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The New Intelligent Building: IoT and the Promise of 5G Networksby Senior Consultant J.P. Bonin

With the introduction of the fifth-generation of cellular networks, commonly referred to as 5G, there are powerful new intelligent building capabilities on the near horizon. 5G will be a catalyst for expanding the effectiveness of the Internet of Things (IoT) — the embedded sensors and beacons tied to a myriad of building systems — providing real-time operational and analytic […]

Technology and the New Pedagogy in Higher Education – by Principal Craig Park FSMPS, ASSOC.AIA

For over 100 years, didactic learning models – with faculty lecturing as the “sage on the stage” – have dominated the pedagogical approach in most colleges and universities. In the last decade, we’ve seen a marked shift toward student-centric learning models, where the faculty serves more as a “guide on the side,” helping cohort teams research, compile, and present […]

Top Trends in Active and Collaborative Learningby Senior Systems Designer Joe Hammett CTS-D

My daughter is a maker. She spends hours tinkering with sewing machines and slime recipes, building salamander habitats and the like. She hangs out with her school friends inside apps that teach math and problem solving through multi-player games. All the while, they are learning to communicate and collaborate in ways that are completely foreign to their grandparent’s generation. […]

Architectural Acoustics: 7 Common Myths and Pitfalls — by Principal Greg Coudriet

1. “Acoustics is Only Important in Performance Venues and Other Large Spaces”

Acoustics is commonly associated with studios, concert halls, and other large performance venues. While acoustics is a critical aspect of those spaces, acoustic environments also impact productivity, stress, mood, and health in the places where we work, live, and socialize. In fact, most people can quickly recall an […]

Emerging Technologies and the Learning Space of Tomorrow

On the surface, education seems unchanged from 25 or even 50 years ago. But under the surface, deep forces are at work. Register now

4 Ways Colleges are Upgrading Classroom Acoustics

University Business Magazine features The Sextant Group’s Principal Consultant, Greg Coudriet CTS, INCE Bd. Cert, LEED AP BD+C in their October issue. In the article, “4 Ways Colleges are Upgrading Classroom Acoustics,” writer Sherrie Negrea gives recommendations to administrators on how to improve acoustics and minimize ambient noise in all types of instructional spaces. Read the article […]

Technology Enhances Wayfinding in Healthcare Facilities

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Building an Office Without Walls by Principal Consultant Craig Park

Corporate culture makes a difference. Over the past eight years, The Sextant Group made the move from brick-and-mortar space to home offices for more than two-thirds of their staff. From fixed-base to virtual space, building a collaborative culture, empowering employees, and demonstrating the productive benefit of the technologies they specify, has been a positive for both their staff and […]

New School of Dentistry Building Greets Students with Active-Learning Classrooms

The Sextant Group is honored to be working with Creighton University and RDG Planning and Design on Creighton University’s new School of Dentistry, scheduled to open to students and patients this fall.  In addition to active learning classrooms, the building features teaching labs, simulation labs, operatories, conference rooms and small group collaboration rooms equipped with audiovisual presentation, collaboration and […]

27 Points of View

Twenty-seven of The Sextant Group’s designers and consultants have just returned from the largest professional AV event in North America, InfoComm 2018. The result? A diverse report that reflects the remarkable creativity and innovation of the audiovisual industry. Here are the team’s top tech and trend highlights.
Sensational Visuals: Sony’s Crystal LED
Sony’s Crystal LED display was a conversation starter at […]