AIA Northern Virginia
Lead Image
The Chapter House is temporarily closed, but all member services are available by emailing aianova@aianova.org.

CRAN - Proper Planning for Residential Electronic Systems
August 11
12:00-1:30p


At Sight & Sound Systems, Inc., 23430 Rock Haven Way, Suite 150, Dulles, VA 20166.

Organized by AIA Northern Virginia for the Capital Area CRAN and sponsored by Sight & Sound Systems, Inc.

As with other rough-in trades (mechanical, electrical and plumbing), electronic systems should be planned well in advance of construction and documented at the construction drawing phase of design. This course describes the processes used by professionals in the project planning, design and installation phases of electronic systems. Participants will be able to identify different types of residential systems and the unique impact of each on specific design considerations, such as space, framing, electrical and ventilation requirements. This course will also help attendees identify and analyze the benefits of working with trained electronic systems professionals.

Learning Objectives:

• Identify the different types of residential systems and unique considerations of each
• Describe the processes used by professionals in the project planning, design and installation phases of electronic systems
• Determine electronic systems impact on the design and construction relative to: space allocation, framing requirements, electrical and conduit requirements, ventilation and millwork requirements and home theater design
• Recognize essential timeline for selecting and engaging electronic systems

1 HSW LU. AIBD, IDCEC and NARI credit also available. Lunch will be provided by Sight and Sound Systems. $15 for AIA members and $25 for non-members.


Sponsored by Sight & Sound Systems, Inc.
Sight and Sound Systems was established in 1994 by Kris and Mohammed Kaymanesh. The company started as a home theater installation company and has grown into structured wiring, security, distributed audio/video, central vacuum, networking and automation. Currently the staff is 25 employees strong and worked on over 600 homes in 2015.

About the Instructor
Naveed Kaymanesh has been working for Sight & Sound Systems since 2010. He has been working in the low voltage electronics industry since 2004. In that time he has worked as a technician, sales rep, warehouse manager, customer service rep, marketing manager, programmer and trainer. He is a CEDIA certified Networking Specialist (ESC-N) since 2013 and an approved CEDIA Outreach Instructor (COI) since 2015.