Commercial Integration Blog

Baton Rouge Building Design: Architecture, Acoustics, and AV

Posted by Ron Smith on Mar 28, 2018 9:39:39 AM

You can have the best guitar player in the world play your favorite song.  Be it Prince, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, anyone.  But if you give them an out of tune instrument, it won’t sound very good.  And, if you were to provide a meticulously engineered, handcrafted, finely tuned guitar to a toddler; you also won’t get the results you intended.  The same is true for the design of your organization’s conference room and work spaces.  The best design and construction possible will be lacking without the appropriate technology and integration; likewise, a state-of-the-art platform will be held back by lackluster design and acoustics.  This is why you need both.

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Topics: AV Design

Baton Rouge AV Design: Why It Should Come Before Construction

Posted by Brad Rojas on Mar 3, 2017 12:21:22 PM

Have you ever packed your car for a trip?  Meticulously choosing the space and orientation for each item, ensuring that everything fits and nothing gets damaged becomes a real-life game of Tetris.  However, it rarely fails; with everything perfectly in its place you close the trunk only to realize you forgot your suitcase.  So much time and effort were spent organizing, but you forgot the most important item, now what?  Building or remodeling a new facility can be the same way.  The plans are drawn up, contractors are hired, ground is broken, but what about the AV needs of the space?  Is this going to be the crammed in suitcase, now full of wrinkled clothes? 

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Topics: AV Design

Baton Rouge Conference Room Design and Integration: Room Scheduling

Posted by Brad Rojas on Feb 7, 2017 10:36:48 AM

Hotels, motels, inns, and bed and breakfasts all do best when their rooms and suites are in use.  Your organization essentially works the same way when it comes to your conference rooms and work spaces.  Lodging establishments used to (and some still do) have the convenient vacancy (or no vacancy) sign out front.  On a long road trip and need a place to stay for the night?  Find a hotel with the vacancy sign lit up.  If all of the rooms are occupied, there is a handy little switch, that when flipped illuminates two simple letters, “n-o”.  There is either space, or there isn’t.  Unfortunately, when it comes to scheduling time in your business’ conference rooms and work spaces, it’s not quite as simple as this.  But there are tools to make room scheduling and meeting planning a breeze.

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Topics: Brands, AV Design

Baton Rouge Conference Room Design: Better Meetings with Automation

Posted by Brad Rojas on Aug 9, 2016 8:57:53 AM

A 2015 IMEX America survey showed that 95.6% of CEO’s agreed that meetings hold tremendous value.  However wasted time, missed deadlines, poor communication and the potential of losing business can quickly reduce that value.  Technical difficulties, incompetent technology, and a lack of automation can all spiral a meeting out of control, wasting valuable time and resources.  Whether it’s an internal meeting with everyone in a single room or you’re communicating with team members in another location, the ability to effectively and efficiently collaborate is vital.  In fact, in the 19th annual PricewaterhouseCoopers Global CEO Survey, 44% of CEO’s chose web-enabled collaboration tools as offering the greatest return in terms of engaging stakeholders.  Simple and reliable collaboration platforms exponentially increase the productivity of meetings, but this isn’t the only type of automation that can make your meetings valuable again.

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Topics: AV Design

Commercial Boardroom Design: Prioritizing Audio/Visual Technology

Posted by Brad Rojas on May 17, 2016 10:45:19 AM

There’s the old adage, “measure twice, cut once”.  As resources become more precious and the speed of business continues to increase, this sage advice has never been truer.  However, when it comes to workplace and space design, it often goes ignored.  Imagine building a football arena and after the concrete was poured, the sod was planted and the seats were placed, you realized you never thought about where the scoreboard was going to go, or how fans would see replays, or whether they’d be able to hear and understand the PA announcer.  Your office, conference room, and other workspaces can have the same problem if you are building a new facility or simply remodeling.  One of the most important elements of each space is usually the last to be considered, A/V integration. 

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Topics: AV Design