A case study about how Bramble Education partner ACS installed audio-visual equipment for Leeds college of Building

ACS came highly recommended to us by a trusted partner and didn’t disappoint. From day one the team was fantastic – they had just an eight day turn around and were on site from 5am until 11pm some days ensuring our deadline was adhered too. They were more than an installation team, they helped us budget, gave advice and ensured we got the best technology on the market for a very competitive price. Our project was managed by a great team back at ACS HQ also via the telephone helpdesk – they made the whole process efficient and stress free for my team and I – it was fully project managed. Thank you ACS for your ICT support, I will be recommending you to other education contacts and I look forward to working with you again in the near future.
Ian Knight - IT Manager

The Situation

Leeds College of Building offers construction courses to more than 2,000 students aged 18+ at its Hunslet Campus which is a brand new state-of-the-art facility.

To keep in line with such innovation, the campus was looking for a new IT partner as it needed a whole host of interactive screens installing across all training areas before the campus opened to pupils in April 2015.

The Solution

After an initial site visit by an ACS consultant it was decided where the 65″ television screen, 18 55″ Clevertouch screens and five interactive white boards would be installed most efficiently, the college needed a very quick turnaround over an eight day period.

The interactive screens were installed across 18 classrooms to be used as teaching aids. Already proving a big hit with students and staff alike as they can be connected to smart phones and other handheld devices to make lessons fully interactive and engaging.

The large 65″ television screen was installed in reception but a number of challenges had to be overcome as the wall the screen was to be mounted onto wasn’t strong enough and hadn’t been strengthened during the initial build. With this in mind the ACS team sprung into action and helped the college staff come up with another solution in order to successfully put up the 85kg mass.

Once all technology was in place, 12 key members of the Leeds College of Building team were given comprehensive training on how to use it – ensuring no down time when the doors opened to students but also making sure all tutors were 100% confident in using the new technology.

The Benefits

Proactive relationship between Leeds College of Building and ACS
New engaging ICT equipment – for the benefit of students and staff
Confidence with technology thanks to training. Mike McEwen, ACS, said,
“We all really enjoyed working with Ian and his team on this quick turnaround project. The new campus looks great and the screens really do highlight the advanced teaching structures in place to make it one of the best construction facilities in the country. I for one look forward to working with Leeds College of Building again in the near future as they look to further expand their offering.”

The Clevertouch screens installed at Leeds College of Building have significantly improved the way the team work and the way curriculum is delivered to students whilst keeping them engaged.