Monthly Archives: June 2014

Construction closeout: facilities training

As the date of occupancy approaches, the general contractor (Bernards) is preparing for closeout. This process includes scheduling time with subcontractors who have been working in the building to train both USC Facilities Management and Annenberg Facilities staffs in the … Continue reading

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Customizing equipment locations

In the media center, large pieces of equipment are cut into the desktops of custom millwork. This includes the central video switcher, audio switchers as well as headphone and intercom panels. These precise cuts are done by expierenced carpenters since an … Continue reading

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TV broadcast control room commissioning

With a plethora of video and audio production equipment, the broadcast control room is the nerve center of the TV production areas. With equipment coming online, the complicated connectivity of these areas is the focus of the broadcast integrators.

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Exterior shot (video)

With the exterior of the building complete and landscape/hardscape installed, here is what the building looks like from Lazarro Plaza (corner of Childs and Watt Way next to Cromwell Field).

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Window color treatments in the forum

Although the interior of the atrium is mostly white, there are several areas of color that stand out. One is the wood paneling that runs along many surfaces. There will also be LED lit panels along the walkway to the … Continue reading

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Office and classroom furniture installation beginning

Although some of the building has custom millwork, the majority of the furniture is modular office and classroom units. This week the second large delivery of this furniture is scheduled to arrive. Crews then set to work installing and configuring … Continue reading

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Classroom millwork installed (cont.)

Since the initial install of millwork in the parliamentary-style classrooms in the lower level (May 30 - Classroom millwork installed), finishing crews have added laminate and other finishes and are now ready for final coats of paint on the walls and … Continue reading

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Classroom A/V install

For the last several months audio-visual contractors have been preparing classroom spaces for installation of A/V systems. This included hanging projectors, running cables, installing wall boxes, and more. The actual equipment was prepared off site and was delivered already mounted … Continue reading

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Cafe nearing completion

In addition to the installation of glass display cabinets, crews also completed counter installations and the wood facade. The cafe will be the first permanent food venue for Annenberg. In the existing Annnberg building the only food service is the … Continue reading

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Auditorium progress

The auditorium (lower level) is in the final phases of completion. The final maple wall paneling is being installed and the seats (although still in boxes) are in rows. In the next couple of weeks the artwork will be installed, … Continue reading

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