Facilities Design Criteria for the Construction and Renovation of Multimedia Classrooms at Case Western Reserve University

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Designing a multimedia based facility which accommodates information and presentation technologies to meet today's needs and future needs requires careful planning and organization. It requires the close collaboration of architect, mechanical engineer, electrical engineer, lighting designer, audio-visual specialist, information technologist and instructor. Infrastructure design for multimedia classrooms must address requirements for A/C power, HVAC systems, cable distribution, ceiling heights, structural support, noise control, lighting, ergonomics and interior room acoustics.The architectural and interior design criteria presented here includes classroom shape, surfaces, and finishes; wall construction; windows, doors, ceilings; seating requirements; mechanical, lighting and electrical systems.
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