This strengthens the wall to support display weight and mount and ensures safety and security that the display will not fall.
Power and Network connections must be relocated (or installed) to locations behind where the display is mounted.
Depending on the building, type and number of displays, geographic location and skilled trades and permits can be required. The cost per room for these two construction procedures can range from $3k-$16k or more.
This means multiple trades must be coordinated for the project. This takes 3-5 weeks or more for room completion. This can disrupt normal office operations and/or require additional project management to ensure all trades are aligned, timed correctly and completed as scheduled.
ADDITIONAL IMPORTANT REQUIREMENTS TO CONSIDER.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires any object that protrudes 4” or more from the wall must have something beneath it to allow for cane sweep. This is to prevent injury of the visually impaired.
- This requirement is satisfied by building the display into the wall at additional cost or using furniture below the display that also could cost thousands more.
When displays are mounted and do not extend more than 4” from the wall, it’s typical to design the displays as floating with no furniture underneath.
- This necessitates some electronics being overcrowded behind the display—which can cause an unsightly look and impede serviceability resulting in downtime if any component fails.
TRADITIONAL METHODS ARE NOT AMENDABLE TO FUTURE CHANGES.
- Wall construction cannot be moved to a new room when a room is repurposed, for example moving a team huddle space to a private office.
- Moving from a single to a dual display can be extremely or even prohibitively expensive.
Both cases above require more wall construction and incur additional expense.