Just a few weeks ago Lambda started a full AV install on a new building project! Over the last year we have worked to build designs, CAD, procure equipment, and test and program it all to work together in our design. Finally, all the behind-the-scenes work is done, and the install is in full swing! So, what are the first steps for Lambda when we come on a new site?
After a year of preparation, our first week on site is spent loading in gear, cable, and tools, and getting organized. When everything is organized at the jobsite, then we can begin putting equipment in the air as a first step. Organization is one of Trevor’s, our crew lead, specialties and it brings him great joy to have a clean and organized site for us to work from. You have probably seen posts from us in the past about our work cases on job sites being a compact and organized solution for all our onsite tools. Being organized with tools and knowing exactly where to find them, allows our team to come in on a new job and get right to work. With everything prepped and organized, the crew can start running cable right away and start prepping gear to fly!
Getting equipment in the air is always our first and most important step when we begin on a site with ceiling work. Since Cross and Crown is an active construction site, and we’re actively working alongside other trades this first week, it’s a good time to set up locations for wire runs we’ll use later and communicate if we need to work around other crews in the ceilings. There’s always some flexibility needed when installing equipment into ceilings and working around other building crews, but up-front planning, such as sharing schematics, minimizes the amount of problem solving required onsite.
With Cross and Crown, we started with house lights as those are needed to continue other work! The house lights on this project are a favorite of ours providing individual DMX control as well as the ability to change coloring in the room. This will allow the church to create and change the ambiance of the room easily with each event the host. With the lighting infrastructure up, we were also able to start rigging for some of our favorite brands going in: Danley Sound Lab speakers, Zebra Productions stage lighting, and Pixel Pro LED wall. Alongside rigging up the heavy equipment, we also started mounting acoustic tiles, an important step for any new build audio.
Cable pulls and rigging infrastructure may seem like a boring, less glamorous part of AV install, but it sets the foundation for adding in the fun pieces as the install continues. We can’t wait to show you some of the other fun things we have packed into this room and see how it all comes to life in the following weeks!
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