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New Firm Provides Peer Review and Cost Estimation Services for AV System Designs

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A new AV company is aiming to improve the quality control process for audiovisual system design. AV Checkpoint offers peer review and cost estimation services intended to help in-house AV teams, architects, engineers and construction professionals vet their planned AV projects.

With AV Checkpoint's peer review service, institutions can have their AV system designs checked by a network of AV industry experts who will address any design oversights, compliance with industry standards and best practices, and ADA requirements, as well as compliance with CAD drawing and specification formatting standards. The service also reviews for constructability — making sure design documentation is bid- and construction-ready.

The cost estimation service provides an overview of AV system costs, starting in the conceptual phase and updating as the system design develops. It then establishes a benchmark for analyzing contractor bids.

"Peer review and cost estimating services are very common in the architectural, engineering, and construction industries, and now AV Checkpoint provides anyone incorporating AV equipment into their designs with an accurate, reliable, and repeatable 3rd-party approach to these services. Our network of reviewers brings an incredible level of industry experience, breadth of knowledge and certifications to the table," said Mike Tomei, company founder and owner of AV consultancy Tomei AV Consulting, in a statement.

Tomei has also written a number of articles for Campus Technology on AV design and management topics, including AV accessibility, benchmarking AV staff levels, creating AV standards documents, AV project management and AV equipment rack design.

For more information on AV Checkpoint's services, visit the company site.

About the Author

Rhea Kelly is editor in chief for Campus Technology, THE Journal, and Spaces4Learning. She can be reached at [email protected].

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