Audiovisual Systems Design
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- Projection systems for film, video & digital cinema
- Sound systems for voice and music reinforcement & soundtrack reproduction
- AV production facilities
- Large screen displays, LED video walls & projection mapping
- Digital signage
- Distributed audio, background music & paging systems
- Production communications systems
- Back-of-house AV show relay systems
- IMAG & confidence monitor displays
- AV control systems
- Teleconferencing & distance learning


FDA designs complete audiovisual systems to meet the demands of today's performing art and entertainment projects, as well as for corporate environments. We actively collaborate with our clients to supply systems that meet current requirements and have the flexibility to adapt to future possibilities as technologies and artistic visions evolve.

Our flexibility in AV design includes a well-thought-out response to planned obsolescence. The reality of the acceleration of AV systems development means that whatever we see today will be superseded by new equipment in a matter of years or even months. All types of equipment need to be supported within the infrastructure of the building. The facility and its venues must be able to accept, integrate, and incorporate new technologies when they become available.

We work closely with equipment manufacturers to develop inventive new approaches to meet project specific requirements, and apply our knowledge of the marketplace to make creative use of existing technologies. As an independent and objective consultant, FDA strives to ensure that audiovisual systems meet the technical requirements, budget guidelines, and manufacturer preferences of the client.

Process & Deliverables

During the planning phase of our projects, FDA supplies the architect and engineers with detailed drawings and descriptions that illustrate the integration of architecturally sensitive audiovisual equipment positions, power requirements, and control system infrastructure that are unique to the entertainment industry.

Beginning with project feasibility studies and basis-of-design reports and extending through design, FDA supplies continually updated equipment budget estimates. The contract documents we produce are suitable for bidding and cover the actual systems, installation, spare and consumable inventories, and service contracts and warranty.

During construction, FDA regularly reviews and coordinates the work of others involved in the project to ensure seamless integration of the audiovisual systems with the architectural, structural, electrical, and mechanical systems.