The main objective of the project "Woodworking Pavilion of the Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology" was to improve the quality of teaching and research at the Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology (FLD) and to modernize the technical facilities of the Faculty. The sub-objectives were to create a modern centre for practical teaching with appropriate laboratory equipment, to simplify the organisation of teaching and to create a background suitable for the development of science and research. It was also related to the need to increase the capacity of teaching facilities and expand the methods of practical teaching as well as to increase competitiveness in practical education of students of wood and forestry disciplines or to expand cooperation with professional practice through the involvement of FLD in joint projects.


Implementation of the project Woodworking Pavilion of FLD supported by the Operational Programme Research and Development for Innovation (OP VaVpI). The project was called CZ.1.05/4.1.00/16.0353 - Woodworking Pavilion FLD and the implementation lasted less than nine months and was completed at the end of 2015. It is one of the two most important investment projects that have been implemented at the ČZU in Prague in the last decades. AV MEDIA supplied all the AV equipment for this project, i.e. equipment for the lecture hall, five classrooms, two laboratories and the training centre. In line with current technical trends, fully digital distribution of AV signals was used in all rooms, ensuring perfect picture and sound. Interestingly, all projections are made with unique Panasonic lampless Laser/LED projectors. We chose them to ensure a long lifetime without the need for additional running costs the department.


The standardization of equipment and ease of use is the basis for the satisfaction of lecturers. They have to concentrate on teaching - not on what they can find where, which cable belongs there, where to run it... Therefore, the concept of room equipment is basically the same, it differs only in details according to the types of rooms.

All departments are equipped with connection points for more comfortable work of lecturers with analogue and digital signals. Just come in, connect your laptop without looking for the right cables somewhere under the table, and you can start lecturing. They also have a SMART Podium interactive presentation display or an all-in-one touchscreen computer. It not only serves as a preview of the projected content, but more importantly allows them to conveniently control the presentation by touch, write notes directly into it or mark important points. And everything the presenters create on the touch panel is simultaneously displayed on the large screens installed. Some of the smaller rooms use a 70" interactive touch screen instead of a screen and projector for central projection. Other rooms have the addition of a graphic document camera to capture printed documents, transparencies or smaller items. Select classrooms have a camera for recording or transmitting a lecture for a change.

But again, what all rooms have in common is simple operation. Each has a touchscreen or push-button control system for controlling AV equipment from one location in the department.

The largest teaching space with a capacity of 166 students is the large lecture hall. This large lecture room is equipped with two projections that allow teachers to display two different images from two sources, e.g. a presentation and accompanying photographs or video. The projection is provided by two electric screens and two powerful projectors. Four loudspeakers and a total of seven microphones ensure an impeccable sound system. The large departmental lecture theatre is equipped with an interactive presentation display, a connection point, a control system with touch panel for easy control of AV equipment and a desktop graphic document camera.

Thanks to the videoconferencing and recording system, it is possible to carry out, for example, transmissions of foreign lectures or other forms of distance learning.

Classrooms and laboratories are used for teaching and research. The central projection in them consists of an electric screen and a lampless Laser/LED projector. The size of the displays is optimised according to the layout of the individual rooms. Where the ceiling height did not allow for a larger screen, preview displays are placed for quality readability even from the last rows. The projection is complemented by a stereo sound system and microphone.

The Training Centre is a room designed primarily for meetings, appointments or training of staff and professional teams of the Faculty. It is again projected with a Laser/LED projector on an electric screen.

The sound system in the room is designed with four speakers and one microphone.As in the classrooms, the department is equipped with a connection point, an interactive presentation display, a graphic document camera and a touch panel control system allowing convenient control not only of the AV equipment but also of the lighting and electric shading in the room.

An information system was installed throughout the building to display information from the university system. It consists of NEC flat panel displays located in the corridors and in selected rooms. A unique solution is the location of three displays in the woodworking shop with a dusty environment, which are in special, custom-made, Armaguard protective frames.

FLD prof. Ing. Marek Turčáni, PhD

This unique connection will create conditions for a significant improvement of technical education at the university and will support the use of wood in the Czech Republic as the most important renewable raw material. The unit will also enhance the potential for the development of new practically applicable methods and thus improve the transfer of technology and knowledge into forestry and woodworking practice,

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