The Client

Morrison and Foerster (MoFo) is a 120-year-old international law firm with 16 offices globally, whose clients include some of the largest financial institutions, Fortune 100 companies and leading technology and life sciences companies.

The Challenge

Due to Washington DC’s height requirements, no building can be higher than the Washington Monument. This created a severe shortage of plenum space within the facility.  HVAC, power, communications, security, and AV systems requirements for the space required careful planning and coordination.

Extensive use of Owner Furnished Equipment within existing systems was carefully scheduled for checkout, decommission and reuse with minimum disruption to ongoing business.

Design decision driving equipment usage, cost and maintenance led to centralized equipment racks. The requirement meant that all rooms connected to the control room would essentially have to be completed at the same time to test and commission them.

COVID 19 safety restrictions and protocols added a complex layer of coordination and scheduling to the project.

The Solutions

TRITECH provided systems in a variety of rooms ranging from a very large, 3-way multi-purpose room that is used for large partner and client meetings to (3) large training rooms to over 20 team rooms that feature video and audio-conferencing capabilities using Vaddio AV Bridges. The café doubles as an All Hands meeting space.

The main control room allows technicians to schedule, control and support meetings without dispatching personnel to each location.  Centralizing equipment location means that nearly any space can be technology enabled without having to install complete systems within the space.  Service and maintenance can also be performed without tying up a meeting room.

All technology enabled spaces are connected to each other and the main control room through a TRITECH designed and installed AV network that sits separate and independent of the Firm’s network.  Network and control system programming was also executed by TRITECH engineers and technicians.

TRITECH installed site wide sound masking system that creates a more private workspace, especially in open office areas.  It utilizes 317 sound emitters, 273 of them installed behind sheetrock.

Structured cabling systems were provided for all MoFo’s IT infrastructure needs.  More than (20) Middle Atlantic ERK equipment cabinets house fiber and copper patch panels distributed over (5) IT closets on (4) floors.  Over 1,200 data drops were installed, utilizing 215,000 feet of copper and fiber cable.  Power conditioning, backup power systems as well as diagnostic equipment was also provided.

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