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Diversity Rigging doing what Marvel heroes do best

“Quality in a service or product is not what you put into it. It is what the client or customer gets out of it.”

Michael “Nitrox” Petrani and his Diversity Rigging team are no strangers to extreme rigging and now serve a part in making Australian basketball history.

Over a span of 4 days, Marvel Stadium in Melbourne was completely transformed from hosting an AFL match on a Sunday night to a Basketball court for the Australian Boomers V USA Basketball game Thursday night. Marvel Stadium saw over 103,000 basketball fans cheer, scream and enjoy themselves throughout the two nights the games were hosted — which happened to be the biggest crowds ever for basketball games in Australia!

With 3 months of design & work with the engineer to prepare a show based on production values requested, and then, finally get signed off by the engineer, crammed into 4 days, Nitrox and his team of 26, along with over 320 contractors, worked effortlessly 24/7 to help with executing a staggering 102,143kg of weight rigged from the roof which comprised of a mix of F45 5 Chord and F34P Box Global Truss to set up the main LED scoreboard and audio cable management.

Marvel Stadium was crowned Global Venue of the Year at the 2019 International Stadium Business Awards in Manchester, UK.

Diversity Rigging also have one of the biggest inventory of F45 5 Chord and F34P Box Global Truss available in Victoria.

Not all heroes wear capes, most are riggers.

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RISE Pacific rose to the challenge to install Global Truss grid at NEP Studios

The Australian Home Shopping Network recently moved into Studio 1 at NEP Studios in Everleigh to set up its broadcast operations ahead of an August launch on free to air television.

RISE Pacific were approached to suspend a grid at NEP Studios for Fusion Entertainment Australia, which required interpreting the production requirements to the consulting engineers to achieve the best outcome for the client.

When they inspected the venue experiencing uneven venue space between the floor and the roof’s steel work, having resources available from DQ’s website meant that using detailed Global Truss engineering documents, RISE was able to assist their consulting structural engineers to certify the grid installation which had a total load of 6.0 tonnes.

“With the level of support DQ provides around the clock in assisting us with the detailed information we required, we were able to provide our client’s with the peace of mind that we could combine a lot of high quality individual components to ensure the entire grid system was installed to the highest industry standard”, says RISE Pacific’s managing director, Clancy Simpson.

Combining their industry experience along with their rope access skill-set, RISE rose to the challenge to install temporary personnel high lines and access roof areas which were otherwise inaccessible via scissor lifts to ensure that the truss grid was evenly levelled throughout the venue.

Photo credit: Clancy Simpson
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Fusion Entertainment Australia rise to install Global Truss grid at NEP Studios

The Australian Home Shopping Network recently moved into Studio 1 at NEP Studios in Everleigh to set up its broadcast operations ahead of an August launch on free to air television.

Fusion Entertainment Australia were engaged to deliver and install a truss grid and power distribution for the studio lighting.

”With a tight turnaround for the project we were happy that DQ were able to deliver with existing stock in the country.” exclaims Fusion’s managing director, Paul Walton.

The entire grid comprised of 338 metres of F33 Tri Global Truss for the lighting rig and 28 metres of F34 Square truss to cater for cable distribution.

The truss was dead hung with custom length steel wire rope droppers that attached to the Global Truss suspension brackets across 79 x rigging points which made the rigging and levelling of the truss much easier for RISE Pacific whom Fusion engaged for the rigging installation.

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Diversity Rigging defies gravity with F45 at the Royal Exhibition Building

Despite our extensive range of standard solutions, DQ is always up for challenging tasks. Some of our best clients also share the desire for innovative problem-solving with us and have become close partners with DQ in solving unusual and difficult problems.

Recently, one of our loyal customers faced such a task which demanded a rather unusual truss structure. Diversity Rigging in Victoria was asked for an installation for Black Friday Bushfire 10th Anniversary Memorial event. The defined site lines however, didn’t allow for any truss legs to support the truss structure!

Using our ‘new’ F45 Truss, Diversity Rigging designed a structure with a huge cantilever at the front to make room for media and guests on site. Using CAD models and Global Truss engineering documents, Diversity Rigging was able to assist their consultant structural engineer to certify the structure which had a load of 4.9 tonnes applied to each of the truss towers. This innovative solution was a bit of an engineering feat that complemented the grand space and facilitated honouring our community 10 years after the Victorian bushfire disaster.

Michael Petrani from Diversity Rigging called working with DQ “A good experience, as always”. He was also happy to point our a few benefits of using Global Truss, indicating “more profitable”, “swift stock supply by DQ” and “no lies” when it comes to providing information about the product.

This event marked the 10 Year Anniversary of the 2009 Victorian Bushfires which was one of the most significant disasters Victoria has experienced. The anniversary was a time to reflect and remember the 173 people who died in the bushfires, and to learn about how the fires changed the lives of so many, and how communities have rebuilt.

Victorian Government website

As the market leader for truss solutions across Australia, we pride ourselves in dealing with clients who are aware and articulate about the quality and safety of our products and we will continue to provide the market with the highest standards across the board so you can always shine on stage.

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Design Quintessence take on Protos

Established in July 2018, PROTOS Load Monitoring Systems specialise in load and force monitoring systems for the entertainment industry.

“The entertainment industry is constantly and quickly adapting to keep up with the latest developments. While the audience’s hunger for state of the art shows keeps growing, concerts, plays and shows are constantly evolving and it seems like each iteration has to be more spectacular than the last,” says Jasper van der Sluis, director and co-owner of PROTOS along with his brother Cor van der Sluis.

“Through our work with Prolyte and Doughty Asia Pacific, we have noticed a strongly growing demand for force measuring equipment on a global scale. A demand for a system that is easy to set up, understand and above all, a system that ensures a safe working environment.”

PROTOS was founded to cater to these needs. Because of the unique features of the force monitoring systems, in conjunction with the global service they offer, the newly established company has already acquired partners in various countries around the world such as Holland, China, Canada, Australia, India and counting.

PROTOS is now exclusively distributed in Australia by Design Quintessence Pty Ltd.

Tel 02 9649 2266
Email info@dq.com.au

Source: CX Magazine


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More Stock Of Your Favourite Items! ?

Design Quintessence is Australia’s leading supplier of the most extensive range of staging solutions. We have country-wide warehouses to maintain a high level of stock availability. From a tiny R-clip to a complete roof structure, from a small hard case to a big road case, we always hold a large amount of stock to get you out of trouble when it matters the most.

Our 20 years of experience in the industry has proven our commitment to supply our loyal clients with the right solution, when it’s needed, where it’s needed. To value your trust on DQ as your preferred supplier, we have decided to increase our capacity on all fronts. Just before the end of last year, we expanded our local manufacturing facilities to triple our capacity. Additionally, we moved our Brisbane warehouse to a bigger space, now sporting 553sqm of storage space, to ensure fast and reliable supply to our clients in Queensland.

In Sydney, our HQ warehouse is located in he Silverwater industrial zone, with easy access to M4 and Parramatta Road, already holding the largest stock of truss, staging and cases in the industry. To increase our storage, we added a new mezzanine to our warehouse, increasing our storage by 210sqm. With 5 containers already at the door, we are determined to top up our stock with new solutions, popular products and items that are more critical to you.  

At Design Quintessence, we understand the importance of time and stock availability in producing big events on time and we do our best to supply you with everything you need so you can stand out on stage.