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Emergency Notification Systems: Considerations for 2021 and Beyond

Considerations, code compliance requirements, and design parameters for institutions seeking state-of-the-art emergency notification systems (ENS) — by Tim Waters and Richard Derbyshire Preparing for unexpected events is not new for higher education institutions. Contemporary emergencies range all the way from campus interlopers bearing weapons to the COVID-19 pandemic. When faced with these situations, campus leaders … Continue reading Emergency Notification Systems: Considerations for 2021 and Beyond

Building Technologies in the Post-Coronavirus Environment: 5 Facility Action Items to Implement Now

— By Joseph Bocchiaro III, Ph.D., CStd, CTS-D, CTS-I, ISF-C, Principal Consultant, NV5 Engineering & Technology  “The new electronic independence re-creates the world in the image of a global village.” — Marshall McLuhan, Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man There is broad agreement that the post-virus era will create a “great reset.” However, much of … Continue reading Building Technologies in the Post-Coronavirus Environment: 5 Facility Action Items to Implement Now

From Ergonomics to Experience: Applying Human Factors Analysis to Technology Planning

— by Craig Park, FSMPS, Assoc. AIA The application of human factors design principles and techniques is an indispensable tool for the architectural planning process. It helps improve user experience and increases the assurance that the resulting spatial and technology solutions effectively reflect client needs. Nowhere is a stronger case to be made for including a … Continue reading From Ergonomics to Experience: Applying Human Factors Analysis to Technology Planning

Post-Corona IBT: TEN TECHNOLOGIES TO CONSIDER WHILE WE WAIT IT OUT

— by Joseph Bocchiaro III, PhD, CStd, CTS-D, CTS-I, ISF-C & John Cook CTS In the post-coronavirus era, Owners, Architects, and Interior Designers are asking, What will people need to have confidence to be working alongside other people again? And what can we be doing now to make buildings cooperate – intelligently – with humans … Continue reading Post-Corona IBT: TEN TECHNOLOGIES TO CONSIDER WHILE WE WAIT IT OUT

FOR BETTER OR WORSE: Reentering Society Amid COVID-19. How Technology Might Shape Human Interactions

by Joe Bocchiaro III, PhD, CStd, CTS-D, CTS-I, ISF-C This Medium is the Message One of the most beloved, seminal works of film noir from 1956 is Invasion of the Body Snatchers. This original version, in black-and-white Superscope, is studied by film, sociology and political-science students alike. Sixty-four years later, it rings prescient in the era of … Continue reading FOR BETTER OR WORSE: Reentering Society Amid COVID-19. How Technology Might Shape Human Interactions