Banchory Christian Fellowship
Project Highlight & Case Study
BCF are a contemporary church who are very visible and active in their community. The new church building was part of an ongoing strategy to have a facility that would service the needs of future generations whilst satisfying the current. The design of the new building allowed for a variety of useful spaces that could not only meet the churches needs but also be more versatile for community use. The solutions designed for the main hall allowed for speech through to band audio enhancement with large screen projection for presentations of computers, video and cameras. Distributed audio was placed to the other areas.
"The brief for the Banchory Christian Fellowship Church new building was to provide a bespoke, multi-function space with audio and visual systems suitably flexible to accomodate the various changing needs of the church life. The charity funded project had to deliver value for money while maintaining an appropriatte level of quality and functionality. We therefore decided to seperate the audio visual element of the build from the main contract and employ the services of a consultant and professional installation team. We met with a number of companies to identify one specialist who would fulfill our brief, integrate and co-ordinate with our main contractor, and provide systems that could be used by people with varying levels of skill and expertise. d3 stood out from the other companies; displaying a high level of competence, creativity and providing a competitive quotation for the design and installation.
Once introduced d3 were quick to mobilize and identify critical ground work items and key program dates with the main contractor. Great care was taken by the design team with the selection of equipment to ensure longevity of products and manufacturer and also the ongoing availability of technical assistance and spares. The installation team wore company apparel making them easily identifiable amongst the multitude of other construction trades on site and everyone I spoke to was polite and helpful. It was not possible for me to regularly check progress but the level of care and attention to detail I witnessed, when I did manage to attend site was comforting, and close monitoring would have been entirely unnecessary. The installation was finished on time, to specification, and we continue to be very happy with the systems provided. When the final bill arrived it was refreshing to find the amount payable exactly as initially quoted.
We are planning some additional work to be carried out at the church in the future and I have no reservations about going directly to d3 for assistance....job well done."
Jon Taylor - BCF Project Team
Central Venue, Edinburgh
Project Highlight & Case Study
Central Venue is an exceptional all purpose venue in the heart of Edinburgh`s city centre boasting a 1000 capacity auditorium with multiple flexible breakout spaces. It successfully delivers conferencing, exhibitions and concerts as well as dinners and special occasions. The in-house venue team are experienced at providing first class management of the customers journey from first encounter to post event follow up. As part of that commitment to the customer the venue whole hardheartedly invested to provide the most expert technical delivery for Professional audio, Audio Visual and lighting solutions. d3 have worked with the venue over a number of years which includes a large and small hall kitted out as follows:
D&B audiotechnik full frequency range sound systems, Soundcraft digital desk, Digital Projection 16k 1080p HD 3 chip DLP projection - the only projector manufacturer to have ever won an Emmy for its product, distributed LCD screens as fills, HD signal distribution, stage lighting.
D&B audiotechnik full frequency range sound system, digital desk, Digital Projection 5K 1080p HD single chip DLP projection, iPad control systems.
Destiny Church, Edinburgh
"We found that d3 offered us a fantastic blend of enthusiasm, professionalism, technical expertise and ultimately a superb sound system. Part of our challenge was to purchase a good system with a very tight budget but d3 helped us to find the right product at the right price. It was a pleasure working with the guys amnd we would highly recommend them to anyone."
Owen lima, Project Co-ordinator
Gorbals Parish Church
As one of the many Church of Scotland new build and renovation projects it is engaged on as a preferred contractor, the Gorbals Parish Church was completed to facilitate the church`s mission into the community. The project was initially discussed in 2007 but due to set backs in the property market of the day was delayed. Completion finally happened in late 2011 and the church now settles down to focus on the community. The solution included a full frequency range RCF sound system, dual 16:9 projection screen solution, camera system, truss & lighting design, AMX control panel, digital signage and distributed audio.
