Today’s designs demand a variety of communications and multi-media capabilities; this course will guide architects and interior designers through the convergence of technology with building design. Audiovisual applications in various spaces will be covered, and the connectivity requirements associated with them will be discussed. AV, along with IT technologies impact the structure, and housing the connectivity components associated with these technologies in ceilings, walls and floors will be featured. A variety of ceiling, wall and floor boxes as cable management solutions will be discussed. The different features of these boxes will be covered, as well as UL requirements, electrical issues, the merging of technology and aesthetics, and developments in connectivity will also be discussed. Various connectivity and cable management solutions within tables and other furniture will be covered. Different types of infrastructure components will also be discussed.
The program will relate to architectural designs of the interior of educational facilities, hotels, workspaces, and general meeting rooms. Working with AV consultants to prepare for the media aspects of the design will be discussed in the final portion of the presentation. The presentation has also been approved for credit by the International Interior Design Association (IIDA).