Higher Ed

Higher Education

Delivering Capacity - For Knowledge

Higher Education

The technology focus in higher learning has shifted. Institutions are no longer primarily concerned with connectivity. The need for colleges to provide connectivity is a given. 

The new focus is capacity. From the connection through to the backhaul, bandwidth has become king, measured in gigabits, not bars. The question for any institution today is: Are wired and wireless networks supporting the demands of end-users, programs and staff?   

The National Center for Education Statistics projects that college enrollment will grow by 14% through 2022. The competition for new students will be fierce. There is no demographic more tech savvy than college students, and a University’s technology platform will be critical to their efforts to attract new students. Only by aligning themselves with a technology partner will Universities or Colleges stay ahead of the curve.

Vision has the experience and expertise to adapt to new technologies, as well as update the infrastructure of higher learning institutions to ensure they remain modern for students and faculty alike.



  • Responsibility
    Singular Responsibility

    With both design and construction in the hands of a single entity, Vision is your single point of responsibility for quality, cost and schedule adherence. Our ITD team is responsible for quality, budget and schedule, as well as performance of the completed facility. Under the ITD® methodology, Vision takes responsibility for any issues requiring resolution between design and construction. 

  • Quality
    Improved Quality

    Traditional design-bid-build too often relies upon restrictive contract language, adversarial audit and inspection, and, ultimately, the legal system to ensure project quality. In the ITD® methodology, Vision is solely responsible for your completed product. This accountability drives outcome-focused quality throughout the entire process. Our ITD® methodology ensures quality from the initial consultation.

  • Cost Savings
    Cost Savings

    Our ITD® Team (engineering and construction personnel) collaboratively evaluates value-engineering designs, materials and methods efficiently and accurately. Value engineering and constructability are utilized continuously and more effectively when the engineers, contractors and vendors work as one during the entire design and construction process.

  • Time
    Time Savings

    Because design and construction are overlapped (and because bidding periods and redesigns are eliminated), total design and construction time can be significantly reduced. Design-build is ideal for the application of “fast track” construction techniques without associated risks to the owner. Material and equipment procurement as well as construction work can begin before construction documents are fully completed. The resulting time savings translates into lower costs and earlier occupancy of the completed facility. Earlier occupancy equals faster time to revenue and happier tenants.

  • ROI
    Enhanced ROI

    Change Orders can run as high as 35% of the project value. With Design-Build, one PM manages multiple scopes. It also encourages transparency in pricing, allows more effective channel and manufacturer management, and enhances collaboration with GC and trades.

Our approach & benefits

Universities and Colleges depend on Vision because we are constantly learning and adapting. Having the ability to install today’s technology isn’t enough. Higher education institutions need a partner that will be with them on the path to tomorrow’s technology, and they rely on Vision. Our solutions range from consulting, design-builds and comprehensive implementation services. We strive to provide our schools with solutions that enhance the learning process and create an easy to use, but effective, platform, leaving teachers and administrative staff free to focus on teaching. 

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Montgomery College

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Vision Technologies helped Prince George's Community College buildout a comprehensive audio-visual system. Our audio-visual system covered over 110,000 square feet of classroom and office space. Vision's experience working with higher education allows us to help achieve their goals more efficiently.   

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