Structural and Mechanical Considerations

In this chapter, you will learn about

•   Building codes and issues that have an impact on AV design

•   Equipment mounting requirements

•   Mounting requirements in racks and how to calculate power consumption and heat loads

•   Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) and fire safety issues that impact AV systems

•   The Audiovisual Systems Energy Management standard and how you can use it to monitor and conserve energy consumption in your AV systems

In a building, there is a limited amount of space for infrastructure, and AV systems aren’t the only types of systems that need to be installed. There are HVAC, fire suppression, security, electrical, lighting, communications, and numerous ...

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