Canadian Producers Score an Emmy

David Clark, President, and Shane Droucker, Director of Production, for of BC Event Management, won a coveted Sports Emmy Awards from the National Academy of TV Arts & Sciences for the construction of the Fox Sports Studio on Jack Poole Plaza for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015 in the category of Outstanding Technical Team Studio.

BC Event Management, one of Canada’s leading event production companies was contracted by Fox Sports to technically design, engineer, and construct the temporary broadcast studio on the plaza by the Vancouver Convention Centre to host Fox Sports’ coverage of the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2015.

This project was full of incredibly detailed and complex challenges. Among the biggest was the task to design with extremely lightweight construction as the studio was on the roof of retail spaces below; they had very limited use of cranes and lifts as the whole plaza had weight limitations: they were faced with strict permanent building codes even though this structure was temporary and they had to anchor the structure for seismic and wind load code requirements since the plaza has a membrane seal which could not be penetrated. On top of all the logistical challenges, David and his team had only 2.5 weeks to construct. No wonder this was worthy of an Emmy! Well done BC Event Management for a truly world class production.

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