Actavo Events remit was to provide the scaffolding grid for production elements on the Irish reality television series aired on RTÉ One.
Scope of works
ShinAwiL requested positions for lighting and sound equipment. Actavo provided a solution using Layher Beams and scaffolding tube to give positions throughout the studio.
Design and build of scaffolding.
Originally the client requested a truss solution but on closer inspection, the team realised that solution would not give the client what they wanted. A grid solution was proposed to give the flexibility required to fulfil the production.
Actavo assigned a dedicated Account Manager to oversee the event, which included client liaison, site survey and inspection. Actavo’s In-House Tech Design team provided a full CAD design and drawing support, complete with health and safety evaluations.
Solutions to challenges
The studio roof was lower than the position the client needed to build the set; the roof trusses were 6m high and the client required 6.3m. Actavo built a scaffolding grid that was legged up from the roof trusses in order to provide the required height.
Planning & coordination
The client required a very quick turnaround to get the grid in and lighting on it. Actavo’s experience and seamless coordination made the tight deadline possible.
Benefits to client
The client was able to get all the construction equipment in one place. Actavo provided ropes and fencing, as well as scaffolding and rigging.
The scope of works included a highly specialised design which had to be calculated to make sure the roof remained intact, with the weight of the grid.
Health & Safety
Actavo offers peace of mind with Safety Statements and Risk Assessment Method Statements (RAMS), ensuring compliance regarding scaffolding qualifications, and the use of machinery to carry out works.
“Actavo’s rig design gave us every available option to deliver Dancing with the Stars. It came in at a cost within our budget and the benefit of the back-up and support of the Actavo riggers. Knowing that Drew and the crew were there to solve our problems with us was a great support. The benefits of using Actavo were that the job was delivered as specified, on time and within budget. Other benefits included the ‘yes we can’ attitude that went into figuring out the more complex issues, without compromising safety or style and the knowledge that the crew would be on time and work to our schedules. The roof rig supplied and installed by Actavo greatly enabled the production of Dancing with the Stars to be the top entertainment show it was over the 4 years of its production.”
Eamonn FoxTechnical Production Manager on Dancing with the Stars