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.
Whether you know them as MDFs, IDFs, or CERs, the condition of your Technology Rooms (TRs)—the spaces that house your building’s IT equipment—are critical to reliable data transmission throughout your organization.
Like any facility space, there are a variety of objective visual observations that can be made about the physical state of these Technology Rooms. These observations are typically good indicators of the condition of the rest of your technology infrastructure (i.e., cabling and pathways) that's installed behind walls that you can't see.
This 2-page PDF shows how to easily tell the difference between good and bad Technology Rooms, and provides the 12 criteria used to make that determination. View PDF or webpage.
Did you know that the average school district devotes less than one-half percent of its total interior square footage to housing IT equipment? Yet the condition of these spaces is critical to your district's ability to transmit and use data via an intranet or the internet.
Even the terminology that district personnel use for these spaces can be confusing based on legacy telecomm terms from the 1970s that are still being used such as MDFs (Main Distribution Frames) and IDFs (Intermediate Distribution Frames).
Learn more about why Technology Rooms may be your district's most under-appreciated spaces in this informative PDF.
Established in 1996, we specialize in facility technology infrastructure as well as IP-based building systems such as Communications, AV and Security.