There’s no denying that the busiest time for AV installs in educational institutions is the summer period, but with an increase in school activity during this break and integrators and installers in high demand, how do you plan for success and ensure projects run smoothly? Adam Harvey, Solutions Architect at University of Hertfordshire, offers some guidance.
While universities want and need to be at the forefront of technology, there is no denying that a major AV upgrade can be disruptive, and the truth is there really is no ‘best’ time to do this kind of work. Vacation times have the least amount of activities in the teaching spaces so it’s a bit easier to co-ordinate, but only a bit. Conference bookings, summer schools and general maintenance works are all competing to get into the spaces when they are free. Out of hours and weekend work are an option but they come at an increased cost not just for install teams but also for university staff who are required onsite to accommodate the project. Read more