Many times, the details of security planning can be an afterthought when a building is being designed without the participation of a security consultant. Ideally, security program physical elements should be incorporated into the building design programming (schematic design) phase. Without this security design engagement, unfortunate moments during the design and construction process may arise when security issues surface and the building owner realizes that more rigorous security precautions are required and costly and potentially dangerous security oversights must be mitigated.
At Guidepost Solutions, we provide cost estimating services to support the security program requirements. From conceptual ROM budgeting in master planning and conceptual design projects to refined budgets associated with schematic design, we keep the client informed of accurate probable costs for the installation of low voltage systems throughout the design process until the project goes to bid.