Billboard Live, MIAMI, FL
A significant revenue-generating opportunity for the client; a new high-performance space for introducing and showcasing musical talent; a prestigious new gathering place and live music venue for the Miami South Beach community.
SCOPE OF WORK
To create a multi-media production studio with an emphasis on music programming, including music industry showcases, national television broadcasts, and live tapings. The interior architectural concept allows fans to walk through various spaces, each of which provides a different ambience in which to socialize and see musicians perform.
To complete a project of this size, complexity, and visibility, Dynalectric had to rely on its complete end-to-end electrical contracting expertise. The company's exacting planning procedures helped it accommodate the project's custom design "on the fly" requirements. The firm's extensive knowledge of suppliers and available products enabled it to provide all of the necessary special and custom-made devices. When necessary, the company even invented some that weren't manufactured. Finally, Dynalectric's construction expertise allowed it to install the project's complex lighting controls, stage lighting, lighting systems, and custom-made fixtures, while successfully working on and around the venue's luxury finishes, including marble floors and gold leaf ceilings.
When the project was completed, Dynalectric had installed the entire custom lighting fixture package. This included a Lutron lighting system consisting of 83 intelligent fixtures and 96 dimming controls that can be pre-programmed to serve the facility's various needs. In addition, the company installed a 7,000 amp electrical service with data/telecommunications, fire alarm, and intercom systems.
Since 1894, Billboard has been the leading international newsweekly of the music, video, and home entertainment industry. In 1996, a group of investors founded Billboard Live International, a privately held company with BPI, Billboard's parent company as a shareholder. Billboard Live's South Beach facility cost $20 million and seats 1,500 patrons for live music, food, and entertainment.