Ever wonder why the building technology system that was just installed doesn't operate exactly as expected? Maybe these operational issues have less to do with the new system than it does with how related existing systems were programmed for it.
North Tonawanda City School District held its April 1 Board Of Education meeting using the Zoom videoconferencing software to meet state COVID-19 public health guidelines. During the meeting, Archi-Technology's Gregg Stone presented the District's Smart School Investment Plan (SSIP) which is also posted to the District's website for public review and comments. Thanks to the Board for inviting Gregg to present. Watch a video of the April 1, 2020 BOE meeting.
Archi-Technology is pleased to welcome Kevin Zimmer as our new Account Manager for our Central NY clients. Kevin brings extensive project and account management experience to his new position including a deep understanding of telecommunications including technology infrastructure, wireless, and emergency 911 systems. Kevin will be putting his professional experience to use on behalf of our education and healthcare clients. Please join us in welcoming Kevin to your team. Learn more about him on our website.
Archi-Technology welcomes Victor Montaglione as our new Account Manager for clients in Rochester and Western NY. Vic brings more than 30 years in the telecommunications industry and with IP-connected building technology systems to the firm. His extensive systems design, construction oversight, project management, and long-term account services experience will be leveraged to benefit of Archi-Technology's school district and other clients. Please join us in welcoming Vic. Learn a little more about him on the Our Team webpage.
Hammondsport Central School District recently used Archi-Technology's state-aidable planning services to evaluate its options for sharing educational content in the classroom. As a small district with limited resources, the District relied on our Instructional Technology specialist to get the most bang for their buck while aligning with long-range goals. Read the Hammondsport CSD Instructional Technology Guidance project profile on our website.
Archi-Technology LLC is pleased to announce the hiring of Dylan Mercier as Technology Consultant effective February 1, 2020. Dylan brings a strong skill set in the design, installation, and commissioning of technology infrastructure, AV and security systems, fire alarm, and other low-voltage building systems. His 14+ years of experience as a systems designer, lead installer, and construction crew supervisor will complement Archi-Technology's existing capabilities for our education, healthcare and commercial clients. Please help us in extending a warm welcome to Dylan.
Capital projects generate an avalanche of important facility data that is often used during the design and construction phases only to be inaccessible to those who may need it during the much longer manage phase. Electronic Facility Records (EFR) are to buildings what Electronic Medical Records are to people—a safe, secure way for authorized professionals to have access to important data for informed decision making. Learn more about the theory behind Electronic Facility Records at our new webpage, accessible from any page on our site via the top navigation menu. Visit the new EFR web page.
With the 2020 calendar year just getting started, it's a fitting time to take an objective look at your NYS school district's current technology conditions, future goals, and the gaps that need to be bridged between the two.
This new 8-page interactive PDF brochure describes the scope and value of Archi-Technology's six planning services including graphic illustrations of deliverables.
NYS school districts that need to have their Building Conditions Surveys (BCS) conducted in 2020 will be especially interested in our Technology Conditions Survey services which qualify for state aid.
View the Technology Planning services brochure iPDF.
In a traditional construction project, Archi-Technology is a consultant acting under the direction of an architectural firm. As such, the costs and responsibility for our professional services are included in the architect's contract with the owner.
For capital projects that are primarily focused on technology systems—e.g., an enterprise-wide technology infrastructure upgrade—the traditional contract model is flipped; i.e., the architect's services for AMEP design and construction management would be included in Archi-Technology's contract with the owner.
View the one-page infographic (PDF).
From classroom instruction to student safety and business processes, efficient operations of school buildings is dependent, in large part, on the condition of its technology infrastructure and IP-connected systems.
NYS school districts submitting their initial '20/'21 service requests to local BOCES should consider the following state-aidable bundled services from Archi-Technology:
If your school district or other organization has a question about technology infrastructure and its importance to operations, please contact us via chat (lower right of browser window) or the Contact form.
Established in 1996, we specialize in facility technology infrastructure as well as IP-based building systems such as Communications, AV and Security.