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Last response: in Networking
December 9, 2010 3:56:44 PM

I need to build a network for an Architects office,
Personal who, require computers and networking. 2 Architects, 1 Surveyor, 1 Engineer and 1 secretary/bookkeeper.
This is in a modern building with – open plan office for the architects, surveyor and engineer, with 2 offices sited at the rear of the building, first for Secretary/ bookkeeper, and the other a board room.
The architects, surveyor and engineer would need access to the same software and files and the Secretary/ bookkeeper would need access to the network for invoicing worked hours.
With access to printer/ scanner and other specialised equipment such as Plotters, Graphics Tables etc?
All staff need, access to the Internet and a phone line.
The Proposal should include a specification for
• Computers
• Computer peripherals
• Networking hardware and software
• General Software
• Maintenance Programme
• Budget must be realistic
The Specification for the computers must be based on the needs of the individual. With access to, shared equipment and monitors via the Network.

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December 9, 2010 6:36:35 PM

I am not doing your homework.
December 9, 2010 10:37:05 PM

I'd love to help but I'm afraid your description isn't concise enough to build a network around.

What software do the engineers and architects need?
CAD? Solidworks? AutoDesk?

Do you have a schematic of the building? A good network engineer knows the layout of the building before he starts planning.

Are they going to need any other servers? Say a web server, domain server or mail server?

What's the budget? I can work without one but it's best to have a ballpark to start.

What kind of printers/scanners are we talking about? Standard desktop hardware or specialized equipment?