October 2, 2006 -- BICSI, the trade association representing the information transport industry, and InfoComm International, the trade association representing the professional audio/visual (AV) industry, have jointly produced a new Audiovisual Design Reference Manual (AVDRM). The AV design reference guide includes information from the body of knowledge and training materials of both organizations.
"Professional AV integration projects today require AV and building industry professionals to work closely with architects, engineers, general contractors and other trades," comments Randal A. Lemke, Ph.D., executive director of InfoComm International. "This has created a need to clearly communicate technical information to all who are involved. The Audiovisual Design Reference Manual will help bridge the communication gap between all who help navigate an AV project from conception to completion."
The AVDRM covers the fundamentals of AV design and includes detailed discussions on the subjects of lighting, acoustics, HVAC, audio and video components, assembling systems, and applications. The organizations say the collaborative guide equips AV and information transport systems professionals with valuable knowledge about how AV systems are assembled, enabling them to add more value for their customers. The manual is designed to benefit all AV consultants, integrators, manufacturers and technicians, architects, engineers, general contractors, subcontractors, building facility managers, and information transport system (ITS) consultants.
The book can be purchased as a printed manual, as a CD, or as a combined package of manual and CD. The manual costs $358 for the printed manual or CD and $538 for both. Members of InfoComm or BICSI can purchase the printed manual or CD for half price, or the package containing both for $279.