4 Reasons Why Working With AV Design Architects & Integrators Streamlines Project Builds

If your next build is on the horizon, it can be tempting to get started with your internal project team before bringing in any outsiders. But with audio visual systems in particular, sooner is better when it comes to working together. In fact, there are a few key reasons that working with AV companies, especially an audio visual design group, early on in the process can improve your project in multiple ways. Here are some of them. 

1. Reduced time for knowledge transfer. 

Whenever you bring in someone new to a project, it always takes time to share information and get them up to speed on the status of everything.  Oftentimes, this initial transfer of knowledge takes a lot of time, and slows down the progress of the project. 

But, when you work with an audio visual design group like PIVIUM that handles design, installation and maintenance, you cut out the need for such knowledge transfers. There’s no need for additional meetings, project walk-throughs or repetitive explanations. The company already understands what’s necessary and can get right to work making it happen. 

2. More accurate budgeting. 

When AV companies are brought in during the mid- to late stages of a project, cracks tend to show – and fast. One of the major gaps is often budgetary. Folks who are inexperienced with audio visual systems can miss important elements when estimating costs and timelines. 

On the flip side, AV companies that are involved in the design of the build are highly equipped to anticipate facility needs. This, coupled with their experience with other similar projects, makes it easier for them to accurately estimate costs and timing of AV design, installation and equipment. You’ll have a realistic budget in hand early on and can make sure fewer surprises pop up along the way and catch you off guard.

3. Better workflows for end users. 

When the same people manage your AV design and installation, the end result is a more streamlined system that benefits the people who will work at the medical facility. Without this integration, there may be distinct differences between what the design intended and how the installation actually goes through. This can result in unmet goals and decreased functionality. For example, consider digital wayfinding. If one company designs the system, but a separate company installs it, the vision each has may be different and so the outcomes are likely to be different too. 

But, when the same company designs and installs such a system it can work beautifully. Digital wayfinding can alert team members and empower them to engage with an individual when they enter the facility. This can improve workflow (and the patient/visitor experience), giving personnel the chance to greet someone, have a room ready or add another personal touch to create a memorable interaction. 

4. An elevated standard of care. 

When AV is done right in medical facilities, patients feel the difference. If you bring in AV design architects and integrators at the beginning of a project, they can help you dream up new ways to comfort, connect with and cater to the people in your care. 

For instance, simple signage (and spoken, audio directions) in a corridor can help a patient find an area that they’ve never seen before, or an integration involving video game systems for younger patients can provide positive distractions and a better overall experience. But without an experienced AV design team working with you side by side early on, these additional opportunities for an enriched experience are likely to slip you by.

The right audio visual systems and AV vision can breathe new life into your next build, but only if they’re planned for, designed and brought to life properly. Have you brought in an audio visual design group to help you do just that? If not, please reach out. We’d love to be your partner in your next project.