renovation

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    Fly System Renovation

    Hello, in my high school our fly system is almost 60 years old, completely original to the school. Unfortunately with the recent renovation that took place they did absolutely nothing to the fly system. I've been told it had been inspected when the renovation took place and it is deemed safe...
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    Fire curtain replacement

    Greetings, I recently took control of a theater that is in need of some updates. One thing that stands out to me is the original fire curtain that has likely never been tested and needs to be reworked. The facility was built in 1976. Proscenium opening is about 32'W x 16'H. There is a...
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    How to find funding?

    As many know, funding coming from a school district is few and far between it seems sometimes often with the arts falling by the wayside (as it is in my school district) We recently did a capital project renovation (which didnt turn out very well) and my thoughts were "if the district isnt...
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    Renovation Nightmares

    Does anyone else have horror stories of theatre renovations? ill explain mine. My High School was renovated over the summer and almost every aspect seems as if it was done with no consultants whatsoever. They didnt lay a level subfloor so our brand new deck is uneven, the carpet lifts up, we...
  5. Adam Brunetti

    Design Issues and Solutions High School Lighting Upgrade

    Hi all, I have been asked to create a few proposals to present to the local school department to upgrade the lighting in the auditorium of the high school that I do some freelance work for in Rhode Island. Looking to make 3 different proposals- bare bones, standard, and a dream list. Looking for...
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    Pipe Grid Layout for space with very low ceiling

    I'm designing a pipe grid layout for a basement space below an existing theatre. The coffered concrete ceiling is between 7'-6" to 9'-0" clear to the floor. The grid will be installed professionally by a theatrical rigging company. There's no question that I am asking for a 1.5" ID Schedule 40...
  7. Ampere

    Massive Renovation!

    Hi there! I work in a blackbox that's about to be renovated, and our lighting budget is looking pretty darn healthy. At this stage I've just been chewing the ears off various colleagues, trying to get a good list together for an in-house demo. But before contacting those eager reps, I was hoping...
  8. StephIsabel

    Auditorium Upgrades

    I am trying to piece together a last-minute funding request for a complete overhaul of our PAC seating, floors and house lighting. It is a 300-seat house, and I hope to change all of the house lighting to LED. What is a reasonable amount of funding to ask for which won't bite me when I finally...