Northern New England’s largest accounting firm constructs new national headquarters in Portland, Maine
Connectivity Point (CPDI) designed and installed new network cabling, audio/visual equipment, sound masking, and security systems for the new BerryDunn Congress Street building in Portland, Maine. Throughout the project, CPDI had 30 technicians to support the various trades, and 10 Project Managers, Engineers & Estimators involved. CPDI installed over 600 cable runs to offices and cubicle workstations and over 30 AP locations cabled back to multiple data racks. The project consisted of one server room and three additional data rooms all connected with new OM3 multimode fiber and copper backbone. The project began prior to the pandemic and construction was completed in early 2021.
CPDI installed A/V systems for the new headquarters in 25 conference rooms, a large board room, 3-way divide combine training room, and fitness room, including video conferencing and presentation capabilities throughout. The most challenging part of the project was not only installing the systems in each room when the construction schedule opened up for each space, but also uninstalling equipment at the former Middle Street location and reinstalling in 10 different rooms in the new headquarters. The team at BerryDunn and their construction team were a tremendous help to the CPDI team, providing plenty of space to store materials until rooms were ready for installation.
Security and Sound Masking
CPDI assisted with removing cameras from the previous office location and reinstalling the security system, while adding new cameras for a total of 16, mounted and installed to help cover the space at the office entry and exit points. CPDI completed the final touches with installation of an active sound masking speech privacy system on multiple floors, giving complete coverage throughout the entire office. Over 1,000 emitters were installed with cabling from emitter to emitter per the manufacturer’s design.
“Connectivity Point played a major role in the relocation of our National Headquarters. Not only did they run over 21 miles of data cable to connect over 86,000 s.f. of space to our network, they also installed 25 conference rooms with the proper A/V equipment, about 1,000 sound masking units, and all the security cameras needed to protect our employees and assets. With a constantly moving timeline, during a pandemic, they worked with us to ensure the job was completed alongside the construction schedule and our move-in deadline. Juggling four major tasks and a tight deadline was no easy feat. Connectivity Point pulled it off and did so effortlessly. We could not have asked for a better business partner.”
—Debbie Madden, Project Manager, BerryDunn
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The Recognition Wall at the new BerryDunn headquarters on Congress Street in Portland, Maine, features all partners/subcontractors that assisted with the project and the plaques have the names of those involved from each company. Photo, left to right: Dylan Bibro (A/V Foreman), Bill Lamson (Security Foreman), Chris McLain (Manager of Security Operations), Kim Dunlap (Cabling Estimator), Adam St. Pierre (A/V Partner), Bill Paradis (Account Executive).
A member of the Top 100 accounting firms, and northern New England’s largest, BerryDunn is a full-service accounting, assurance, and consulting firm, working with clients coast to coast in the US and around the world. Their range of expertise provides services to a wide array of clients from town, local, and state governments to healthcare, not-for-profit, higher education, commercial, financial services, high tech, and more. While the company has evolved over the years to stay on the forefront of the many industries they serve, their mission has remained constant: to help each client create, grow and protect value—while delivering exceptional service, based on integrity, expertise, and a constant commitment to success.