New CFAC Week 86: Above the scenes

July 5, 2016

NewCFAC_Week85 NewCFAC_Week85 Many factors go into making a live production spectacular and memorable. Of course, on-stage performances are the centerpiece of any show and behind-the-scenes preparations are just as crucial, but important elements go on above the scenes as well—nuanced lighting and robust rigging have the power to take a show from good to great.

This week, work began on the proscenium theatre catwalk. The catwalk is a steel structure suspended above the auditorium, providing production crews access to suspend lighting, audio equipment and other technical items that create atmosphere and enhance a show.

As the catwalk steel is put in place, so are the rough-ins around the third-floor theatre balconies. Completing these areas at the same time maximizes use of the scaffolding put in place to access the upper areas. This type of efficient sequencing saves time, manpower and resources, keeping the project on target in many ways.

Last week, work also continued on recording studio boarding and the pedway curtainwall.

Fast Facts:

  • Average manpower for the week was 336 workers
  • 14,793 m3 of concrete has been poured to date.

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