Kilconqhar Parish Church, Fife
"Without exception there has been overwhelming praise for your recently installed system. Our thanks could not be more forcibly made than a remark by one of our senior ladies....."Thank you so much for the new system, my husband can finally now hear every word"
St Pauls & St Georges
In 2007 St P`s & G`s Church were ready to select a suitable company for what was the UK`s largest church AV project of its day. (£1/4 Million). It included the largest d&b audiatechnik E8 speaker installation at the time along with AMX colour touch control panels, Sony cameras, Grass Valley HD vision mixer, large screen projection, stage lighting including Avolites Dimmers & Console along with a ton and a half of cabling. d3 were engaged and continue to support the church as it hosts major conferences and events in the capital. Being firmly in the centre of the city, not far from Waverley station, this award winning renovation appeals not only as a church meeting place but as a corporate conference centre or music venue with a distinct and unique environment. Aswell as the main hall there are a number of other rooms with AV facilities and a glazed reception area.
St Peters & St Pauls
St Paul`s & St Peter`s Catholic Church in Dundee underwent a significant renovation in 2009 and required `modern` communication equipment which was to be used by non-technical users. Introduced by the architect, d3 consulted with the client to identify the requirements and aspirations for this significant spend project. Quality and contemporary solutions were very important along with the necessary aesthetic appeal. This alone was not enough as the control element had to be used by senior and non-technical users, it had to be simple and intuitive. d3 installed a d&b audiotechnik sound system with a rear projection screen solution and AMX control panel.
St Peters Free Church, Dundee
The project team were undertaking a significant renovation of the existing church building to bring it in line with contemporary needs of the church. As part of this it required a full frequency Pro Audio solution and AV solution. This would facilitate speech through to live worship band and media through a main projection solution and distributed LCD screens. The project involved multiple contractors and was delivered in good time.
Kings Church - Inverness
Having previously installed pro-audio and projection solutions for Kings Church, Inverness, d3 were asked back again to provide new LED lighting to set atmosphere for the main sanc
tuary. Full colour LED lighting batons, controlled through DMX, created a wall wash which created a versatile area.
North Church, Perth
"This has been the most significant audio visual project for us ever. It provides contemporary methods to impact and communicate with the local community in a relevant way. We have been delighted with d3 who are far more than a supplier but more of a long term partner."
Rev. David Dennison
King's Community Church, Aberdeen
Requirements and Situation
"King’s Community Church is a vibrant growing church located in the heart of Aberdeen. We have been very fortunate to have experienced recent growth, but we have also experienced challenges which require adaptability to new situations. One area that we realized needed improvement to match the larger size of our congregation was in our audio system. Our audio system was efficient, but the system suffered from poor speaker clarity and proper coverage. As typical in many churches, our audio team is comprised of volunteers, who, not being professional audio engineers, are very willing and capable operators. Therefore, we required an approach that would mitigate the clarity and coverage issue, along with a system that is relatively easy to operate and control with the goal to achieve a consistent sound."
Solution: D3 Audio
"After receiving quotes and proposals from several audio companies, it became clear the d3 was the company to provide our need. d3 presented an expert knowledge of the needs of a typical church environment; and they also understood the importance of forming a partnership to ensure long-term success. Instead of selling us a system, d3 explained their approach and methodology in a very detailed and non-condescending manner which allowed us to understand more than technical jargon and cost. We felt that our analysis of d3’s methodology was more comprehensive due to their personable and relational presentation. With that said, d3’s approach was innovative, but it was also realistic. Instead of presenting us with a very costly system beyond our needs, they presented a cost effective system that was appropriate and adequate to our needs and budget."
"d3 recommended a four speaker solution, along with the appropriate amps, and a sub cabinet. Needless to say, the upgraded speaker solution has been received very well by our congregation. The listening experience is much improved. During the installation process, d3’s technical team was very efficient, professional, but most of all they were very gracious and patient when entertaining our questions. We have received comments from our congregations ranging from ‘the sound feels warm, like we’re in a blanket of sound’, to ‘I thought I was going deaf, but now I can hear the sermon.’ We really appreciate the personal care, understanding and professionalism of d3."
Technology Coordinator, The King’s Community Church, Aberdeen
"The d3 team really enjoyed working with Kings Church on this project and look forward to seeing them again."
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