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In an effort to combat the alarming limited amount of available bed space in Australian hospitals and slow the curve of COVID-19 we are teaming up with our partners in the entertainment and production industries. While our nation is going through one of the toughest tests of its age, we are here to help.

Our experienced team of designers and experts acted fast in response to the imminent need to increase the capacity of our hospitals to help you design and construct temporary emergency shelter systems that are deployable quickly and expandable based on future needs.

• Completely modular design, easily expandable to new wings and measures
• External structure for uniform and internal isolation rooms
• Heavy-duty build with internal rigging points for cabling and emergency lighting
• Vinyl walls for enclosures to provide visual or noise barrier
Adaptable and customisable to suit any terrain and location

At Design Quintessence, we are able to quickly provide you, or your medical facilities with technical drawings and engineering documents for our modular truss system for added ease of mind.

As the market leader for truss solutions across Australia, we pride ourselves in dealing with clients who are articulate about the quality and safety of our products and we are committed to helping our community and the general public form a safer environment and help convert any available space, be it internal or external, into an emergency relief shelter.

If you, or know of anyone, feel your facilities need to expand hospital units, our team is ready to help you construct an affordable turnkey portable solution so you can focus on saving lives.

We’re here to help. Our lines are open to you.

Unit 2 15 Percy Street Auburn NSW 2144
Phone: +61 2 9649 2266
Fax: +61 2 9649 2200

Fill out the form below to get in contact with us to help you find a solution.

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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

Source: CX Magazine

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Tongue & Groove

In what must be one of the impressive new venues to emerge in Canberra for a long time, the new Tongue & Groove bar, restaurant and lounge has already made a big impact in the nation’s capital. An outstanding interior design was created by Paul Kelly Design and incorporated 35 custom-made light pendants suspended from a motorised custom F33 Truss grid. Nova Multimedia secured the AV contract for the venue including supply and installation of the custom designed truss grid. The truss grid incorporated F33 custom lengths, singular tube and cable trays all finished in matt black to blend in with the ceiling space. The grid sits at ceiling level for daytime trading and lowers down closer to the bar during the night. A simple concept has turned into a real design feature in the venue. Nova Multimedia director, Nick was impressed. “We are proud to have been involved with the Tongue & Groove project. The lighting pendant truss grid went together really well and looks great,” he commented. The owners of Tongue & Groove are also justifiably proud given the venue won the “best bar” and “best new venue” gongs at Canberra’s AHA Awards night in June.

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F34 Truss for Questacon

Questacon, the National Science and Technology Centre, boasts spectacular science shows and hundreds of hands-on exhibits and is one of Canberra’s most popular tourist attractions. Sound Advice recently secured the contract to refit the “Japan Theatre” at the centre part of which included a special truss structure over the stage. The truss concept was developed by consultant Ian Anderson of Mitech Design and Design Quintessence turned the concept sketch into working drawings. It turned out to be a more difficult challenge than expected when a site measure confirmed the room and stage was totally asymmetrical and the truss had to complement the stage. The result was an F34 Square Truss structure that was totally custom with nfot one standard component being used. Sound Advice did an excellent job installing the entire project and the theatre has been “working hard” ever since.