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
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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.
Ensure consistency of technology systems design within your district or organization that meet best practices regardless of whether the work is self performed or accomplished using outside vendors. Our Design Standards help reduce system downtime and related service calls and costs. View a partial PDF of the Design Standards or register to see the complete 37-page version.
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.
Established in 1996, we specialize in facility technology infrastructure as well as IP-based building systems such as Communications, AV and Security.