Audits and inspections of theatres, stage machinery and performance venues.
Receive truly independent advice, regarding the condition of structures, machinery & hoisting equipment and related systems, by a quality-assured engineering practice, backed by experienced theatre specialists.
Critical issues for theatres that pose a risk to building safety & integrity are often overlooked, whilst relatively inconsequential issues can receive inordinate priority and attention because of their simplicity (e.g., improper mousing on a shackle).
Similarly, control system reliability and functional safety is paramount when personnel are working underneath hoisted loads, but this risk, once again, may not receive the attention it duly deserves.
Advitech and our specialist partners understand that: the building structure, understage and overstage machinery, the control systems etc., are all relying on each other for holistic operational safety and these systems are interdependent. We have the engineering disciplines and combined experience to address all safety-related aspects of your venue. We have chartered engineers (both CPEng and RPEQ) in structural, civil, mechanical, and functional safety disciplines.
- Engineering assessments and certification
- Structural certifications
- Mechanical certifications
- Safety reviews
- Risk assessment
- Functional safety (AS 61511)
- Machine safety and guarding (AS 4024, AS 62061)
- Fixed platforms, walkways, stairways and ladders (AS 1657)
- Dilapidation/condition surveys
- Design of building structural modifications for compliance
- Acoustic impact assessments
Gladstone Convention and Exhibition Centre
Advitech engineers teamed up with John Buckley to undertake a structural inspection of the Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre theatre, to document structural defects within critical accessways.
The scope of work also included facilitating a risk assessment workshop to assess the risks posed by the defects, as well as review any additional non-conformances and hazards that were identified during the structural inspection.
Where necessary, remedial actions were identified to address specific risks based on compliance to the relevant Australian Standards.
Newcastle Civic Theatre
Advitech’s structural and civil engineers worked with one of our specialist partners on this 1929 Newcastle icon, to determine the true capacity of the venue’s fly system/grid and design all necessary rectification members to ensure the building’s compliance against AS 1170 and all other relevant codes.
The work included: analysis of existing structural elements and masonry, dilapidation surveys, computer modelling of the roof trusses, determination of capacity of counterweight storage deck, reviews against earthquake loading etc.
Advitech was engaged by a staging equipment supplier to provide independent third party engineering design verification for their specialised hoisting and lifting equipment, as part of a major upgrade at a prominent opera and theatre venue. Read more…