AIA-Accredited A/V Tech Webinars
Join us for our new monthly series of live webinars to learn how you can weave architectural design and audiovisual technology together to create immersive experiences that make a lasting impact for clients. You’ll hear from top industry leaders and brands about incorporating stable, yet flexible A/V solutions in designs that meet the unique needs of your clients and their audiences.
Tuesday, April 27th at 12:00PM | Proper Planning for Residential Electronic Systems (in partnership with Crestron)
As with other rough-in trades (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing), electronic systems should be planned for well in advance of construction and documented at the construction drawing phase of design. This course describes the processes used by professionals in the project planning, design, and installation phases of electronic systems. Participants will be able to identify different types of residential systems and the unique impact of each on specific design considerations, such as space, framing, electrical, and ventilation requirements. This course will also help attendees identify and analyze the benefits of working with trained electronic systems professionals.
Tuesday, May 11th at 12 PM | Lighting Renaissance (In Partnership with Lutron)
This course will introduce commercial architects and designers to the power of modern lighting solutions. We’ll explain dimming technology in terms of lighting loads, configurations, and ganging; and explore the differences between single zone, room, and whole-home lighting control strategies. Participants will learn when to use a localized, centralized, or optimized lighting control system. And finally, we’ll describe how effective daylight management plays an integral role in a total home control system to increase occupant comfort and save energy.
Tuesday, May 25th at 12:00PM | Supporting Green Lifestyles with Technology Systems (in partnership with Crestron)
A "green or sustainable home" extends beyond recycling and energy efficiency, clients today want to live a greener lifestyle. Clients today want to live a greener lifestyle. Participants in this course will discuss components of "living green", and how using technology can actually help their clients live a greener more sustainable life. Additionally, attendees will discuss the ways control systems can improve durability, and enhance health and comfort of a home and its occupants through HVAC, lighting and lighting control, automated shading, smart appliances, water usage. Participants will also discuss how a cooperative mentality among trades in the design and build process can help clients achieve their green and sustainable goals.
Tuesday, June 8th at 12PM | Introduction to Lighting and Lighting Design (In Partnership with DMF – LED Downlighting)
Commercial architects and designers will walk away armed with an understanding of key lighting terms, and knowledge of how basic dimming control types can improve the comfort and usability of a space. You’ll learn why dimmer and luminaire compatibility is so important, and explore the benefits of multiple lighting techniques such as ambient, accent, and wall-wash. To wrap it all up, we’ll share how layered lighting can provide a thoughtful illumination that can help highlight selected interior features.
Tuesday, June 22nd at 12:00PM | Residential Lighting Controls (in partnership with Crestron)
This seminar provides an overview of standard vs. automated residential lighting control systems as well as basic lighting design terminology and system components. You’ll gain an understanding of various residential control solutions and the benefits associated with each system.
Tuesday July 13th at 12PM | Illuminating our Experiences with Human-Centric Lighting (In Partnership with Lutron)
To understand human-centric lighting, we first need to understand how lighting can impact the livability of an office, retail space, or other commercial building. In this commercial design webinar, we’ll define the four elements that make up human-centric lighting and explore design best practices for HCL and how to communicate these benefits to clients. We’ll also specify where HCL can be used in various space types to improve the human experience and overall satisfaction with the space. Finally, we’ll examine key design considerations and smart technologies that enable HCL.