Center for Americas 3 


1. Room Assessmen (March 2014)

a) Room dimensions: Dimensions, the room is almost rectangular -there is a chimney- but the room dimensions are more or less20' wide X 12' depth X 9.6' high


b) Projection wall dimensions, 11' wide by 6' high

c) Current power for the screen, projector and rack, closet, podium, or closet.

The power outlet for the projector meets current construction code.


d) Current conduit for projector, speakers, rack, and in some cases cable cubby.


The main conduits are behind the rack and they run down to the basement. The one for the projector carries VGA, RCA and control. They cross the room underneath and then goes up on they West-North wall. The distance is under 50'. The audio cable was ran from the rack to the speakers without any conduit. We could reuse the existing cable and installation.


There is a floor box underneath the table that is connected with the Rack via a pipe. Currently the floor box has one network jack and couple power outlets.

e) Type of ceiling, and consultation with physical plant for potential asbestos.

The ceiling is one piece, but we could use existing cables to pull the new wires. For this job will be necessary to hire Schultz the electrician (see picture section c).

f) Current distance from the projector to the cart, podium, closet, rack, or cabinet.

The distance is less than 50'.

g) Current projector throw distance. And current condition of the projector mount, pipe and base.


-The current throw distance is 12'.

-The mount is not universal. The pipe length is the right size.

h) Current amount of working data jacks.

There is not data line for the projector and there are just two data jacks for the rack.

i) Current location of the telephone. And instructions how to save the telephone, included cables, mount and other parts.

There is not telephone in the room, when a faculty needs to call x4959 they ask the AA to call.

j) Evaluation of the current speakers.

The speakers are in good condition, the right speaker should be moved next to the new projection screen case at the same current high position.

k) Current electric screen switch location.

The screen manual

l) Current light switches.

The light switches are at the main entrance.

m) Wall and floor conditions after removing the old rack, electric or manual screen and in some cases speakers.

There is a white cabinet housing all the AV equipment. During the meeting with chairman and faculty we will take a decision what to do with the cabinet. Do not remove this cabinet until further notice.

n) Potential ceiling problems with the new electric screen installation.

There are not potential problems with the screen location and there is plenty room for a 120" (diagonal) screen.

o) Storage instructions for the IMS team for hardware or AV equipment. Label Should be Storage/Repurpose/Disposal.


We will start from the top to the bottom.
1. UPS: Storage 512
2. VCR player: IMS Storage room SC58
3. DVD player: IMS Storage room SC58
4. TOA: Storage 512
5. Cassette/CD Marantz deck: Storage 512
6. Drawer: Storage Penthouse
7. PC: ITS computer storage

p) Instructions for IMS team to leave in one piece some of the data and/or speaker cables. And what to do with the rest of the cables.


-The audio cable is ran to the ceiling in a wiremold next to the cabinet

-The rest of the old cables that will be pulled from the wiremold will be storage in a central location TBD for future recycle or disposal.

q) Instructions for the IMS team to tier down the old installation. List of tools that will be required to tier down the old installation.

-First remove every single piece of equipment that is screw to the front of the rack.
-The equipment will have labels for final destination.
-The covers, drawer and other hardware without labels should remain on the rack.
-Until we have a meeting with faculty we will know the kind of housing that will be installed at this location.

2. New Design Logistics (March 2014)

a) New Projector proposal:

Epson G6550

b) New Projection Screen dimensions:

Same screen


c) New projector throw distance proposal: 

Same as before, 12'

d) Potential location for the new cart, podium, cabinet, or rack: 

Same as old location.

e) AV housing proposal for the new installation:

Small rack.

f)  Conduit for new installation in case is necessary:

Using same conduit.

g) Amount of data necessary for the new installation including the line for the projector:

At least 4 (Projector, Mac, PC, Laptop 

h) HDMI length from the projector to the AV housing (cart, cabinet, rack, or podium):


i)  Umbilical cord length:

N/A, using rack.

j)  Speakers new position:

N/A, reusing old speakers.

k) Speaker cable length:

Reusing old cable.

l)  New power needs for projector, projection electric screen, and AV housing (cart, cabinet, rack, or podium):


m) Ideal location for the telephone:

There will be no phone.

n) Ideal electric screen switch location:

The screen is manual

o) Identify any potential problem between the screen size and the usable chalk board during presentations:


p)Type of renovation necessary after removing projection screen, and rack, cabinet, and/or podium:

Projection screen will not be removed. Neither will the small rack.

q) Wood Cover for new installation: