Technology System Planning

Historically, designing and constructing in the built environment involved only four main utilities: water, electricity, gas and telecommunications. However, today there is a fifth utility to consider: Technology Systems.
FDI has an entire division dedicated to this “fifth” utility and helping clients plan the infrastructure for technology systems so they can be fully functional, integrated and connected in their new spaces. We provide innovative and client-specific technology systems planning services, including technology infrastructure that supports technology today and, with adequate planning, into the future.
  • City of Hope | Duarte, CA

    Cancer research center, hospital and graduate medical school on 110 acre campus Services: Technology System Planning
  • Banner Health Phoenix Corporate Headquarters | Phoenix, AZ

    Relocation of corporate staff and equipment from four locations into 14 floors in two buildings in a three month time frame Services: Transition Planning, Scheduling, Equipment Procurement, FF&E Installation Management, and Logistics
  • California Hospital Medical Center | Los Angeles, CA

    Four-story, 175,000 SF acute-care replacement building Services: Equipment Planning and Technology System Design
  • Dignity Health St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital | Camarillo, CA

    72,000 SF, 3-story bed tower Services: Equipment Planning
  • Dignity Health St. Rose Dominican Hospital - Siena Campus | Las Vegas, AZ

    220,000 SF patient tower addition Services: Occupancy Planning, Move Management, Equipment Planning, Equipment Validation, Equipment Procurement, Logistics, Equipment Placement, Equipment start-up
  • Hospital del Trabajador | Santiago, Chile

    786,000 SF trauma and rehabilitation hospital expansion Services: Laser Scanning, Virtual Construction
  • BIO26 | Medellín, Colombia

    238,500 SF hotel and mixed use development Services: Project Assessment, BIM Coordination, Clash Detection
  • Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital | San Francisco, CA


    500,000 SF Hospital Expansion Services: Occupancy Planning, Move Management, Post-Occupancy Planning, Equipment Logistics
  • University of Arizona Cancer Center | Phoenix, AZ

    250,000 SF cancer center Services: Equipment Procurement, Procurement Schedule, Logistics, Equipment Placement, PO Requisitions, Transition Planning
  • Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital & Medical Center Barrow Neurological Tower | Phoenix, AZ

    438,000 SF, 192-bed seven-story addition for new ED and 144 neurological rooms Services: Equipment Planning, Equipment Validation, Procurement, Logistics, Equipment Placement, Equipment Start-up, Scheduling, Estimating

Planning & Design

Addressing Technology Systems as the fifth utility reassures clients that infrastructure will be planned to maximize uptime and minimize downtime due to infrastructure obstacles. This could include pathways, power cooling and exposure to outdoor conditions (water filtration).

FDI incorporates clients’ specific requirements into architectural and engineering plans while developing technology plans. The end result is a utility that has the necessary redundancy in power, cooling and technology infrastructure. 


FDI design consultants are Registered Communication Distribution Designers (RCDD), a high-level certification required by the Department of Defense for those who design technology infrastructure for the U.S. Government.  RCDDs are recognized in the telecommunication industry as having demonstrated expertise in the design, implementation, integration and project management of telecommunications and data communications technology and related infrastructure. RCDD reference: UFC-3-580-01.

Specialty Services

In addition to Technology System Planning, FDI offers Medical Equipment Planning. This creates a powerful duo of services; the medical equipment planning group coordinates medical equipment connectivity and works with the client’s IT group to determine network requirements while simultaneously working with FDI’s Technology Systems Planning team.  This ensures the technology infrastructure design is thorough, encompassing all required elements, mitigating any design issues and ensuring immediate connectivity and functionality.