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24 March 2014

Al Lyons Is HOK’s New Director of IT and Electronic Systems Consulting

Al Lyons has joined HOK’s engineering group as senior vice president and firm-wide director of IT and electronic systems consulting. He is based in the firm’s New York office.

Al LyonsLyons brings 30 years of experience in the planning, design, procurement, implementation, commissioning, operation and integration of information technology and electronic systems to HOK’s global engineering group. He optimizes these systems to automate business processes and improve their overall performance.

His expertise greatly improves HOK’s ability to support the business processes and technologies our clients need to achieve their goals for the built environment.

For the past 17 years, Lyons developed and led Arup’s IT consulting business in the Americas. His team collaborated with HOK while acting as owner’s representative for the IT and electronic systems at the 6.46 million-sq.-ft. Hamad International Airport Passenger Terminal Complex in Doha, Qatar. He served as principal-in-charge for replacement of the environmental control and fire alarm systems for 8 million square feet of office and retail space at Rockefeller Center in New York. Lyons also provided IT peer review and operational readiness consulting for the Emirates Terminal 3, Concourse B at Dubai Airport.

Earlier in his career, while at Syska Hennessy Group, Lyons designed IT and electronic systems for two HOK projects: NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York and Bristol-Myers Squibb’s headquarters and research campus in Lawrenceville, N.J.

About HOK’s IT and Electronic Systems Consulting

HOK’s IT and electronic systems (IT + ES) consulting team helps clients ensure that their building infrastructure supports current, emerging and future business requirements. The group’s innovative solutions optimize systems and business processes for aviation and transportation, education, corporate, commercial, healthcare, hospitality, and science and technology buildings, with a focus on data centers and mission critical facilities.

HOK’s team works with clients to develop IT + ES requirements, design IT and security systems, and identify opportunities for improving services while reducing costs and generating new revenue streams. Specific services that Lyons’ team provides include:

  • IT + Electronics Systems Engineering and Design
  • IT + Electronic Systems Master Plans
  • IT Service Delivery Plans and Business Models
  • System Move Planning, Management and Coordination
  • Existing Systems Assessments
  • Procurement and Implementation Strategies
  • Systems Integration
  • TCAT Management (testing, commissioning, acceptance and turnover)
  • ORAT Management (operational readiness, activation and transition)
  • Security Planning and Systems Design