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, March 2nd at 12:00PM| Let the Sun Shine In (in partnership with Lutron)
This course will help shed light on why daylight control is necessary for both aesthetic and occupant comfort. You’ll be able to recognize how the advanced functionality of an automated window treatment provides added convenience, elegance, security, and manages energy consumption. Additionally, this course will enable you to recommend proper window treatments to an end user based on functionality and design of the residential space, and propose a daylight control solution that both complements the visual appeal of the space while managing energy consumption.
Wednesday, March 10th at 12:00PM | The Modern Building: A New Projection Screen Material Creates a Healthy and Secure Way for Workplace Collaboration (in partnership with Screen Innovations)
This course will provide an understanding of the innovative Ambient Light Rejection (ALR) screen material, how it contributes to the health, safety, and wellness of the room, all while providing an unparalleled viewing experience. Additionally, this course will showcase new and exciting design trends within the workplace environment. Learning Objectives: Understand the necessity of Ambient Light Rejection (ALR) over traditional screen materials ALR’s impact on the viewer’s physical wellness Demonstrate ALR’s contribution to the emotional wellness Showcase environmentally conscious solutions.
Tuesday, March 23rd at 12:00PM | Designed to Disappear (in partnership with Lutron)
This course will introduce the builder, designer, or architect to the benefits of hiding technology into the design and architecture of a project. The course will begin by defining the luxury experience in residential design. It will then dive deeper into audio and lighting as elements that influence the luxury experience. Finally, the course will present solutions for hiding these and other technologies into design and architecture.
Thursday, April 1st at 12:00PM | Understanding Today's Home Technology Infrastructure Options (in partnership with Crestron)
There are many available options related to technology for today’s savvy clients, and this course will help guide participants through the myriad of choices. Participants will walk away from this course with a comprehensive overview of current home technologies available in today’s connected homes. The in-depth discussion will include wired vs. wireless, integrated systems—what they are and how they work—and engaging a trained electronic systems professional. This overview will also help attendees plan for proper wiring infrastructure in an increasingly wireless world.
Tuesday, April 13th at 12:00PM | AV & IT Connectivity in Ceilings, Walls, Floors and Tables (in partnership with FSR)
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).
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 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 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.