Project managers are HTE liaisons tasked with simlifying the planning, design, & integration process
Once HTE is contracted, our project managers are the ones who attend planning and site meetings. They serve as "fire prevention". You are an expert in your field, but there may be aspects of the project, relating to technology, that you may be unaware of. Our project managers are well versed at identifying potential issues as early as possible. Their goal is to provide assistance during the planning phase in order to to avoid unpleasant surprises and costly change orders down the road. As the project progresses, they continue to monitor adjustments, ensuring design synergy.
It's natural that you will have questions with regards to our equipment specifications. Your project manger is your technical resource. What may seem like a trivial detail in the grand scheme of it all, could result in wasted time or a costly error. Having a dedicated resource eliminates guesswork or valuable time that would have been wasted, researching the answer on your own. Your project manger is there to make your interaction with HTE as easy as possible.
After meeting with you, your project manger relays the information to the rest of our team. He will let our engineers know of any updates that must be made to our design or CAD drawings. He'll work with our project coordinator, ensuring our technicians are dispatched to compliment your scheduling requirements. He will also let our warehouse manager know what to order and when that order should be placed.
Although we work for different companies, when working on the same project, we become partners. With so many professionals on a signal job, if we don't work in unison, it can become overwhelming for the client. Your HTE project manger will make sure you understand the information needed in order to cohesively simplify the decision making process. Details such as keypad style and engraving or which hem-bar should be selected must be made. We've found that by working with designers to present these options when the client is selecting other finishing details, it is a more constructive use of everybody's time.