While the fundamentals of security design are the same regardless the method in which they are procured, CAPROCK recognizes that security design in the context of the architectural design process poses a unique set of challenges that must be planned for. CAPROCK has extensive experience working both as part of the design team and as part of the build team on construction projects. As such, we are intimately familiar with design and coordination issues that inevitably arise in construction projects.
CAPROCK is sensitive to aesthetic issues and works closely with a building’s designers to ensure that security components deployed within the built space fit the context of the space. Often, many different options for appearance are available when selecting a security device. CAPROCK works with architects to ensure that security devices are carefully selected and placed in the facility to augment the architectural design, not detract from it.
Our experience in working with architects, general contractors and project managers is that coordination between trades for security is a continual headache on many construction projects, sometimes even when a “security consultant” is involved. Door hardware, electrical, conduit, and telecommunications requirements are just a few of the coordination items that typically arise on a construction project. CAPROCK designs interface requirements between all of these components during the design phase so that project delays, change orders and cost escalation are avoided later.
When working within the design tier on a construction project, CAPROCK structures its services in accordance with the architectural design process, beginning with programming, then progressing through schematic design, design development, construction documents, project bid and construction administration.