Games developer Sharkmob commissioned Smart Studio to install two specialist rooms in their premises in the historic square of Stortorge, central Malmo. The project was the first of its kind to to be undertaken in Scandinavia. The site being over 1,500km from the Smart Studio factory required a well-planned logistical plan in terms of manufacture and shipment of all the necessary materials and components.
The impact of COVID-19
Then, as with a great many industries worldwide, Coronavirus hit. Lockdown and travel restrictions were imposed.
Fortunately, the shipping of the materials to site had already been undertaken on schedule. The question became how to handle the installation without the in-person involvement of Smart Studio staff on-site.
A creative solution:
As it happened, prior to this particular installation a series of manuals had been completed. These documents detailed the assembly procedure for the various modules which form the building blocks of the Smart Studio System. These newly-competed guidelines were simply forwarded to the construction professionals on site, Henrick and Daniel. Over a series of short video conference calls the essential details of the install were discussed, allowing the contractors to work independently on site.
The original Smart Studio objective was to develop a modular system based on a series of building blocks. These blocks were to be capable of being manufactured off site and then shipped to site. The assembly process was not to be overly reliant on the availability of specialist studio builders to “get it right”. All the while, delivering the consistent and repeatable acoustic performance required for mission-critical audio production. The Smart Studio method provides scope for installs anywhere in the world.
The End Result:
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