T.I.E. is a professional engineering firm that focuses exclusively on low voltage building systems in Divisions 25, 27 and 28.  Low Voltage Systems are often referred to as the “4th Utility” in today’s technology-centric building designs.  We help our customers understand the Interplay between all of their technology systems and provide a seamless design with future technology in mind.
Key Services
  • Engineering Design Services
    • Technology Master Planning
    • Master Specification Writing
    • Budget Development
    • Procurement
    • Project Management

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How we bring value to your team


In today’s technology driven construction industry, Low Voltage Systems account for as much as 10% of the overall project budget.  We are brought in early (conceptual or schematic design) as part of the AE team to accurately budget and plan for future technology changes.  T.I.E.’s staff of experienced technology engineers take a manufacturer-neutral, unbiased approach to ensure the best long-term solution for the customer.  

Low Voltage Systems: The 4th Utility​
• Wired & Wireless Network Infrastructure
• Data Network Design
• Telephone & Paging Systems
• Distributed Antenna Systems
• Smart Media Distribution & Wayfinding
• Audio Visual Systems
• Acoustical Design
• Nurse Call & Management
• Patient Room Control Systems
• Real-Time Location Systems [RTLS]
• Behavior Health Specific Systems
 Infant Abduction Prevention
• Patient Wander Prevention
• Video Surveillance
• Access Control & Duress Alarm
• Integrated Security Management
• Fire Alarm & Mass Notification
• Emergency Communications
• Mobile Connectivity & Control
• Building Automation Control
• Integrated Facility Management Systems
Systems Assessments
• Technology Master Planning
• Systems Migration Planning
• Code Compliance Audits
• Security Vulnerability Studies
• Emergency Plan Development
• Policy, Procedure And Process Assessment
• Cost Opinion & Budget Development
• Non-Proprietary Systems Planning
• Professional Engineering Services
• Integration Software Design
• Complete Bid Package Development
• Constructability Drawings
• Systems Standards Development
• On-Site Project Management
• Owner Representation with Code Authorities
• As-Built Drawing Development
• Commissioning Plan Development
• On-Site Commissioning Services
• Complete Systems Functionality Testing
• Document Control
• Owner Training & Operational Commissioning
• Service Contract Negotiations