EDItion April 2014
Message from the President


Dear EDI Customers and Industry Partners,


Welcome to our Spring EDItion newsletter. It has certainly been a very busy spring at EDI so far with a lot of exciting things to share with you since our last newsletter.


First, we are growing and looking to hire in both our Atlanta and Denver locations. Please see our website for more details and let your network know about our employment opportunity.


We are very excited to have won a number of new engagements, including our work at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. We have been hired to help them plan and manage the technology deployment in a number of new projects, and we are looking forward to a long and successful partnership with MSKCC. We are also excited to be helping Northeast Georgia Health System expand and upgrade their existing data center. Out West, we continue to support CoBank's new corporate headquarters. See more about what we have been up to below.


In this EDItion, we share with your our new fly through videos demonstrating both a hospital patient room and a collaborative learning space. We created these fly through simulations to help end users visualize the many ways that technology can enhance and improve both the patient experience and collaborative learning. We also share some of our research and experience with the "office of the future."


Please don't hesitate to call if there is anything with which we can help you. We appreciate your business and look forward to continue our relationship as your trusted advisor.


I hope you enjoy the information that follows and have a wonderful day!


Don Kinser, PE, MBA, CPHIMS

Chairman, President & CEO  

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360 Degree Tour of a Patient Room and Classroom

Watch EDI's newest video of how technology can enable a hospital patient room!


Technology Enabled Patient Room
Technology Enabled Patient Room


Watch EDI's newest video of a collaborative learning space!


A Collaborative Classroom
A Collaborative Classroom

Congratulations CoBank! 

CoBank breaks ground on new CoBank Center Headquarters in Greenwood Village, CO!


CoBank recently broke ground on the new 11-story Headquarters dubbed CoBank Center. The tower, to be built in the Denver Tech Center by Shea Properties, includes 296,000 square feet of office space and ground-floor retail. CoBank will lease the building and occupy 10 of 11 floors. EDI is providing Audio-Visual Consulting, Acoustical Consulting, Communications Network Consulting, and Security Consulting under RNL Design for the new headquarters.

Congratulations to CoBank and the entire project team! 
The Future of the Office Space 

By Jim Harrison, RCDD

Principal and Vice President 

EDI has designed the technology systems for corporate office spaces for over 25 years. From the early days designing UPS Global Headquarters in Alpharetta, GA to CoBank's new headquarters in Denver, CO, the corporate office space is changing. Not only are we working in different types of spaces with new technology, corporations are encouraging employees to work differently. Office Spaces are becoming much more about flexible and collaborative centric spaces rather than hard wall fixed offices and named cubes. To continue this article, click here.

Collaborative Learning Classrooms - Best Practices

Brian Murphey By Brian Murphey, CTS

Sr. Audio-Visual Consultant

There are plenty of books and articles out there about collaborative learning classrooms (also referred to as cooperative learning classrooms). A quick Google search also turns up plenty of acronyms for these spaces as well:  TEAL, SCALE-UP, PIES, CLE, CSCL, and the list goes on. As expected, much of this information is contradictory and, sometimes, self-serving and aimed at selling a particular method, system, or product. There are usually very few specifics on the technology design aspect, probably because technology is a moving target: constantly evolving and difficult to incorporate    into a standard, without the standard quickly becoming obsolete. To continue  this article, click here.    

Newly Awarded Projects


We are currently working on many exciting projects here at EDI. Take a look at a few of our recently awarded projects:  


Northeast Georgia Health System - Gainesville, GA - NGHS recently hired EDI to implement the program they previously developed to add capacity and redundancy to their main data center facilities. EDI will act as technology Program Manager leading the design effort and providing on-site construction management services. 


Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center - New York, NY EDI has been selected by Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center to provide IT Consulting and Program Management for their new Ambulatory Care Center in downtown New York City. The project involves construction of a 23-story facility comprising of approximately 760,000 SF. The construction of this facility is expected to be completed in 2018. EDI will assist MSKCC with technology planning and consulting, confirming budgets, technology equipment and systems procurement, and systems implementation management. 


