Founding D-Tools Certified Partner, Sam Cavitt, will teach 2 full day classes at CEDIA Expo 2009 in Atlanta, GA.  To register visit CEDIA’s website and search for the course codes listed in the descriptions below.  Don’t miss D-Tools at CEDIA Expo Booth #1757.

ESD080 Home Theater Design Essentials for Integrators

Date: Sunday September 13, 2009 : 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Catalog #: 24027
CEU Value: 4
Fee: $595

Nothing takes the place of real-world experience. This is especially true in the world of high-end, home theater design and project  Management. Smart integrators recognize the value of these skills and the benefit of entering this rewarding market segment. Each project has unique characteristics that require knowledge, skill, and, most importantly, experience. This full-day home theater design and project management workshop delivers this essential information including:

  • Glossary of Terms
  • Acoustic Principals
  • System Design
  • Construction Principals
  • Collaboration Methods
  • Design Techniques and Tools
  • Project Management

Section I of the course will examine the subjects listed above. The course literature for Section I of this class will serve as a valuable reference guide for the participant.

Section II – All New Case Studies including the 2008 CEDIA Best Large Home Theater Award Winner!

Section II will consist of three, in-depth case studies. Real-world experience is conveyed to the attendee as the instructor walks through the concept, design, construction, management, and completion of three unique theater projects.

Learning Objectives:

  • Establish value of home theater design and how to communicate that value to clients and other trades
  • Analysis and configuration of home theater rooms for performance
  • Acoustical analysis and specification for home theater rooms
  • Integration of functional and performance characteristics with aesthetics
  • Application of tools and techniques in real world scenarios

Who Should Attend?

Experienced A/V installers, designers, engineers, sales designers, and company owners who are involved in selling, designing, and/or project managing high-performance media rooms and home theaters.

ESB061 The Business Operations Makeover

Date & Time: Wednesday September 9, 2009: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Catalog #: 24020
CEU Value: 3.5
Instructors: Sam Cavitt & Leslie Shiner of The ShinerGroup
Fee: $495

Businesses don’t plan to fail but many do fail to plan. The result could be the same. Fortunately, our industry has grown and a wealth of  knowledge and experience is available. This full day workshop is designed to provide practical and established methods for business owners and managers to apply immediately to their own business. Project management, resource management, financial management and profitability are tied together. Your company’s profits are based on your ability to deliver completed projects with limited resources within a given budget and time frame. However, even with good financial management, you may not know how much it costs to produce the job or how much it costs to run your company. A clearly defined plan of action and operations management road map will enable companies to do the right job at the right price and realize all the profits necessary to continue in today’s business economy.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define your problem and create a solution by studying best practices of successful companies
  • Create a process map for your company. Measuring follow-through from sales to production to accounting
  • Identify company resources and capacity
  • Improve inter-departmental communication methodology
  • Integrate real world metrics to improve today’s business and create goals for future production

This seminar is for anyone who sees the need to develop better systems for every aspect of their company.  Owners and managers who want to improve their processes, from sales to production, will benefit from this workshop and come away with immediately applicable techniques and tools