Circular partnership through AV-AAS contract

Coriotech and RUIM show that it can be done differently, working together as a consortium responsible for the complete design, realisation and daily maintenance of the AV/IT installation of the Antwerp Management School. Unique to this collaboration is the circular contract, which benefits both the environment and the economy, and the application of AV-AAS. This way, we guarantee that the AV processes at this international management school can always run smoothly and that problems are solved out of sight of the users.

AV as-a-service (AV-AAS)

There is a clear trend away from owning to using assets, and this now extends beyond the leased car or mobile phone. In the ICT and AV industry, we also see an increasing demand for service models (AV as-a-service). After all, you want to focus on your business and not have to worry about managing the audiovisual solutions in your company. With AV-AAS, you can make use of the facilities without acquiring ownership or having to deal with financial depreciation. With this service you are totally relieved and can always enjoy the right innovative audiovisual solutions. What’s more, AV-AAS takes care of everything for you: independent advice, installation, 24/7 support, maintenance, any production and even the financing of the concept.

The project

The location of the Antwerp Management School is not an end in itself, but a means to achieve educational goals. Its use is therefore central, which is why the spaces in the building, AV, IT and Narrowcasting installation and users must be seamlessly integrated. The use of the presentation rooms was the guiding principle for our design choices. In order to guarantee flawless operation of the school’s primary processes, an integral collaboration was therefore established between the consortium and the Antwerp Management School. A collaboration that ensures that the more than 70 different installations (AV, ICT, Narrowcasting Kiosks and digital collaboration) connect with each other and with the architectural structure of the space. A collaboration that needs to be started up well before the start of the execution in order to find the maximum efficiency in the realisation process.
A unique circular contract

In a linear economic system, raw materials are converted into products that are destroyed at the end of their life. In a circular economy, on the other hand, the focus is on maximum reusability of products and raw materials and minimum loss of value.

How do we do this? Our objective is to continue to offer up-to-date equipment and, at the end of the initially determined correct service life, to recycle the old equipment and replace it with new equipment. The used products are given a second life. If they can still be sold, part of the proceeds also go back to Antwerp Management School. If that is not possible, even after repairs or upgrades, then the reusable parts are removed. All the waste that remains will be recycled into new materials.