East Tennessee Children's Hospital - Knoxville, TN - EDI was recently hired by Realty Trust Group (Program Manager) & E. Tennessee Children's Hospital to provide Technology Scope Gap Analysis in conjunction with the new 250,000 SF Children's Hospital expansion. EDI worked with the Hospital, Program Manager, and Design team to identify any technology scope gaps within the project and provided recommendations. Our deliverables included a high-level technology systems requirements document, gap analysis document, recommended responsibility matrix, and high-level budget for the technology systems  to be implemented on the project. 


University of West Georgia - Carrollton, GA - University of West Georgia (UWG) selected EDI to provide a Fiber Infrastructure Study at their main campus in Carrollton, GA. UWG is planning to create a robust fiber infrastructure network to achieve future growth needs and long-term objectives. UWG strives to provide best-in-class services to its students, faculty, and staff. The project vision includes upgrading existing infrastructure for future growth, improving redundancy & reliability, solving capacity issues, and to providing more flexibility within the IT Network. EDI will help UWG conduct the Fiber Study, provide recommendations for improving the fiber system to meet the project vision, and provide budgets for improvements.


Project Milestones


CHI Memorial Glenwood and Hixson - Chattanooga, TN - The Memorial Chattanooga South Expansion is complete. The South Renovation is underway and will complete in several phases between now and July. the North Tower is underway and will complete in phases between now and the end of June. The North Renovation will begin in June and will be completed by the end of September. EDI is providing technology consulting and design as well as extensive construction management for the three-phase $380 million expansion and renovation project. 


Salida Elementary School - Salida, CO - Salida Elementary school is in the construction phase and EDI is working with the client to adjust the design to utilize Promethean interactive white boards to create a digitally connected classroom.  


Rex Healthcare Heart and Vascular Hospital - Raleigh, NC - Rex UNC's new approx. 300,000 SF state-of-the-art Heart and Vascular Hospital is currently in the Construction Documents Phase and the project team aims for completion of drawings and specs by August. EDI is providing technology consulting and design services for the new hospital. 


Projects Nearing Completion


Georgia Tech High Performance Computing Center - Atlanta, GA - EDI is nearing the end of an engagement with Georgia Tech as Technology Program Manager with Cushman Wakefield to assist with the planned High Performance Computing Center for Modeling and Simulation. EDI is developing the feasibility, program, and budget for their new facility that is planned for up to 80,000 SF. 


Saint Joseph Heritage Hospital - Denver, CO - EDI Denver continues to support Saint Joseph Heritage Hospital with a state of the art technology design for the new, modern medical center and campus in Uptown Denver with expected turnover to owner in six months. The new Uptown Denver campus will be 830,000 SF, 360 private patient rooms, 21 operating rooms, including two hybrid ORs, 40 emergency department rooms, including a dedicated emergency department for seniors. The new Hospital will open its doors to the community in December 2014.  


MTSU Student Services Building - Murfreesboro, TN - The new $16 million Student Services and Admissions Building and 58,000 SF parking garage are complete and the school is in the process of move-in. the new building brings admissions, financial aid, scheduling, course registration, enrollment and business office functions together under one roof. Congrats to MTSU on their new building!


Bay Area Regional Medical Center - Webster, TX - The general contractor for the new 3735,000 SF, $160 Million hospital will be nearly complete in May. The new nine-story acute care hospital, a partnership between Surgical Development Partners and Medistar Corp., will provide a healing environment "Where Medicine Meets Technology." EDI assisted with the technology master plan and then served as the technology consultant providing design, procurement, and installation observation. 


If you have any questions about the above Western Region projects or would like to visit with the EDI Denver team, please contact Nancy Byrd, Vice President of Business Development Western Region 720-440-2089 or nbyrd@ediltd.com.


If you have any questions about the above Eastern Region projects or would like to visit with the EDI Atlanta team, please contact Carl Emery, Vice President of Business Development Eastern Region 678-213-3583 or cemery@ediltd.com.