Within a tight project programme of just nine months to deliver the entire project, proAV’s project delivery team worked closely with other trades and the client to determine the most suitable approach, most particularly for the video wall. The curved angle, heat output, power requirement and architectural finish had a direct impact on the auditorium’s construction, which needed to be suitably addressed.
With such a large investment being made in the AV solution, it was vital that the systems could be supported and maintained correctly, as Richard Evans, proAV's Senior Business Manager and lead for the project, revealed.
‘Early engagement was critical,’ he explained. ‘A support services contract was agreed to preserve the integrity and seamless operation of the new facilities and, as a result, we deployed dedicated FM engineers onsite to manage the infrastructure and systems. The engineers were introduced to the latter phases of the project programme and worked through to handover to the client to ensure a smooth transition before effecting the support provision of the contract.’
Successfully completed on time, within budget and according the consultant’s exacting specification, the client is delighted with the new, future-proofed AV solution that will meet its evolving business needs.
The new Aviva HQ is already seeing great benefits from the new facilities, from the enhancement of the company brand and reputation as a leader in its sector to the intuitive controls that give staff new confidence in their presentations and collaborations with colleagues and partners.