training and development - look into future
Thu, 18 Sep 1997 18:28:59 +1000
At 03:42 PM 9/17/97 +0930, Jenny Filsell wrote:
>How will we be undertaking professional development next century? What
should a training and development facility look like 10 years down the
track? I have urgent need of your opinions. We are renovating a new site
with conference area of 2700 square metres and we have to brief the
On a recent exercise for an unnamed source (secrecy obligations) I setup
the system as follows:
(you may be here already)
Separate the following physically.
High end sound
All power cabling was shielded from RMF, EMF etc. no leakage what-so-ever
Data and communications will be fibre optic cabling.
everything went to a central point control panel like a big multi track
each section in the building could be isolated but each section could be
intergrated with an adjoining section to create a larger section. So
seating capacity went up in stages of either 50 or 100 persons.
False or suspended floors were used and floor coverings were anti static
carpet tiles.. lift the carpet tiles lift the floor tile to get to the
cabling. Special floor tiles were designed with outlets flush mounted on
the exposed side and inputs on the underside. All plugs (inlets) were
installed with the assumption that they would be abused so they were high
(expensive) quality. For example the sound for speakers were Cannon, Data
(network) were BNC with strain connections, no crimping, and wires were
fixed to pins by grubb screws, if they fail they are easier and quicker to
Pullthrough cables were installed in any run that was to be built in and
all under floor cabling was placed into colour coded pipes. I worked on
the theory that each pipe was only 25% filled to allow for lots of room.
Nothing was stuffed into a conduit where there was no more room. No cable
was laid by itself. neat groups, colour codes, and pull throughs.
The overhead Video projectors were used throughout. I used smaller
forward/front projectors for small areas but stayed away from anything that
was going to be incorporated into large expensive floating control centers
as the new stuff will not fit where the old stuff went.
Bose speakers were used exclusively and if the order is large enough they
will help with the sound analysis characteristics of the room/s. A locale
speaker manufacturer VAF also does some very good work on multimedia
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