Technology Solutions

The technology consulting practice at AKRF provides planning, design, integration, and commissioning services and is closely aligned and integrated with our prominent acoustics, noise, and vibration team. We provide technology solutions such as audiovisual, multimedia, life/safety, and more for all types of buildings and spaces, including corporate facilities; commercial buildings; hotels; residential and housing properties; single- and mixed-use retail properties; industrial facilities; healthcare institutions; higher-education institutions; K-12 schools; life sciences facilities; sports and recreation facilities; and professional sound recording facilities. 

Our services include: requirements planning; space programming; project management; engineering design; technology integration; functional testing; and bid package preparation and management. Spaces to be planned, programmed, designed, and integrated include conference rooms, lecture halls, classrooms, television studios, auditoriums, training rooms, executive boardrooms, building lobbies and common spaces, and much more. 

For life/safety technology we address the needs of building owners to restrict access, detect emergency incidents, warn occupants, and communicate with responding government officials and authorities. Incidents requiring mass notification and emergency communication may range from shootings, fires, and earthquakes to storm warnings and power failures.

Technology Solutions

Smart building technology

  • IoT building management system (BMS)
  • Digital assets management system
  • Flexible workspace management system
  • Integrated digital signage, wayfinding ecosystem
  • Visitor management / crowd control system


  • Multimedia facilities planning and design
  • Broadcasting and streaming systems design
  • Video and audio teleconferencing facilities design
  • Creative development, strategy, and production
  • Recreational, immersive experiencing centers planning and design
  • Acoustical coordination, sound simulation, and commissioning


  • Low voltage structured cabling infrastructure
  • Local-area network and wide-area network deployment
  • Voice and data systems design
  • Wireless network distribution system design
  • Distributed antennae systems (DAS) and satellite communications system design

Security and life safety technology

  • Access control, intrusion detection, and video surveillance system design
  • Mass notification system design
  • Active shooter detection, crime prevention, and license plate recognition system
  • System reliability, threat, and vulnerability assessment
  • Command center and control system integration

Research and development

  • Human-centric design thinking
  • Engineering system design analysis
  • Future design development
  • ROI research
  • Prototype development, beta-testing

Managed Services

  • Service level agreement (SLA) and staffing augmentation
  • Break-fix trouble shooting
  • Remote monitoring and management
  • System life-cycle management
  • Interoffice training and technical support

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Our Services

  • Requirements planning
  • Space programming
  • Project management
  • Engineering design
  • Technology integration
  • Functional testing
  • Bid package preparation and management
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