This session will discuss the unique challenges and considerations involved in large scale capital projects for K-12 and higher education institutions. Participants will explore the differences between refreshing existing rooms and building new facilities, as well as the importance of security measures and AV standards in creating a positive student experience. The session will cover industry standards and best practices, and provide guidance on infrastructure requirements, as well as telecommunications and wireless networks. Participants will also learn about the integration of technology-enabled furniture. By the end of the session, participants will be equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully plan technology systems for capital projects in educational settings.
1 AIA LU
June 21, 2023, 1:00 pm EST
Justin Rexing, MS, CTS-D
Western Kentucky University
Audiovisual Design Engineer
Justin Rexing is an accomplished audio video professional with 20 years of experience in the industry. Justin Rexing currently works as an Audiovisual Design Engineer for Western Kentucky University, owner of Rexing Consulting Group, LLC and co-founder of the AV SuperFriends, LLC. He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer information systems and holds a Master of Science, both obtained from Western Kentucky University. Justin has served on multiple task forces and committees for AVIXA, including PETC and the AVIXA Foundation Board which he helped to lay foundational work to grow the industry. As a Senior Faculty member of AVIXA, he has helped teach multiple 3-day courses such as Managing AV Staff and Spaces, CTS Prep and Net Tech. He has also assisted in revising and developing curriculum for the 3-day courses taught at InfoComm each year. Justin has also written multiple articles in the industry including the November 2017 cover story for AV Technology Magazine titled “Get Darwinian”. Taking time to help aspiring AV professionals in the industry is something he is passionate about.
Christopher Dechter, CTS-D CTS-I
University of Wyoming
Manager of Instructional Technology
Christopher Dechter, CTS-D, CTS-I, is the Manager of Instructional Technology at the University of Wyoming. In his almost twenty years of AV and IT, he has focused almost exclusively on the design and integration of technology in higher education at multiple institutions. He shares his AV stories with anyone willing to listen and, like the protagonist of terrible 1980s television, has spent his career traveling from town to town solving mysteries… of higher education technology. If you’d like to hear more from this knucklehead, he hosts a podcast with five other AV nerds at https://www.AVSuperFriends.com