What an Opportunity for In-House Production to work with some of those largers companies when it comes to Construction, Install and Rigging Design. I would like to say Thank You to Nicholas Gushue with Matrin Harris Construction for invinting us to be a part of the NEW GRID INSTALL at the Thomas and Mack Arena. I would also like to say Thank You to David Piccola with Atlanta Rigging Inc. Atlanta was the Design behind the 20" by 24" Aluminum Grid, how and where it hang above the building cable knuckles, and supervision to install their design.
Nicholas then came to In-House Production, a local Las Vegas Stagehand Labor Company that is licensed by the State of Nevada Contractors Board, with 2 Contractors Licenses to put together that Special Rigging Crew, work with Atlanta Rigging Inc for the install. In-House Production had an estimated 20 Riggers, Loaders, Pushers and Ground guys working throughout the job.
Atlanta Rigging Inc sent out Scott Ward to work in the air and David Middleton stayed on the ground to make sure the right parts went up to the crews in the air. Both did a great job. Some of the parts were big and heavy. Not our normal event install. Things like 80 pound Special Custom Built I-Beam Clamps, 7/8" and 1" Aircraft Cable, Turnbuckles the size of small cars.
Andrew Fulton, the Thomas and Mack in house Rigger worked with Atlanta Rigging Inc from the beginning when all there was, was taking measurements for the design of the Grid, then working with Martin Harris and In-House Production crews to execution a safe and complete job for Matt Ewing/ the Thomas and Mack and Martin Harris.
Atlanta Rigging's design looks and will work great. It will take a bilding that was hard and ugly to rig in, to simplifed and easy to rig from, for that event. Half of the building is simplifed. The other half is still hard and ugly.
I hope you like to photos.