Jordani Multimedia (JM) is a Minneapolis based consulting group that orchestrates, designs, and develops multimedia resources and other custom software for the design and construction industry.

A joint venture of the Jordani Consulting Group ( andMcTeer Systems, Inc. (, JM is a collaborative effort of business, technical, and creative backgrounds. Modeled as a virtual corporation, JM has established a network of specialized resources that can be called upon to meet the requirements of even the most demanding projects. JM understands the opportunities for electronic information systems in the design and construction industries. Most important, we understand what success means in the context of our clients' business.

The principals, David A. Jordani, FAIA, and William McTeer, CCP, have established a reputation for delivering professional grade, creative solutions. Their efforts have included work for American Express Corporation, Disney Development Company, IBM, AT&T, 3M, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., and numerous government agencies and design service firms. A recent effort for Marvin Windows resulted in an expert system for product selection and specification that was selected as the best product in the "Wholesale and Retail Distribution" category at the Windows World Open sponsored by Microsoft, Computerworld, and Windows World.

JM was responsible for the design and development of AGS CD-ROM Version 1.0. Authored by the American Institute of Architects, Architectural Graphic Standards (AGS) is the classic reference work for design professionals. Version 1.0 of AGS CD-ROM received the prestigious Technology Leader Award from Cadence Magazine. Version 1.0 also quickly surpassed initial sales goals. Due to the success of Version 1.0, Wiley retained JM to continue work with the title. Version 2.0 of AGS CD-ROM improves upon its predecessor with direct links to Web sites for Product Manufacturers, Trade, and Professional Associations. Now, for the first time, AGS CD-ROM Version 3.0 is being released simultaneously with the print Edition. Each copy of the 10th Edition will contain a demo AGS CD-ROM. Please see the AGS CD-ROM Project Page for more information.

Advanced software development skills and a broad base of experience in the design and construction industry were the reasons John Wiley & Sons, Inc. selected JM to develop the electronic version of the essential industry reference, Architectural Graphic Standards (AGS). JM's role in the project has been to partner with Wiley in all phases, from conception through final production. Initial stages included conducting focus groups to identify market requirements, analysis of content re-purposing strategies, and evaluations of competitive and potential companion products.

JM's efforts continued with a review of commercially available authoring products, data conversion analysis, and preparation of a detailed software development model. Implementation of the project included precise data conversion and creation, custom software development, user interface design, and thorough testing including a two-phase beta test cycle.

JM's maintained involvement with AGS CD-ROM includes client support, marketing analysis, Web updates, data conversion overview, and monitoring industry trends looking forward to Version 3.0.

The success of AGS CD-ROM results from JM's strong partnership with the publisher, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., and involvement from the original editors, the American Institute of Architects. A close working relationship with clients is part of JM's business and development philosophy.

JM Business Philosophy
To create long term partnerships with clients, JM's services are designed to meet the following goals:

Develop A Sound Business Strategy for the Project

  • Understand unique requirements of each project
  • Assess the business and competitive issues that will insure success in the marketplace
  • Design a strategic plan to meet financial and schedule objectives
  • Use Our Creativity to Meet Design and Technical Challenges

  • Develop a coherent design philosophy for the project
  • Incorporate our knowledge of the industry to design systems that exceed user expectations
  • Leverage the capabilities of emerging systems to develop sophisticated desings that are simple and easy to use
  • Incorporate graphic design and human factors to create electronic information resources that are pleasant to use and provide intuitive and efficient access to information resources
  • Develop Technologically Reliable Systems

  • Technically plan for the correct systems, platforms and interfaces
  • Sensibly integrate commercially available products
  • Develop custom software when required to meet particular needs
  • Rigorously test with multiple system configurations
  • Provide support to a wide test customer-base, inquiring about project satisfaction, work habits, and expectations
  • Service and Support Our Customers

  • Provide the resources necessary to complete the project, including data conversion and preparation
  • Actively manage scope, schedul and budget to insure a successful project
  • Communicate to the client at every step to insure no surprises
  • Provide follow through user-support
  • Complete project delivery including documented preparation and development processes and programs
  • About the Principles
    David A. Jordani (, FAIA, has twenty-eight years ofexperience developing systems for the design and construction market. Heis the organizer and founder of the CADD Management Institute, helpedform the CADD Council under the auspices of the National Institute ofBuilding Sciences, and chairs the Data Modeling Subcommittee of thecouncil. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA)and has Chaired their National Committee on Computers. He is the current Chair of the National CAD Standards. He has served asa member of the Executive Board for the Minneapolis Chapter, AIA and wasrecently elected to the AIA's College of Fellows. Mr. Jordani is afrequent speaker and author on topics related to the use of computers inthe design and construction industry.

    William D. McTeer (, CCP, has twenty-nine years of strong technical experience providing automated business solutions to a variety of marketplaces. Many of his projects have been in the design and construction industry including efforts for constructionspecifications, construction cost estimating, scheduling and CADD. Mr.McTeer is an active speaker and author on topics in professionalcomputing and is an influential member and leading voice in manyprofessional computing organizations.

    Jordani Multimedia
    12 South 6th Street, Suite 914
    Minneapolis, MN 55402
    Phone 612 333-9222 Fax 612 333-9210
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    Multimedia Productions for Building Design,
    Facility Management, and Construction Industry Professionals