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Principal Consultant Craig Park FSMPS, Assoc. AIA on the publication of his latest book, The Architecture of Image

How did you get started writing books?
In 2001, I had been writing AEC-industry magazine articles for about 10 years when the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) decided to go into the book publishing business. They asked if I’d like to write a book, and I found this a natural fit. I’d read how Candice Bushnell re-packaged her newspaper […]

August 25th, 2014|Knowledge, Thought Leadership|

Future Trends for Higher Education

Higher Ed Tech Decisions spoke with The Sextant Group’s President and CEO, Mark S. Valenti CTS, in a recent article on Technology Management in Higher Education and upcoming trends coming to a campus near you. In his course at InfoComm 2014, InfoComm’s annual conference, Valenti presented on transformations in colleges’ pedagogy, technology, and usage of space, outlining how […]

Technology in Education: Uses of Modern Technology in Classroom Teaching

Uses of modern technology in classroom teaching shouldn’t be complex or difficult. Flip your classroom or use Skype to bring an expert into the classroom. Leverage smartphones by sending your students out into the field to gather data. The Sextant Group’s President and CEO, Mark S. Valenti CTS, discusses the uses of modern technology in classroom teaching.

Uses of Modern […]

3 Future Technology Trends: What It Will Look Like and What It Will Do

by Mark Valenti CTS, President/CEO, The Sextant Group

We are approaching the “Era of Abundance:” virtually unlimited bandwidth that is essentially free. This completely upsets the traditional economics notion of price set by supply and demand. Bandwidth is growing exponentially, and its abundance is one of the most important developments of our time. Traditional economics teaches us that price reflects […]

May 30th, 2014|Knowledge, Technology, Trends|

7 Security Technology Trends for 2014

by Michelle Hofmaster MSSM, CHS-III, Senior Consultant, The Sextant Group

Technology, technology, technology! Security technology has advanced so rapidly, yet many organizations simply do not budget for the security face lift, a.k.a security technology upgrades. Following are 7 Security trends for 2014 that many organizations will be implementing:

Migration Planning – Many video, access control, and intrusion detections systems are antiquated […]

January 15th, 2014|Knowledge, Security, Technology, Trends|

Healthcare Acoustics: A Quieter, Gentler Approach

by Alexis Kurtz LEEP AP, Project Consultant / Acoustical Consultant, The Sextant Group

Numerous studies confirm that high noise levels in a healthcare setting can have negative implications on patients, staff and visitors. Noise causes sleep disturbances, which in turn have been shown to cause increases in blood pressure and heart rate for patients, as well as have adverse impact […]

The Most Dangerous Job In America: Hospital CIO

By Alan Dash, Senior Consultant, The Sextant Group

Back in the gentler days of Marcus Welby and Dr. Kildare, one doctor or a handful of medical staff would serve as a patient’s primary contact for care, billing and follow-up. Today of course it’s far different – patient satisfaction and clinical outcomes have driven clinical and business processes while concurrently driving […]

Chocolate, Peanut Butter, and Interactivity in the Age of Collaboration

by Brian Patrick CTS-D, Principal Consultant, The Sextant Group

For several years, the only candy my daughter would eat was a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. Even after Halloween trick-or-treating, she gave all of her loot to her brothers – except for those coveted cups. But as I write this article, there are still several unopened in my refrigerator. Why? Because […]

Hear and Now: Avoid the Number One Complaint about LEED-certified Buildings

by Alexis Kurtz LEEP AP, Project Consultant / Acoustical Consultant, The Sextant Group

If you design a LEED® Gold building — one that’s built on a restored brownfield site, finished with reclaimed wood, recycled materials, and low VOC paint, one that recycles gray water, offers sufficient daylight and views, and of course, has plenty of bike racks, but is too […]

Healthcare Acoustics: Shhh!

by Greg Coudriet CTS, INCE, LEED AP BD+C, Principal Consultant, The Sextant Group

Acoustical conditions can profoundly impact the quality of patient care in healthcare facilities. A well-designed hospital will improve patient recovery rates by providing quiet and restful patient rooms that are free from disruptions by rolling carts, paging systems, and other activities in the bustling, 24/7 facility that […]