design and construction management team so that the design and management of technology is a seamless part of the overall process. This ensures that technology is at the table and involved in, all phases of project management — from budgeting through bidding and construction to the final punch list.

Technology Assessment

Having a complete understanding of the existing technology infrastructure within an organization is the first step in identifying needs and planning for new projects. Secant’s Technology Assessment Program (TAP) provides an in depth analysis of your existing systems along with recommendations and budgets for any needed upgrades or improvements.

Recent Project List

  • Battle Creek, City of
  • Benton Harbor Area Schools
  • Calvin College
  • Carson City Crystal Area Schools
  • Catholic Schools of Greater Kalamazoo
  • China Telecom
  • Coloma Community Schools
  • Comstock Public Schools
  • Dearborn Heights School District #7
  • Delhi Township DDA
  • Dicastal North America
  • East Lansing Public Schools
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Eaton Rapids Schools
  • Eau Claire Public Schools
  • Eerdman’s Publishing
  • Family Health Center
  • Gobles Public Schools
  • Gun Lake Tribe of Potawatomi Indians
  • Harper Creek Area Schools
  • Hillsdale College
  • Honor Credit Union
  • Kalamazoo College
  • Kalamazoo Public Schools
  • Kalamazoo County Mental Health
  • KRESA
  • Lakeview School District
  • Lakewood Public Schools
  • Lawton Community Schools
  • Marcellus Community Schools
  • Michigan Department of Corrections
  • Oakland University
  • Portage, MI, City of
  • Portage Public Schools
  • South Haven, MI, City of
  • South Haven Public Schools
  • St. Joseph, MI, City of
  • St. Joseph Public Schools
  • State of Michigan Emergency Operations Center
  • University of Michigan
  • Van Buren ISD
  • Veterans Administration
  • Vicksburg Community Schools

Secant has successfully delivered on past projects and continues to be a reliable provider of professional services. Their knowledge base, combined with pragmatic cost-effective solutions, has led to proven results and value to our organization.

Ryan Giorgio, P.E.

Senior Engineer, Oakland University

Design Lighting

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