Where to begin installing a new lighting truss?

BillConnerFASTC

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At least the taller "white" portion along with other photos you posted looks like It is a pre-engineered -"Butler"- building.

My guess is that whomever hung the existing stage lighting never considered structure. Lots of that happens everywhere.

Whether or not the existing structure would support a truss and how it might be reinforced to do so is beyond my structural design capabilities.
 

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just out of curiousity ... is this the same place with chiller / brownout issue, or are you doubly blessed with trouble at present?
The chiller is a county issue, and this is a church. Now I know Florida is different but I don't think the county owns and operates churches yet.
 

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just out of curiousity ... is this the same place with chiller / brownout issue, or are you doubly blessed with trouble at present?
Two separate buildings with two separate back burner issues that are now occupying attention given our circumstances. I could do a whole other thread about the strange electric issues at the church (weird building ground, nominal 125-130V mains, etc). The expansion of this facility would be an interesting analysis project for Stewart Brand I'd suspect. The above photo shows the initial building on that site, but here's the present layout of the campus with added sanctuary and preschool wing:

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Now I know Florida is different but I don't think the county owns and operates churches yet.
Now THAT'S a whole other thread. I just work here, man :oops:
 
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