Integrated Technology Services

More today than ever, businesses and governmental agencies view technology and security as mission critical areas. The proper functioning and reliability of these systems is critical to the ongoing operations and success of the entity involved.

We are an integrated technology services team within Syska Hennessy Group, a leading global consulting engineering firm. Our technology services are integrated into full-service solutions for both private and public sector clients, on projects throughout the United States, and the world.

We can provide technology services integrated with building systems design to provide clients with a total solution to their technology needs, rapidly and cost efficiently. We can also provide voice and data systems architecture design, audiovisual systems design, and security systems consulting and design on a stand-alone basis. In either case, our services are backed by the national resources of one of the leading consulting firms in the country.

White Papers:

  • Read "Information Technology and Services in the Healthcare Industry" written by our top members of the Technology Team. The article covers the major trends, applications of key systems, vendors and a variety of other resources to bring you up to the minute infomation of how technology is now playing a major role in the healthcare industry.

News Articles

Pros and cons of networked genset controls: Web exclusive
Sep 29, 2012
Having standby and emergency power systems connected to a networked controls system can provide monitoring and alarm functions should potential problems arise. However, there are differing opinions about connecting any kind of backup system to a network. Here two industry experts discuss the pros and cons of connecting these power systems to a network.

Critical Facilities: Data Center Security (Parts 1-4)
Nov 08, 2011
What Drives the Data Center? A holistic approach to protecting the mission critical environment.

A Cool Solution
Apr 11, 2011
Popular in Europe since the 1970s, chilled beam cooling is fairly new on U.S. shores, but is making headway in the market thanks to the booming push for efficiency.

Communicating Sustainability Part II: Standardizing Green Guidelines for I
Nov 01, 2010
IT and communications equipment and their systems can meet a variety of already-established sustainable criteria. Hypothetically speaking, if these systems were to meet LEED rating system criteria, they would follow the same pattern as a building’s MEP systems with similar categories, including Energy and Atmosphere, Materials and Resources Selection, Indoor Environmental Quality and Innovation and Design Process. This article examines how it can be accomplished.

Communicating Sustainability Part I: A Call for IT and Communications Syst
Oct 14, 2010

The building industry has taken giant leaps toward sustainability in most areas but has neglected to recognize the role information technology (IT) and communications systems play in a building’s energy expenditure.Even buildings that can’t alter their legacy IT and communications infrastructure can still take steps toward sustainability and efficiency.

Communicating Sustainability Part I:
A Call for IT and Communications Systems

Sep 16, 2010
Today's design community already has a certification rating system in place covering everything but IT and communications design. Until every building component is considered for its efficiency, we can’t consciously say we’re giving a green building to society. From owners and technology designers to rating systems like LEED®, it’s high time for IT and communications systems to go green.

Off Camera | Security assessments can help school security
Sep 01, 2010
Weaving security into any school or university requires involvement from the security consultant prior to facility design. Thinking outside the camera will allow today’s administrators to prevent crime through environmental design by incorporating real, effective defense into every aspect of their facility, taking security to the next level: 2.0.

Wireless Building Controls- Part 1: Security and Reliability of Wireless BA
Feb 01, 2010
As the popularity of PDAs and iPhones continues to soar, people are becoming more and more accustomed to having information at their fingertips wirelessly. Couple that with the growing number of homes equipped with wireless controls for everything from window blinds to surround sound, and people start expecting that level of wireless control everywhere. Top executives are starting to ask, if I can have it at home, why can't I have wireless control in my facility? Dawn MacFadyen answers their questions.

BAS: Brainy Buildings
Jan 01, 2010
Advances in a range of building IT systems can help building owners get the full value out of intelligent buildings, thus improving performance for the building while lowering energy use, costs and harmful emissions. Lates systems for Power Monitoring Equipment and Subsystems, Critical Facilities, Multimedia Audio Visual, Access Controls, Security, Lighting, and Fire Protection are reviewed.

Planning the modern data network
Sep 30, 2009
With the advancement of such factors as Power Over Ethernet and pure Internet Protocol capabilities, coupled with the concept of universal cabling, more and more services are being placed on the computer network. As a result, the information technology network within a healthcare facility has become as critical as any other building utility. This has caused some significant changes to the space required to house it all.

Four Building Security Hot Spots
Aug 06, 2009
Understanding security trends and technologies is crucial, especially in a recession when crime often increases. Complacency is not a good reason to cut security from the budget. Read about what facility executives should be aware of to avoid an upswing in security incidents.

Shanghai Directions and the China Syndrome
Aug 01, 2009
Interview with Christopher Johnston, Chief Engineer

Shanghai Directions and the China Syndrome
Aug 01, 2009
Interview with Christopher Johnston, Chief Engineer

NFPA-72-2010 Dedicated to Mass Notification Systems
Jul 07, 2009
Experts agree that the time is right for the regulation of mass-notification systems. The need is driven in large part by the fact that effective mass notification depends on complex and coordinated interaction between multiple systems. In response to this emerging need, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) issued guidelines and recommendations for mass notification as Annex E to its NFPA-72-2007 fire code.

Press Releases

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Practice Re-Launch by Syska Hennessy Group
Apr 17, 2012
New York, NY (April 17, 2012) – Syska Hennessy Group, Inc. a global consulting, engineering and commissioning firm, announces the re-launch of their Information and Communications Technology (ICT) practice. Traditionally, this practice was a blend of individual services and, as those services have converged,  Syska has organized its practices to create a fluid service where by each component can be managed and served from a single point.

Syska Hennessy Group Designing Systems for Mixed-use Facility in Saudi Arabia
Mar 25, 2010
Syska Hennessy Group is designing the building systems for the residential and community buildings of the King Abdullah Petroleum Study and Research Center (KAPSARC). Scheduled to be completed in 2011, this new mixed-use development in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia will be designed to achieve LEED Platinum rating.