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Food for Thought Sponsored by KONTEK AV For Architects: An Interactive Session

 Export to Your Calendar 11/9/2017
When: November 9, 2017
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm (Registration begins at 5:00 pm)
Where: TBD
United States
Contact: 919-463-0333

Online registration is available until: 11/9/2017
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AV For Architects: An Interactive Session

November 9, 2017

Location: TBD

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm (Registration begins at 5:00 pm)

 I HSW | Cost: AIA Members: $0 / Non-members: $25


What is it with AV integration that makes it the hardest part of any project?  Join KONTEK Systems for an after-work Food For Thought on November 9th, to discuss what you should expect from an AV partner, and how to use a partner to get results from your teams’ technology designs.  KONTEK will address things that happen (and need to happen) in the design and build phases of AV integrations, as well as taking a dive into some of the nuts and bolts of a practical evaluation of AV concepts in real life. As an added bonus, you’ll have a chance to see integrated AV case studies brought to life in many different types of integrated spaces.   After work munchies and drinks will be served as we discuss all things AV!

Learning Objectives:

  1. Upon completion of this program, participants will analyze how to partner with AV professionals on your design and construction team for a successful integration of AV
  2. • Participants will identify factors to consider in the layout and planning of AV-integrated spaces to ensure a successful integration
  3. • Participants will propose how to deploy AV technologies into the goals of your design, and implement them successfully during construction
  4. • Participants will formulate the basic principles of proper image sizing and room acoustics in evaluating a project’s requirements

Presented by:


KIM DURACK, CTS – Account Manager

Kim holds a B.A. degree in History from Duke University, and the CTS (Certified Technology Specialist) certification from ICIA. He joined KONTEK in 2006, starting on KONTEK’s Installation Team as a jobsite lead and lead installer, before moving to his current position on the Account Team. Kim acts as a primary point of contact for many of KONTEK’s clients, and works closely with them to provide project management and oversight for a broad range of KONTEK’s projects.


ERIK BENSON, CTS - Client Outreach Specialist

Erik holds a B.A. degree in 20th century American literature from Duke University, the CTS (Certified Technology Specialist) certification from ICIA, and also has an extensive background in technical theater and live entertainment production.  He has been with KONTEK since 2006, and works closely with KONTEK’s clients on turning trends and ideas into strong projects.  In addition to his work with KONTEK’s clients, Erik also provides OSHA jobsite safety oversight and compliance for KONTEK. 


BILLY MORRIS – Senior Account Manager

Billy is the most senior member of KONTEK’s account team, with almost twenty years of experience of working with KONTEK’s highest profile educational clients.  A graduate of UNC-Greensboro, Billy makes sure that the needs of all of his clients and their projects are being met at every level, from the grandest vision to the smallest detail.


PETE REHM – Account Manager and Support Director

In his 9 years at KONTEK, Pete has risen to both supervise KONTEK’s medical integration portfolio, and to provide oversight to the Support Group that insures our long-term success with our installations. He is a proud UNC-Chapel Hill alum, yet works closely with many of our university clients from those other Triangle schools too!




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