THE MAKINGFIELD

LEVELING THE FIELD OF DESIGN/BUILD

Red Bull Music Academy

Project Details:

Project Description:

Ceiling Installation

Design Team: 

INABA

Fabrication:

Flatcut_

Consultant:

The Makingfield

Making Report:

The Makingfield was approached by Richter Ratner to develop a palletized system for the installation of an asymmetrical ceiling system with embedded led lighting.  The project required tolerances of a 1/64 of an inch and thus required a high level of automation in the assembly process to reduce human error.  A palletized system was developed in which all of the necessary components of the ceiling ( air diffusers, lighting, access panels) were located via cnc tool pathing and constructed from cnc routed components.  Additionally, a cnc routed template was layed out in the field to ensure corresponding as built conditions.  Each of the 120 Modules was modeled in solidworks and a full set of assembly modules was developed for both assembly and installation.  The entire system was fabricated in under 4 weeks with install being completed 2 weeks after delivery.  By pre-locating the over 300 housings for the LED lighting, the installation schedule was reduced significantly.