Name: Sean Douglas
Job Title: 3D CAD Draftsman
My role at Tri-Point Rigging Services is…
Creating 3D Renders and Technical Drawings of Truss, Rigging, Scaffolding and Staging Systems.
When I was a kid I wanted to be…
I didn’t have big dreams when I was a kid but in the 90s I came across a video tape of a futuristic looking drawing program that could produce 3D images from green lines at the local library. It looked so cool I had to give it a shot.
The best advice I have ever been given is…
Don’t make decisions without eating first.
People often describe me as…
Well-read and really obnoxious about it.
My favourite movie of all time is…
Probably the Grand Budapest Hotel, or maybe Blade Runner 1982.
My favourite artist/band of all time is…
The Memphis Group, they invented the 80s.
Three people I wish I could invite to dinner are…
William Shatner as Captain Kirk, Richard Dean Anderson as Macgyver and Ridly Scott.
If I was an animal I would be a…
My wife says I would be a cat, read into that what you will.
Most people don’t know that I…
I write a lot and I make a pretty mean calzone.
The three things I can’t live without are…
My wife, my whiteboard and the internet.
The strangest thing to happen on one of my projects…
I did some structural work on the elevator cores for Sydney Uni. A crane collapsed and fell right on top of our formwork! Luckily no one was around when it fell but there is a nice picture somewhere of a crane sticking though something I designed.
The worst thing to happen on one of my projects was…
I guess it was the time I was working in a team producing 20 tonnes of steel for a structural platform on an oil rig. It needed to be helicoptered in from shore. The steel didn’t meet their requirements so they dumped the entire load into the sea. Eek! They said it was cheaper to remake it than to helicopter it back… I would love to see there calculation on that one.
Sean has joined Tri-Point Rigging Services in our Drafting & Design Department, producing stunning 3D renders for our clients as well as technical construction drawings for engineering and construction. Sean brings a wealth of design and drafting experience to the company and we would like to take this opportunity to welcome him into the Tri-Point family!
The first Australian Event Awards Ceremony to take place on the Sunshine Coast kicked off with a bang this week, recognising and celebrating the best events in Australia and achievements in the industry around the world between 1 July 2015 and 30 June 2016.
Among this year’s winners was a balance of Event Awards veterans and first time finalists. Byron Bay Bluesfest won Best Regional Event, Ample Projects won Best Achievement in Design for their work on Be The Light For The Wild, Taronga Zoo for Vivid Sydney 2016, and Imagination took home the gong for Best Technical Achievement for their work on Spirit of Anzac Centenary Experience.
It was an honour to see Opera Australia take out the award for the Best Cultural, Arts or Music Event for this year’s Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour: A Production of Turandot. We are proud to be a part of this landmark event, delivering the main stage steel & scaffold infrastructure on the waters of Sydney Harbour at Farm Cove annually since 2013.
After a classy VIP cocktail reception on the lawns, with a firework demonstration from Foti Fireworks, we headed into the beautifully decorated marquee for dinner and the awards ceremony.
Awards Partner, Apples and Pears Entertainment, provided two brilliant acts to entertain attendees. With Sarah Rowan-Dahl creating a stunning artwork through the evening as the show rolled on around her, and Kimberley Heberley’s beautiful voice providing a sweet prelude to the main course. Meanwhile, drumming outfit Junkyard Beats contributed the show-starting bang.
Click here to see the full list of winners.
Tri-Point are Proud Sponsors of the Australian Event Awards.
The Australian Event Awards is the pinnacle awards program for the events industry in Australia. The program is guided by ongoing industry consultation to answer the need for cohesiveness across the entire Australian industry, to develop industry identity and to assist Australian operators in cross-development of opportunities between events and event disciplines.
The program is all-inclusive, being open to all Australian events, event managers and support service providers regardless of:
- event type or audience
- event size or attendance
- event location or association membership
It is the only opportunity for Australian events and event organisers to be acknowledged on a level playing field, across the entire national events industry.
For the first time this year, the Event Awards takes it’s annual Awards Ceremony to the Sunshine Coast, to be held on Wednesday September 21 2016 at the Novotel Twin Waters Resort, Queensland.
To view a full list of the finalists, the winners of which will be announced at the black tie ceremony on Wednesday, click here to be taken to the Event Awards website.
Tri-Point Rigging Services continues a long relationship as a Proud Sponsor of the Australian Event Awards.
The much anticipated second installment of This/That festival in Newcastle is finally on the horizon, and what a treat it’s going to be…! The lineup for this year’s festival was announced last week and, with top bill acts like Peking Duk and Hermitude, summer vibes and good times start here!
In addition to the two main stages, This Stage and That Stage, dropping all your favourite summer anthems, punters will also be treated to another world full of spectacle over at The Other stage. Enter the portal and be pampered on a daybed like a gypsy prince or princess at the Love-Sik Bay, or transform into your wildest dreams with a stylised photo shoot. The Other is the ultimate bohemian chill zone, with a fairy light enclave and a La La Land for the legendary. You’ll find a killer local lineup there too, dropping the latest and greatest from underground and across the globe.
Hunt&Gather will also join This/That again this year, curating a unique gathering place where festival lovers can not only get their fix of top quality retail goods and services, but also to let loose in the sand at this years pop up beach party, or even kick back on the giant daybed chilling under a canopy of shimmering streamers while dusk falls over the festival.
This/That festival takes place at Newcastle Foreshore on Saturday 5th November 2016. Get your tix here.