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With myriad funding sources and purchasing paths available to school districts—including billions of dollars in new COVID relief legislation—optimizing the alphabet soup of available resources for specific technology projects can be challenging for districts and vendors.
That's just one of the reasons why there couldn’t be a better time to welcome Mark Cazer to Archi-Technology as a Technology Consultant/ Funding Specialist.
Mark brings more than 30 years of school district experience to the firm including teaching, technology systems management, and, most recently, as Project Coordinator for NYS’s EduTech Regional Information Center (RIC).
He has intimate knowledge and experience with school district procedures, business functions, personnel, and hardware and software needs. As the liaison to (19) EduTech component districts, Mark guided his accounts with clear and concise communication, and regular coordination between the RIC’s technical, software support, and business teams as complex technologies were implemented at school districts.
Technology projects for which Mark has had an active role include VMware server solutions, network systems upgrades and redesigns, financial systems, and student information systems.
Please join us in welcoming Mark to the firm. Learn more about the rest of our team and find free resources for K12 comprehensive technology planning on our website.
#SCHOOLFUNDING #SCHOOLTECH #K12COVIDRELIEF
Archi-Technology works with upstate NY school districts to fundamentally improve the way technology infrastructure and IP-connected building systems are planned, constructed, and maintained.
It all starts with a Technology Conditions Survey (TCS) that examines every square foot of a district's facilities to objectively assess current conditions and recommend improvements.
Since 2015, we've performed our surveys on more than 14 million sq. ft. of school building floor space; that's equal to about 793 football fields! View our new TCS Stats infographic PDF for more fun facts.
If your district has an upcoming Building Conditions Survey, please contact us to see how you can add a TCS at no cost to the district.
While Central New York State might not get a lot of visible sunlight in mid-February, Syracuse University is taking advantage of the sunshine it does receive throughout the year as part of its campus sustainability program.
During a recent renovation project at Schine Student Center, SU installed photovoltaic (PV) panels last summer which started generating power in October 2020. The project was design by SU’s Campus Planning, Design and Construction (CPDC) engineering team with input from staff members at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry.
According to the University, the Schine Center’s 139 panels have a capacity of 50 kw and are expected to generate 66,000 kWh per year.
Archi-Technology provided Technology Construction Management services for the installation of required network infrastructure connections from the rooftop solar panels to the University’s energy management IP-connected systems.
Our thanks to our project manager Richard Ladd for his contributions to this green project.
> Read more about the project at SU’s STEM blog post.
October 22, 2020, marked the official opening of the third floor of the Sands Constellation Center for Critical Care (S4C) expansion of Rochester General Hospital. As shown in this video, the third floor is devoted to women's health and newborn care using state-of-the-art building and technology systems.
Archi-Technology is proud to be the primary Technology Consultant on the seven-story, 312,000 sq. ft. S4C construction project for Rochester Regional Health (RRH). Like RRH, we're devoted to improving the quality of life for Rochester residents and throughout upstate New York.
Learn more about our healthcare technology professional services. #RRH # healthcare #roc
Despite all of the current hurdles to being a school district facility director, there’s a new generation of leaders that are stepping up and thriving; finding creative solutions to today’s problems and leading teams across their district’s buildings at a point in time when building maintenance is under a microscope in every community.
These facility professionals are what we call "Next Generation Facility Managers" (NGFMs) and this paper examines the traits, tools, and strategies that these leaders are using to push school facility management into the future.
Discover the skills it takes to be a facility leader for the future in this eBook from our sister company MasterLibrary Software. Get practical advice, tips and insights from their panel of experts.
On Wednesday, Sept. 30, at 12 noon, join Joe Magliocca, Director of Facilities, Elmira City School District, and Tom Rauscher, FCSI, President, Archi-Technology and MasterLibrary Software, for the webcast Going Digital: The Challenges, Benefits and Future of Electronic Facility Records. Sponsored by the NYS School Facilities Association as part of its Lunch & Learn webcasts, you can register for the webcast at this NYSSFA webpage.
ROCHESTER, NY. On Friday, Aug, 7, 2020, I was fortunate to accompany my Archi-Technology team members on a private tour of the new Sands-Constellation Critical Care Center (S4C) at Rochester General Hospital.
With a total estimated construction budget of $260 million, the S4C is the second largest construction project in Rochester's history exceeded only by the construction of the Greater Rochester International Airport.
The tour was conducted by our S4C Project Manager Lars Meyris, RCDD, who has been working on this state-of-the-art healthcare project for 5+ years as the Primary Technology Consultant.
Highlights of the S4C project include:
— Mark Winterstein, Marketing Director/Communications Specialist
#s4c #healthcaretech #roceconomicdev
Our COVID-19 NYS School District Technology Planning Kit helps NYS school district IT Directors and Managers take a multi-year look at how their districts’ technology infrastructure ad IP-connected systems are prepared for the added demands from meeting COVID-19 NYSED Guidance.
Organized around district goals (like our Comprehensive Technology Plan Roadmap), the COVID Technology Planning kit includes a DIY template, a completed district sample, and detailed instructions. View the Planning Kit webpage with instructions and downloadable PDF template.
From Instructional and Communications to Network Connectivity and Devices, virtually every technology system used in most NYS school district's are affected by NYSED's District Reopening Guidance. Every district needs to be taking a proactive look at their existing technology conditions and upgrades or additions needed to meet reopening requirements and recommendations. View a comprehensive list of NYS school district tech systems that are affected by the COBID-19 pandemic and what additional functionality needs (or may need) to be considered to keep your students, staff, and schools safe.
Established in 1996, we specialize in facility technology infrastructure as well as IP-based building systems such as Communications, AV and Security.