Media Structures Introduction

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Structural Safety For Television, Radio and Media,

Risk Assessments.

Structural Reports – leading to a simple one page ‘certificate of structural adequacy’ (hopefully! or with schedule of essential repairs/improvements).

Design of temporary structures.

Strengthening measures for on-set locations.

Appraisal of Contractor designs.

Calculations and detailed drawings as required.

We advise the BBC and various television companies with regard to risk assessments and structural advice, strengthening, set design etc.

BBC General Election coverage- May 2010 for Panalux lighting.

BBC Olympic games advice

We advised the BBC at Glastonbury festival for 2009 to help check various structures.

We periodically check long term sets such as Eastenders at Elstree. (and ‘who killed archie’ !)

Other examples include 2008 Xmas special for Johnathan Creek at Pinewoods underwater studio and Silent Witness annual studio checks.

We also work with contractors such as Media Structures (see ) to design sets and temporary structures such as football commentary gantries, eg Setanta Sports.

We have designed a variety of exhibition and temporary structures, public seating etc including air shows, rock concerts etc.

Examples include:-

Glastonbury music festival 2009
Royal Opera House 2009 Carmen 3d filming
Football Stadia commentary gantries- for BBC, Media Structures/ Setanta
Winter Olympics in Sestriere- Media village scaffold checks
Silent Witness
Jonathan Creek- Pinewood Underwater stage
Pink Floyd- The Wall concert at Palace of Versailles
British Grand Prix- Silverstone
Munich Trade Fair- Geodesic dome
Farnborough Air Show
Paris Air show
Exhibits at Millenium Dome for year 2000 celebrations.
Eastenders set at Elstree- various occasions
Film sets- for Dick George and Co- various rigs
Dr Who
Blue Peter
Oliver Twist- Luton Hoo
Bleak House

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