Guardian Design Solutions includes a free, comprehensive pre-sale service designed to empower you to successfully and profitably win Guardian BDA projects. The service offers an extensive project budget estimation, detailing both pre-construction and post-construction costs and services. We apply the expertise and take the guesswork out of the process by ensuring that all potential costs are identified upfront and will meet the approval of the local jurisdiction.
The process is simple – submit your request with project parameters and you will promptly receive everything you need to bid the project. All inquiries are carefully managed by TowerIQ's dedicated ERCES Design Team, ensuring each inquiry is handled to your satisfaction.
Since winning the job is obviously the end goal, Guardian Design Solutions also makes it easy to manage the post-sale services and support to ensure you complete the project on time and within budget. All of these services are included in the initial estimate and can be purchased separately based on the client, project or internal needs.
Guardian Design Solutions makes growing your business in the BDA market easy and successful. Please reach out to your Regional Sales Manager for any support needed throughout the process and let's win these projects together!
In order to successfully install an Emergency Responder Communication Enhancement System, there is a specific or nuanced process that you must go through. As long as you follow these processes, most of these potential hiccups and shortcomings that every job can have can be avoided.
NFPA/AHJ Compliance: As with any of your jobs, the AHJ is the group that will approve any installation or give you guidance when you must deviate from the code. But what happens when the group that is supposed to give you direction has zero knowledge of the systems being installed? Guardian Design Solutions has the expertise to successfully guide you through the AHJ process in a way that makes it easy and efficient.
Phase 1 Pre-Construction Costs & Services: During this step, for a nominal fee, we will conduct a physical walk of the site with a highly specialized piece of equipment that will help all parties understand what parts of the building truly need enhancement. Since we are identifying trouble areas through this test and not installing equipment throughout the entire facility, this can end up saving your customer a lot of money. During our pre-install grid test we also walk through the building to understand where a head-end location could be located, identify 2-hour rated pathways for an external donor antenna, and provide and try to identify any additional issues that could come up in the iBwave/Design phase that the AHJ could interpret as incorrect or misunderstood. This last step is aptly called DAS Discovery, or Feasibility.
Phase 2 Post-Construction Costs & Services: Once we speak with the AHJ, conduct the pre-construction grid test and identify pathways and a head-end location, we now will know how we need to build the system to stay in compliance both locally and by NPFA/IFC national codes. This iBwave design is an important part of the process since this will be your guide to the field team on where to install the system, run cables, which splitters to use where and the locations of each antenna. iBwave is a highly specialized software that all AHJ's would accept as your design for a system.
The next part of phase 2 is Installation and Commissioning. This is where a lot of installers can get lost. Not only can commissioning be difficult but if you install a system without the right attenuation into the system you can actually hurt the larger metro system and put feedback into the macro network, potentially knocking out a tower and endangering First Responders in the area. Once the system has been properly commissioned, a Post-Construction Grid Test must be conducted. This is the final test to show that our system is now installed and working the way it was intended. The goal is to get a grid test with all green grids on it to be able to hand over to the AHJ and give them documentation proving that the system is in fact working.
Using Guardian Design Solutions takes many of the headaches out of the administrative and design side of integrating an ERCES into your project. We offer this service to increase your success rate in the ERCES market to 100% and to ensure the building gets their certificate of occupancy on time with as few speed bumps as possible. The most difficult project is always the first one, so let us help you navigate it. We'll successfully help bring your project Signal Where It Matters.