Apr 21, 2010 by Kevan Jones
TSAV (Technical Services Audio Visual) with headquarters in Georgia,USA have been appointed as an audiovisual consultant on KAUST's faculty and managing director Peter Dugas (CTS, AIA) is adamant that the consistent application of standards is a key component behind the success of the project. "The KAUST campus or city is a huge project that expands along the Red Sea for dozens of kilometers," he says. "The project's audiovisual technology's complexity mirrors that of the overall construction project, spanning dozens of facilities and providing for presentation, conferencing, distance learning, skills labs and classroom capture, enterprise streaming, interactive displays, and even large format production systems. At the onset of the integration project there were nearly 35 thousand active construction workers living on site, dedicated concrete and desalination plants, and a vehicle traffic management system that provided challenges of its own. With a dozen or more integration firms involved in order to meet project schedules, standardization not only of equipment but of installation techniques is essential. Through this standardization and a rigorous focus on constant improvement to quality of workmanship we anticipate significant reduction in long term support and maintenance costs. And, perhaps more importantly, we are realizing high levels of student, faculty and staff utilization of these very useful technologies".