In today’s rapidly evolving technological landscape, it is crucial for architects, engineers, and other industry professionals to stay updated with the latest trends, techniques, and know-how. As educational facilities increasingly integrate advanced systems like theatrical, TV/broadcasting, eSports, athletic, and IoT technologies, it becomes imperative for professionals to be well-versed in these domains.
PureTek Group recognizes the significance of continuing education and offers AIA Accredited Classes, manufacturer demos and training, and co-presenting opportunities, empowering professionals to enhance their expertise and better serve the education sector with cutting-edge solutions.
PureTek Group provides architects, engineers, and industry professionals opportunities to further their ability to serve the education sector through education on school-specific technology systems from theaters to eSports, broadcasting, and beyond.
AIA Accredited Classes
Receive mandatory AIA credits via in-person lunch-and-learns and virtual webinars on a variety of topics. See below for a selection of courses.
Manufacturer Demos and Training
We provide opportunities to connect directly with leading manufacturers through in-person demos, training, and new product reveals.
Looking to showcase a PureTek partnership project or bring in experts during a conference? Our engaging experts are available to work with you ensure you shine at industry events.
AIA Accredited Courses
- IAQ IQ
- School Specific Lighting
- Stage/Theater Lighting for Schools
- Overview and Implementation of Theater/Auditorium Disinfection Technologies
- Wireless Lighting Controls
- UVC Disinfection Technology in the Post-Coronavirus World
According to the EPA, “Indoor air quality is a major concern to businesses, building managers, tenants and employees because it can impact the health, comfort, well being and productivity of building occupants.”
Americans spend about 90% of their time indoors in buildings where the air is mired with pathogens, pollutants, irritants, allergens, and noxious gases. In today’s rapidly urbanizing world, opening a window for good ventilation may not be sufficient due to poor outdoor air quality caused by pollution, climate change, wildfire smoke, and other factors. Furthermore, experts predict that another contagious disease event equal to or more devastating than Covid-19 pandemic has a 47% – 57% probability of occurrence in the next 25 years.
With a society slowly redefining ‘normal’ after a world-changing event and the threat of another occurrence looming, the importance of creating safer, healthier, and more resilient buildings is critical. By adopting indoor air quality (IAQ) improving technologies and practices, the risk and damage of disease can be limited while improving the wellbeing, health, and performance of building occupants today.
In this webinar, learn about considerations, technologies, and methodologies to create safer and healthier facilities by addressing the indoor air quality of new and existing buildings.
When conducting upgrades, renovations, and new additions, school officials have many factors to consider including pricing, longevity, maintenance, investment trade-offs, and more. However, lighting should not be relegated to a commodity, but rather an integral component of school facility upgrades. Lighting systems can positively affect the quality-of-life of occupants, provide additional usages of facilities (and possibly add extra revenue streams), be utilized as modern STEAM learning opportunities, and even improve indoor air quality.
In this presentation, Dan Litvin of Pure Lighting Company, a lighting design firm specializing in school systems, will provide an overview of considerations, requirements, limitations, technologies, and possibilities of school-specific lighting. This is a survey course that will provide a top-level look at the following topics:
- LED Lighting
- Architectural Lighting
- UVC Disinfection
- Stage and TV Broadcasting
- Emerging Trends
- Live Q+A
“You have to find what sparks a light in you so that you in your own way can illuminate the world” – Oprah Winfrey
Today’s educational system increasingly values STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, Math) learning objectives and outcomes. Out of all spaces common to school facilities, the theater may be the best for incorporating opportunities not only in the Arts, but in technology, science, and engineering. As such, providing students access to modern theatrical systems is of critical importance to ensuring a well-rounded educational experience.
In this webinar, we will dive into basic aesthetic, functional, engineering, and financial considerations when designing stage systems for schools. Topics to be discussed include, but are not limited to, (1) the different needs of elementary, middle, and high schools, (2) the minimum-required lighting & controls for an ‘adequate’ system to options to transform a school theater into a modern Performing Arts Center, (3) new and emerging technologies in stage lighting and controls, (4) how to maximize usage of an auditorium through house-lighting and ensuring multi-functionality, and (5) live Q+A.
It goes without saying that the Covid-19 pandemic of 2020-2021 has been a paradigm-shifting event across many fields. The increased emphasis on improving indoor air quality and overall protection against pathogens in high traffic facilities is especially important to a hard-hit theatrical industry. Fortunately, science-based technologies provide invaluable tools to enhance the safe reopening of theaters.
In this session, you will learn about various technologies that are being used to improve air quality, their safety and tradeoffs, and best practices for implementing in theaters. Of special note are ensuring these technologies do not (or minimally) impact performances via appearance or sound. The session is meant for professionals that manage theater facilities, architects and engineers, and those seeking solutions to pressing modern problems.
Lighting controls are moving away from expensive, complicated, and limited systems requiring controls wiring, processors, and complicated IT programming. New wireless controls provide simplicity and flexibility that can maximize the functionality of a facilityâ€™s lighting system while providing high-end functionality to facility occupants and management.
In this class, we will review the latest in wireless lighting controls and their many applications in architectural and functional lighting systems. While our approach will focus on applications, we will review some of the basic technical requirements to ensure proper power distribution and signal connectivity throughout a facility.
The Coronavirus pandemic has put into stark relief the critical role high-traffic facilities possess in the spread of outbreaks. As such, new building trends emphasize implementing pathogen-containment measures to mitigate risk. Ultraviolet light in the bandwidth of 200-280nm, known as UV-C, is a time-tested tool for disinfection of pathogens that may be integral to ensuring tomorrow’s buildings are safer for occupants.
In this webinar, you will learn about the latest and most applicable UVC technologies, their proper use, and where to best apply differing technologies. Topics include
 a background on UVC including what UVC light is, how it disinfects, and the importance of UVC light in post-coronavirus buildings.
 UVC best practices including mitigating risk and maximizing the efficiency of UVC implementation, and factors to consider to achieve proper disinfection (i.e. light intensity, application time, etc.).
 An overview of major UVC technologies (different wavelengths, lamp technologies, etc.) and systems (whole-room, upper-air, HVAC air purification, hybrid, etc.).
 Sample solutions for various spaces and facilities (K-12 schools, office buildings, hotels, industrial, and more).
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