For the past decade, WSP has worked very closely with the construction industry in Australia and New Zealand to ensure Audio Visual (AV), ICT and technology are integrated into buildings from the very start.
We bring considerable experience to the table gained in education, government, broadcast and arts projects as well as commercial buildings. It is this breadth of knowledge, experience and skillset that differentiates our offering.
- Complex videoconference systems
- Video streaming and video network storage
- Audio conference and congress systems
- Production audio systems
- Providing peer reviews
- Touch panel controls and GUI design
- Video and audio distribution systems
- 3D electro-acoustic design and modelling
- Complex large performance loudspeaker design
- Broadcast camera systems and media centres
- Complex speech reinforcement and hearing augmentation systems
- Interfaces to lighting control & building management systems audio
- Flexible / multi-purpose combining spaces
- Technology integration
- Simulation centres and media centres
- Data centres
- Communications backbones and ICT platforms
- Technology assessments
- Security system design including CCTV systems
Complex AV systems
Leveraging our extensive experience, we assist our clients in clearly defining their needs, expectations and priorities, while working within their available budget. AV installations require considerable behind-the-scenes technical support systems and interactions with building services, interior design and architecture.
Our priorities are to design and deliver systems that are reliable and simple to operate, cost effective in terms of capital outlay and operation and energy-efficient, with the flexibility to accommodate future change and technological advances. In addition to the choice of display sizes, sound systems and operating controls, we provide input on room shape and layout, sightlines, acoustics and noise, bandwidth capacity, lighting and shade control and the interface with safety and security systems, all with the goal of optimising sometimes conflicting technical, operational, administrative and financial objectives.
Collaborating for Best Results
Since AV systems may have a significant impact on base building design, we advocate our involvement in the design process of any new build or retrofit from the earliest stages, to attain optimum results and cost-efficiency.
For example, integrating sightline analysis with the architecture at the start of design guarantees that everyone in an auditorium will be able to see the screen and avoids costly last-minute fixes. Similarly, carrying out acoustical analytics at the design stage will help the architect decide on the correct acoustic treatment for the space in order to optimise sound quality.
We also work very closely with our Building Services Engineers to ensure that the services infrastructure is robust enough to support AV applications, including power and cooling, communications networks and security systems. For example, digital signage in a building may be configured to show emergency messages or evacuation diagrams in case of emergency.
Adding Value to our Clients’ Operations
Our experts leverage today’s most exciting technologies to help our clients add value, functionality and interactivity to their organisations’ operations. Our individually tailored solutions, matched to business needs and budgets, support communication and knowledge-sharing and encourage collaborative working practices such as video conferencing, which offer the benefits of time savings, reduced travel costs and minimal environmental impact. We are proud to support our clients’ operations with well-designed facilities that deliver optimum performance.