Project Case Study – Schneider Arena Audio-Visual Systems Build-out and Commissioning
This design-build project for a Division One, state of the art $20 Million-dollar athletic facility encompassed multiple facets of technology-based systems including television network broadcast cabling and equipment. This broadcasting coverage included NCAA required game-day league video cameras and playback for officials, mobile broadcast studio connectivity, digital signage, flat panel displays, game clocks, arena game day video, local sound systems for the luxury suites, video capture and storage and coaching software. In addition, the project encompassed LAN, Telephony, Wireless next generation 802.11ac equipment, Video Security and Access Control connectivity.
This fast-track project also required additional design and support for building automation, ice monitoring- management, hydro-therapy and food services.
Acting as the owner’s representative was the key component giving us the ability to coordinate the various trades and stakeholders while adapting new technologies and systems to existing infrastructure and applications on a very aggressive timetable for the opening of the Ice Hockey season.
In addition to the design and specification work, the Skyline group handled several bid packages, RFP’s, Contractor evaluations, technology system assessments and integration coordination along with outside plant work to upgrade pathways, transmission media and service provider connections for CATV, Satellite TV and head-end equipment.
The project specifications and drawings were developed in accordance with the Providence College Infrastructure Standards, Industry best practices and methodologies.
The field support team for this project consisted of four members of The Skyline Group including Principal in Charge, Project Manager, Designer and CAD Field Support. We managed this very active design and implementation process in real-time, coordinating with members of the General Contractor, MEP and structural engineers and allied specialty trades including Hoist Controls, Signage, Local Sound and official league video.