Category Archives: K–12 Practice Group

New K-12 Technology Building Conditions Surveys

Get An Objective Look At Your Districts’ Technology Infrastructure for Smart Schools Planning

TBCS-intro-300x200To help New York State school districts objectively assess their current technology infrastructure and related systems, Archi-Technology LLC, a Rochester-based independent technology consulting firm, introduced its Technology Building Condition Survey (TBCS) service for the K-12 education market.

Officially announced at last month’s New York State School Facilities Organization’s (SBGA) Annual Conference, the service precedes the Smart Schools Bond Act of 2014 that will appear on the November 4 ballot. If passed, the State will borrow $2 billion to invest in K-12 school districts for major technology systems upgrades — including student wireless devices.

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Practice Makes Perfect

New Archi-Technology Practice Groups Focus On Industry-Specific Needs

In our almost 20 years experience planning and developing technology infrastructure and related CLA systems for a diverse client base, it’s become clear that the needs of the education and healthcare markets require specialized knowledge.

ATb-PracticeGroupsFrom increasing student graduation and employer-recruitment rates to improving patient outcomes as mandated by new federal legislation, technology is playing an increasingly important role in transforming these industries that touch everyone.

To that end, Archi-Technology recently appointed three Practice Group managers within the company to be the lead advocate for the following vertical markets:

  • K-12 Education: Luke Poandl, Project Manager, Rochester, NY
  • Higher Education: Joe Blasz, RCDD, Project Manager, Ithaca, NY
  • Healthcare: Mark Howland, RCDD, Project Manager, Rochester, NY

Each manager will be posting an introductory blog post about current issues facing their respective industries as well as the opportunities and challenges technology brings.

As always, we welcome your feedback, opinions and experiences about how we can all harness the potential of technology while minimizing obstacles and learning curves.

— Tom Rauscher, FCSI, President, Archi-Technology

Are You Ready for the NYS Smart Schools Bond Act on the Nov. 4 ballot?

ATb-SmartSchools1On Nov. 4, 2014, New York State voters will decide on a $2 billion Smart Schools Bond Act that will have a profound impact on the technology infrastructures of every school district in the state. Learn how an objective, experienced technology consultant can help your district maximize available technology funding. Learn more…

Note that propositions appear on the back of all paper ballots so voters will need to turn their ballots over to vote on the Smart Schools Bond Act of 2014.

Sharing Knowledge. Creating Conversations.


Although this is our first blog, Archi-Technology has been providing technology consulting and design services to educational and healthcare clients since 1996. During that time, we have gained a deep understanding of the ways in which a facility’s technology infrastructure should be planned, designed, installed and documented to save time, money and space.

This blog is intended to share knowledge, insight and advice among clients, technologists and end users to gain new perspectives about the effective development of technology systems in educational, healthcare and other types of facilities.

With your help, we look to create a meaningful dialogue that has a positive, practical impact on how you and your organization view technology infrastructure and the systems and capabilities it enables.

On behalf of Archi-Technology, we look forward to hearing from you.

—Tom Rauscher, President, Archi-Technology LLC