A shorter version of CEDIA’s AV Design & Documentation course is back for ISE 2020,  condensed from the previous three hours to a 90 minute course.

No previous knowledge is required to attend the course, which will be led by Keith Jones of designflow, who has been a CEDIA educator since 2017.

Keen to explain what people can get out of the course, Jones has been working closely with a previous attendee of the full day Design & Documentation course, Alan Matthews of Automated Spaces. Matthews has helped Keith better understand what the real world benefits of the course are and how the course can be improved. 

Matthews’ review of the course that he fed back to CEDIA a little more than a year after he attended looked like this:

“The Design & Documentation course reinforces the importance of thorough documentation, the value it can add to individual projects and also how it can help elevate your client relationships to that of a true ‘design professional’. I found the course content and delivery style to be really impactful as well as engaging. It provided the inspiration for many follow on actions that really helped enhance the quality of the documentation within automated spaces. 

“The type of which has been invaluable, especially as was seen on a recent large and complex residential installation, we completed on one of the Canary Islands. It’s only with well thought-out designs and detailed documentation, of the various items to be integrated (1,500+) that it is possible to successfully deliver this type of large and complex project on time and to budget. This course is definitely worth the investment in time as well as money to attend, and I would highly recommend it!”

So what can you expect to learn on this course? Starting with a look at the design process and how this fits into a typical job process, the course looks at all the different architectural drawing types and their use in the world of AV. 

It covers symbol standards, pre-wire drawings, schedules and room layouts. The course also looks at rack design and drawings (including best practices) and connectivity schematics; where to start, how to lay them out and some useful dos and donts. 

The course is wrapped up with a look at handover, how to get there and what to include and finishes up with a mystery topic, to be revealed on the day.

The CEDIA AV Design & Documentation course at ISE takes place on 13 February at 11:30-13:00 

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