CASE STUDY

The Boeing Company – Office Tenant Buildout

Highlights:

Aerospace and Defense / Manufacturer

Services:

Network Services - Premise Distribution Wiring Solutions

  • Structured Cabling Solutions for Voice, Data, Audio & Video

  • CATV Cabling

Solution:

Premise Wiring

Partner:

AVI Systems

Challenges:

  • The up-to-date telecommunications infrastructure was needed for the new headquarters in a very tight timeframe.

  • At the time, this was the largest Premise Distribution Wiring project DTI had undertaken.

Benefits/Results:

  • Boeing was able to instantly communicate to employees, customers, and suppliers in 145 countries.

  • The project was completed within budget and on-time, allowing employees to have their children start the new school year in Chicago.

  • Demonstrates DTI's ability to help other integrators with specialty projects, with no additional cost to the client’s bottom line, and with consistent demonstration of value add and return on investment.

Overview:

With revenues that exceeded $100 billion in 2018 and employing over 140,000 people, The Boeing Company (Boeing) is one of the largest aerospace manufacturers and defense contractors in the world.

 

After a competition with Denver and Dallas, Chicago was selected as home of Boeing’s new headquarters in May of 2001. In order for children of newly relocated employees to start the new school year in Chicago, the new headquarters needed to be operational by Labor Day, less than four months after the selection.

 

Moving from Seattle to Chicago, Boeing needed office space and infrastructure for its new headquarters. The build out required new telecommunications infrastructure, including conference rooms equipped with high-end flat plasma TV screens, full computers and internet hook ups and state-of-the-art video conferencing systems, which was provided and installed by DTI.

 

"We've installed real time video feeds, video conferencing satellite feeds and uplinks so you can have face-to-face dialogs as well as presentations. We're taking advantage of the ability to do the work anywhere and cut down on travel by incorporating the latest technology."

--- Scott Haynes, Boeing Facilities Project Director

DTI’s Roles

 

As a subcontractor to MSCi (now AVI Systems), DTI converted 12 floors of the 100 N. Riverside building into arguably one of the most technologically advanced corporate headquarters in the world with 21 conference rooms. An entire network was installed and configured, with more than 225 miles of data, communication and security cables.

 

Dedicated DTI staff worked seven days per week to meet the aggressive deadline of completion by Labor Day.