Why appoint a Technical Project Manager?
In short, a Technical PM provides a means for construction lead projects to ensure IS and AV technologies are co- ordinated and commissioned using industry best practices and principles. Technically complex systems will be implemented correctly with appropriate understanding of their purpose and use.
Appointment of a technically trained Project Manager is important because modern IT enables construction projects to deliver multiple building services over single, integrated networks. While this converged approach simplifies M&E cabling for systems such as Security, Building Control, Telephony and many core building services it is equally essential that the underlying IT infrastructure is capable of successfully carrying these services as required. A fully co-ordinated and validated IS and AV approach is therefore vital to success so that these services remain secure, reliable and meet stakeholder needs.