A new application for SkyDeck at Van Buren High School

Van Buren, AR

Robert Ditsch with Harvest Productions in Kansas City, MO completed the initial rigging design for Van Buren High School. The goal was to provide the high school with a safe and useful lighting grid that could be easily configured to meet their needs from show to show. When Max Wilson and Will Todd from Tomcat USA became involved with the project, they approached IAstage at LDI 2007. Here they discovered that SkyDeck was the perfect fit for the project.

SkyTruss installed at Van Buren High School

IAstage’s SkyDeck panels were inserted between Tomcat's Light Duty Truss for easy and safe access to the lighting. Students and staff members can access this grid from catwalks found on stage left and stage right. The entire motorized grid system was engineered by Geiger Engineers out of New York and put into motion using Thern, Inc. winches and controls.



SkyTruss installed at Van Buren High School

This is a one of its kind lighting grid that combines trussing with modular tension wire grid panels. Instead of a grid consisting of just truss, the SkyDeck panels allow students and staff members to work while the grid is up in the air. Since the whole unit is motorized, lighting plots can easily be changed out on the ground. Once all the lights have been hung, the grid can be moved up into the air and work can continue without ladders or lifts, allowing other work to be done on the floor below.



SkyTruss installed at Van Buren High School


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