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AV System Design and Construction Administration

 

I provide complete system design and construction administration of audio visual installations from start to finish.  My AV technology knowledge, strict system design & engineering standards, and project management experience will help you save money and time by streamlining the process.  I'll guide you through the entire process, keeping your best interests in mind, while remaining manufacturer and vendor agnostic. 

 

Program & Schematic Design phases:

  • Space programming, needs analysis, site survey, planning and research

  • AV system budget estimation

  • Program report creation

 

Design Development phase:

  • AV system design engineering

  • Infrastructure design

 

Construction Documents phase:

  • AV bid specifications (CSI 3-part format or reduced scope of work)

  • AV infrastructure CAD drawings:

    • Electrical, structural, architectural and mechanical requirements

  • AV system design CAD drawings:

    • Audio, video & control signal flow

    • Equipment rack layouts

    • Control system user interface layouts

    • Equipment configuration notes

    • Details for equipment fabrication, mounting, etc.

    • Speaker coverage and sightline studies

 

Bidding phase:

  • AV bid package preparation

  • AV contractor bid administration

 

Construction phase:

  • AV system construction administration

  • System testing and verification

  • Commissioning

  • End-user training

Higher Education AV Management Consulting

 

My passion is refining the strategy, structure, management and operations of AV support, design and installation departments in higher education.  I know what it takes to improve the performance of these departments.  I can also help to bring structure to K-12 technology departments tasked with supporting and installing classroom AV systems.  

 

>  Do you have a five-year AV strategic plan for your campus?  

>  Are your system designs up to par with peer institutions?  

>  Do you need to better define your tiered classroom standards?  

>  Are your technical and system design specifications and standards well defined and communicated to those installing your systems?  

>  Does your staff have comprehensive templates for RFP creation, system design and project management documents?  

>  Is your organization properly structured to support your campus' AV needs? 

>  Would you like your staff trained on how to bring system design duties in-house?  

 

Let me help with all the projects you have on the back burner because your staff is too busy with day-to-day support.

 

Strategy:

  • Strategic planning

  • Peer institution benchmarking

 

Structure:

  • Organizational structure

  • Staff training and development

  • Participate in hiring of staff

 

Management and Operations:

  • AV space planning

  • Project management process refinement

  • Technology lifecycle replacement program implementation

  • Technical and system design standards creation

  • Control system user interface design standards

  • System design document templates review/creation

  • End-user training documentation