Lunchtime Learning December 1 (Webinar)

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December 1, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Zoom Meeting

VIRTUAL WEBINAR: Balancing Technology and Design

DATE: December 1, 2020

COST: All AIA members experiencing hardship (loss of work, reduced pay) as a result of COVID 19, may attend these sessions FREE. Please email Rhonda for hardship request.

  • AIA Member or AIA Assoc Member - $10
  • AIAH Affiliate Member - $10
  • Non-Member - $25
  • Request Hardship Consideration / AIA Members Only - $0

Registration is required.  Instructions will be emailed to all registrants beginning November 23.



Many new products on the market claim to be "smart," but how do these devices actually improvide clients' experiences in their homes?  

Learn what it takes to successfully integrate smart technology in your projects.  Discover examples of how technology can enhance the lifestyle of homeowners and understand the critical considerations for service and support.  

Learning objectives:

  • Understand the types of systems technology integrators can create
  • Define systems integration and how it can benefit the homeowner
  • Properly identify the typical process for specifying technology in a project
  • Learn how to find a reputable technology integrator to with with


  • 1.0 AIA LU
  • 1.0 AIBD CEU
  • 0.1 CEU IDCEC
  • 1.0 NARI CEU


About the presenter: 

Sven Neer has been involved with the custom home technology integration market for the past 15 years, after 7 years in automotive electronics and service. The first six years of his home experience is having been a product specialist and store manager of a hybrid HiFi retailer, and the last 8 building and / or overhauling design and internal operations departments for many of Houston's larger integration firms. He hopes to directly lend his skills he's honed during this time period to the design build community by offering advice, consulting and budgeting services early on in the process to both help nurture tech-knowledge within this community and helping to ensure that integrator relationships and phase based operations are complementary to the vision and lifestyle design of both the design build professionals and homeowners. We're entering an era where working and schooling from home are about to significantly increase our dependency on home electronics that fit these environments.