Author: Keith Jones

Following on from my last column on managing change, this month we will look at revising documentation including correct versioning and approval of design drawings. As a project develops through its lifecycle, changes will come about. Shifts in client requirements or budget, site restrictions and superceded...

As we all know every project, from the smallest to the largest, is subject to change over its lifecycle. The client’s requirements and budgets shift around, site restrictions come into play and equipment is superceded, all this falls under the banner of change control. It’s how...

In the world of sales there is nothing better than a direct recommendation or referral. No matter how good a salesperson might be, referrals will always outperform leads gathered from non-referral clients. If you think about it, the logic of referrals is straightforward. We have all looked...

So during the four long days of ISE I have found myself banging on about the importance of proper connectivity schematics. Firstly, I want to clarify exactly what I mean when I say connectivity schematics, as the term ‘schematics’ tends to be used interchangeably with floor-plan...

Back in the late noughties the main  bodies governing our industry CEDIA, CEA and Infocomm teamed up to create a task group with the sole purpose of creating a universal standard set of symbols for illustrating AV installations on architectural floor plans. In January 2015 the ANSI-J-STD-710...

AV Design is the unsung hero of our industry. Everyone knows you need some element of design to make projects happen. Without any design, even the roughest sketch on a beer mat, installing a system in a house is nigh on impossible. Yet there are...