What is Holistic Design?

Updated: Aug 18, 2020

Viewing all of the pieces together

Solving a puzzle takes time and it takes key attention to detail to make sure each piece is correct and goes in the right place. However, if we focus on where a single piece may go or how a specific area of the puzzle looks we may lose the big picture.

In Architecture and Engineering its easy to get focused on one thing, planning spaces for new construction, or calculating loads for a series of hot water pumps, but those two tasks are part of much larger systems which goes on to affect other areas of the project.

How does Holistic Design affect Security Systems?

Security systems are no different. When planning and designing these systems the designer must talk to almost every discipline on the project, the owner, end users including owner's security management and employees. This is part of design is typically left out and can cause several problems during bidding, construction, and implementation resulting in Requests For Information, Change Orders, Rework, and other added costs to the design company.

Not only can this cause unhappy clients, but a designer who does not consider strategies to reduce the number of devices may lead to an expensive and inefficient system at a cost to the owner and an inefficient system can lead to poor overall security.

Holistic Design Process

Bastion Security Group has a proven proprietary Holistic Design Process which sets a baseline for the rest of the project. In its early stages the Scope of Work is verified and each component of the design for every issue is taken into consideration to provide a streamlined system which is prioritized in key areas. Even during 95% CD's the Holistic Design Process can be used as a Value Engineering Exercise to reduce and re-purpose existing design elements.

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