Bike to Hope 2019: Cycling for a Cause

We give back to our community in a variety of ways each year, but after five years running, one event has become a clear favorite for a dedicated group of participants: Bike to Hope, which occurred on October 18. It’s a great chance to raise money for City of Hope’s cancer treatment and research while enjoying … Read more

Press Release: TEECOM Wins AV Consultancy of the Year Award

Oakland – Oct. 17, 2019 – Technology engineering and design consultancy TEECOM won AV Magazine’s Consultancy of the Year award for 2019. Blair Parkin, Principal and Executive Vice President, collected the award at a ceremony in London on Friday evening the 11th. Parkin, who served as a judge for other categories, recused himself for this category. … Read more

Press Release: TEECOM Expands East Coast Presence with New York Hires

New York, NY – Sep. 10, 2019 – Technology engineering and design consultancy TEECOM, headquartered in the Bay Area, is expanding its East Coast presence with two strategic hires in New York City. Meredith Lovejoy joins the firm as Principal, Regional Development Director. Maria Gonzalez joins the firm as Principal, Sr. Consultant. Sam Fajner, TEECOM Principal … Read more

Turning the D.R.E.A.M. Centre into a Reality

Chailey Heritage Foundation provides schooling and residential care for children and young adults with complex physical disabilities, high health needs, sensory impairments, and associated learning difficulties. A couple of years ago, I was approached by Matt Barton (CEO 7thSense Design / Medialon) with a request to help out on a project he’d been working on with … Read more

Beyond Metaphors and Misinformation: Machine Learning in AEC

I recently gave a presentation at the AIASF Next conference titled, “This Building Does Not Exist (Yet).” The title is a reference to the website ThisPersonDoesNotExist.com, where machine learning researchers have generated photo-realistic images of non-existent people by feeding neural networks massive datasets of real faces. My presentation revolved around an interactive exercise in which the … Read more

InfoComm 2019: The Year of the Huddle Room (and More)

TEECOM staff were on hand in Orlando for InfoComm 2019, reviewing the latest products and talking shop with manufacturers. Here is what stood out to us this year. Huddle rooms We saw a lot of technology around huddle rooms, capturing data about huddle rooms, and products that are designed for huddle rooms, like room scheduling displays … Read more

Architecture ex Machina: A Forum to Discuss AI and Design

Rapid progress is being made on the development of machine learning models that are capable of producing original images, text, and audio. This prompts the questions: what changes when architecture comes from the machine? Is it possible to leverage this technology to design buildings, cities, and structures? Architecture ex Machina™️ (AexM) is a working group and … Read more

Three Reasons to Use Smart Power Supplies in Your Project Today

One weekend last winter, the access control system malfunctioned at a company’s satellite offices in a California suburb. The first simple solution, as your IT department will tell you with so many modern technologies, was to reset the system by cycling the power off and on again. Unfortunately, there was no one on site who knew … Read more

Press Release: TEECOM Expands To Los Angeles Region

OAKLAND, Calif., April 30, 2019 — TEECOM, an innovative building technology firm that has worked with some of the most recognized names in Silicon Valley, is expanding services into the Los Angeles Southern California region. As technology is increasingly integrated into the fabric of buildings and the built environment, architects, building owners, and tenants seek expert … Read more