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CUE Professional Development Conference

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    CUE 2017 Classes Descriptions

  • Modern Trends in Power Control

    Trainers: Joshua Allen + Doug Tuttrup
    Description:
    LEDs have arrived! What is needed in theatres from a power distribution standpoint?  Is dimmer-per-circuit still relevant?  Can we reduce main power feed systems?  How many outlets are needed and where?  Do incandescent fixtures need to be considered?  This class will begin with a review of traditional systems, discuss current design trends, and roll into an exercise with the class participants designing a power layout for a hypothetical theatre.

    Modern Trends in Control Systems

    Trainers: Joshua Allen + Doug Tuttrup
    Description:
    LEDs are still here.  Building on “Modern Trends in Power Systems,” this class will add the control system.  DMX? RDM? sACN? Network? Wireless? What is currently being utilized in modern builds, why do you care, and how do you future proof data systems? After an in depth discussion, an exercise will allow participants to practice what they have learned.

    Best Bang for Your Buck Upgrades

    Trainers: Joshua Allen + Doug Tuttrup
    Description:
    With an understanding of power and data systems, we will examine system upgrades. Where is your money best spent?  You want to add LED fixtures, but can your power support it? Do you have data?  It might not be as simple as going to your local dealer with a purchase order. After a discussion and a few examples, class members will have an opportunity to experiment with laying out an upgrade path while working with a budget.

    Theatre Consulting: The Design Process

    Trainers: Joshua Allen + Doug Tuttrup
    Description:
    What’s a theatre consultant and where do they come from? Do I need one? What do they do? Who do they work for?  How do I get a good one? Why don’t they do what I say?  With representatives from the consulting world, we’ll examine who’s who of the specification and design process.  We’ll also discuss the process and your involvement culminating in an exercise where participants review actual specifications looking to make sure they get what they want.

    How a Theatre Gets Built: The Construction Phase

    Trainers: Joshua Allen + Doug Tuttrup
    Description:
    Following class 4, where we contemplated a tight specification and great design, we’ll discuss where contracts come from, who works for whom, who is responsible for a change order, and how to stay involved in a messy construction process.  For anyone considering a project or just looking for a view of the construction world, valuable inside information will be presented from multiple perspectives.