Professional Sound - June 2017 - Page 37

End Zone to End Zone Main Bowl Speakers 14 x JBL PD764WRX Weatherized Full Range Speaker 14 x JBL PD7145 WRX Weatherized Subwoofer 14 x JBL PD6212/95WRX Weatherized Speaker 7 x JBL PD6212/64WRX Weatherized Speaker 15 x JBL PD6212/66WRX Weatherized Speaker 8 x JBL AW566 15-in. 2 Way Full Range Speaker Back of House Loudspeakers 212 x JBL Control25T 294 x JBL Control28T60 23 x JBL Control328CT 15 x JBL CBT100LA1 389 x JBL Control 26CT 112 x Atlas GA30T Paging Horn Signal Processing 7 x BSS Blu806 8 x BSS Blu Analogue Output Card 1 x BSS Blu Digital Line Input Card 7x BSS Blu Analogue Input Card 9 x Crown DCI4/1250N 4CH 1250W Amplifier Main Bowl Amplification 16x Crown DCI4/1250N 4CH - 1250W Amplifier 5 x Crown DC12/1250N 2CH - 1250W Amplifier 13 x Crown DCI4/2400N 4CH - 2400W Amplifier Suite Level Lower Fill Speakers 9 x JBL Control29AV 1 x Crown DCI12/1250N - 2CH 1250W Amplifier Hearing Assistance: Listen Technologies 1 x LT80007201 Transmitter (w/ antenna & rack mount) 365 x LR400072 Receiver 365 x LA401 Ear Speaker 92 x LA430 Neck Loop 23 x LA380 Charging Stations Main Mixing Console Roland M5000C (w/ expansion interface, modular stage unit & breakout box) Sub-Contract Partners: Alliance Energy (Electrical, cable pathways & labour to pull) Main Bowl Rigging: Adaptive Technologies (custom fabricated) Todd Leathwood Construction (High steel rigging) Back of House Amplification 2 x Crown DCI4/300N 4CH 300W 70V Amplifier 5 x Crown DCI4/600N 4CH 600W 70V Amplifier predict how speakers would respond to gravity and the elements when suspended from aircraft cable in various rigging configurations. “We were given some pretty specific rigging points,” he con- tinues, “which is a challenge as we don’t have the flexibility to move them about to suit our ideal positions and angles.” This was another area where Su and his team were able to apply some expertise. The entire project was designed in Revit BIM software, and Smith + Andersen has a skilled Revit team in house. “There’s a lot of information that goes into these models,” he begins. “The challenge is only extracting the information you need for a particular task. For example, one of the tasks we took on was extracting the roof steel out of the software and then aligning that with EASE [acoustic simulation software] to calculate placement. So one of the interesting challenges was bringing together the physical design from BIM and the computer designs created in EASE and then figuring out where the speakers should go and how they should be aimed.” Once again, good communication and detailed collaboration were critical to the project’s success. While the Roughriders’ first game at Mosaic Stadium will be a pre-sea- son showdown with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on June 10 th , the venue has played host to some post-secondary football matches in anticipation of the upcoming CFL season, along with a few other public events dating back to the fall of 2016. “The comments from the ownership group and various interest groups were very positive,” Bernatsky shares. “That was a good ini- tial litmus test and the project would get an A grade on our part, though we’re looking forward to working through the first few Rid- ers games with the full house to tweak it and get it optimized.” Advance Pro was working in parallel with the main system con- tract to also outfit the facility with over 350 digital signage displays as well as its broadcast cable infrastructure, and just recently completed work on the Broadcast Replay Control Room – “which was equally as complex and challenging in its own right,” Bernatsky notes. Suite Level Upper Fill Speakers 12 x JBL Control25AV 1 x Crown CI2/1250N 2CH 1250W Amplifier Equipment Racks: Mid Atlantic Cable: Belden Weighing in with final thoughts, Su is quick to praise the work of HKS and B+H on the initial design. “They had a great vision for this space,” he says. “It’s really a beautiful facility.” Bernatsky adds some kind words for the team at PCL and elec- trical contractor Alliance Energy. “From an integrator’s point of view, working with PCL was a real pleasure,” he says. “In terms of the physi- cal execution, they were very accommodating, good with scheduling, and good with supporting us and our requirements. Great company to work with.” As for Alliance, “They were very well structured and organized. They did the cable pathways and pulled cables for us, so an honour- able mention there because we appreciate that level of local coordi- nation and support and they were exceptionally good to work with.” Su also recognizes the City of Regina and the other stakeholders for allocating the proper resources to the project, considering the im- portance of football in the province and all that this venue represents. Indeed, one of the most passionate fan bases in pro sports and the team they support deserve a good home, though Su under- stands the importance of the project to the city and province as a whole. “It’s a very high-profile project, and there are a lot of different stakeholders – the city, architects, and engineers and contractors with different jobs. It’s a lot of late nights and sometimes tense dis- cussions, but for me, personally, I’ve always taken the view that these projects are really important. This is a part of a bigger revitalization of Regina in general and is very important to the community. “As long as you keep that in perspective,” he adds, “the late nights and revisions are all worth it, and working with PCL and Ad- vance Pro, I think we’ve all taken that view. That’s part of why the project has been so successful. The stadium is the focal point of pro- fessional sports in a die-hard market, and this building is one to be proud of.” Andrew King is the Editor-in-Chief of Professional Sound. PROFESSIONAL SOUND • 37