Author Archives: Joel Zink

Move In Day

Today marks the first of the official move in days. The movers are going to be moving in support staff and their materials and then moving onto faculty offices. To help move all of necessary items, professional movers were contracted … Continue reading

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Seating woodwork installation

Several areas (including the Forum) have benches that are skinned in wood that matches the decor. These benches are made of concrete and have been perviously leveled. Now a specialized crew is adding the finished wood to the seats. This … Continue reading

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Studio sets construction

Several of the studios have custom millwork (furniture) for sets. A designer and fabricator are working on bringing in and configuring sections that have been fabricated offsite. Currently Studio A’s desk (with LED strips) is installed on the massive rotating … Continue reading

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First wave of equipment training

Last week was the beginning of the series of training sessions for the large production systems in the media center. These systems include the video switcher, audio transport system, media halo, and intercom system to name just a few. The … Continue reading

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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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