In the live entertainment industry, ground supports refer to the structures and equipment used to support and facilitate the staging of concerts, festivals, theatrical performances, and other live events. Ground support systems are crucial for creating a safe and effective environment for performers, equipment, and the audience.
Element ICT has grown to become one of NSW’s leading live production companies, delivering on average around 150 events per year. Specialising in large-scale staging and technical production for festivals and major events, their business has rapidly expanded over the past few years, which led to the need for them to have their own high-quality, flexible and robust ground support system.
With their extensive background, planning has always been key to every event that Element ICT has undertaken. They have heavily invested in stage panels, whilst also increasing their inventory stock of F44P and F45 5 Chord Truss, in turn allowing Element ICT to expand into jobs such as outdoor festivals and large indoor activations that need large volumes of 400mm Truss and components.
In a dynamic world of live entertainment, creating captivating and memorable experiences for audiences has become an art form. From concerts and festivals to theatrical performances and corporate events, event organisers are constantly seeking innovative ways to elevate their productions. One key element that has revolutionised the staging of events is the investment in a ground support system, specifically built using modular lighting truss.
Ground supports are a versatile and robust solution that provides the backbone for innovative stage designs and inspiring visual experiences. These systems are typically built using aluminium modular truss components offering event planners, organisers, and designers the freedom to bring their vision to life.
As Element ICT‘s preferred supplier of aluminium truss system, Element ICT had no hesitation in approaching DQ with their latest major investment.
“DQ has an understanding of customers’ needs and is truly flexible and very accommodating. They assisted right from the outset from our initial plan and then our realisation that a ground support stage was our next logical investment,” explained Chris Manton, Element ICT’s General Manager.
Having already established a relationship with DQ, the team were happy to assist Chris and his team every step of the way. Beyond the aesthetic and creative benefits, safety remains a paramount concern in event production.
At Design Quintessence, we put safety above all. We take measures to ensure that our structural projects are independently certified by frequently engaging with our engineering consultants. DQ aims to do whatever it needs to be done to provide a level of support and service that is second to none, such as ensuring Element ICT has access to up-to-date product knowledge alongside general design and sales support to ensure that their current and future projects are successful.