The role of the audio visual “Designer” as defined by the ANSI/INFOCOMM 2M-2010 standard must be performed by a specialist experienced in tertiary audio visual design. The designer may be sourced from a services consulting firm with a dedicated AV specialist team, or from the AV design staff of the tertiary institution. One or more AV designers may be involved at various stages of the project. The minimum qualifications and experience criteria for the key project personnel of any proposed AV Designer shall be:
- An Infocomm CTS-D qualification with minimum 1 year of relevant experience, a portfolio of AV schematics and built designs created by that individual that are assessed by the institution’s AV staff as satisfactory and two positive client referees
- 3 years of intensive and relevant experience as an AV designer, a portfolio of AV schematics for built designs created by that individual that are assessed by the institution’s AV staff as satisfactory and two positive client referees
Unless they include a dedicated specialist AV team with the above experience and qualifications, generalist electrical engineering consulting firms do not have the required skills and experience to design AV solutions for the tertiary sector.