The News From 2018

Washington DC February 2019: NRCC AV System Lifecycle Equipment Refresh HA Design Group has collaborated with FEMA’sTechnical Staff and stakeholders to develop a design for implementation involving its National Response Coordination Center (NRCC) audio visual operations. This DC HQ technical facility is incorporating new audio visual tools that expand the input of media information with flexible multiple room presentation options and controls.These AV facilities assist the FEMA managers and other gathered federal agency staff to conduct regular planning meetings and closely monitor actions during federally-declared emergency conditions.

Woodbridge, Virginia 2017-19: Prince William County Multi-Year Contract AV Award

As part of a multi-year design, engineering, and AV construction project award initiated in 2016 with extension options into 2021, HA Design Group has worked closely with the County Administration and technical project staff with vendors to propose and deliver updated facilities for the PWC Communications Department for numerous PWC groups and locations across the County including:

  • The PWC McCoart Building Meeting Chamber and associated technical facilities

  • The Department of Social Services Conference Room

  • Chinn Library Studio Facilities

  • The Department of Public Works Meeting Room

  • During 2019 the Chinn studio facilities including the set, lighting, acoustics, and control room will be completed along with additional enhancements to the McCoart Meeting Chamber and associated technical facilities.

Washington DC October 2018:  Studio 50 Upgrade Washington DC: HA Design Group successfully completed a high-profile studio 50 project with a new set and integrated 3X3 display monitor wall under an accelerated schedule. With regular weekly meetings, close coordination with the set designer, set fabricator, and Planar video wall technical team allowed the project team to complete the design, acquisition, and installation within 45 days of the contract award. The implementation team worked during the over night time frame to keep the studio facilities in use during the new install transition.

Washington DC: 2018 -- Detailed Review of USAGM Studios and Radio/TV Broadcasting Facilities in Washington DC. As part of its long-term contract award with BBG now named the U.S. Agency for Global Media (USAGM), in 2018 HA Design Group conducted acomprehensive inspection, analysis, and report of the USAGM 150+ television and radio facilities. The focus of this consulting study for the senior leaders and management was to discuss and report on the agency’s technical, acoustic, lighting, set/scenery, and related workflow, techniques, and broadcast capabilities going forward. USAGM will incorporate the ideas and guidance in 2019 as it continues to embrace, expand, and deliver on a wide range of programming goals worldwide encompassing multi-lingual web, social media, television, and radio content.