Walthall & Associates Inc. is a design consulting firm for audio, video, automation-control and production lighting solutions, specializing in religious facilities, performing arts and sporting venues. Chuck Walthall has been in the audio-visual industry for 30 years. For the first 16+ years, he was designing, selling and installing AV systems until he established Walthall and Associates 15 years ago.
Chuck was recently contracted by the First Southern Baptist Church in Pratt Kansas to design audio-visual systems for a newly constructed worship space which will host the church’s weekly services. The space is designed to seat 500-600 and includes a full stage equipped with performance grade audio, video and lighting systems.
Walthall & Associates will define the system, do the initial budgeting, move from there into system design, specifications and construction documents, and then assist the church in finding a qualified contractor that will actually install the systems per their design.
The First Southern Baptist Church in Pratt Kansas is located in a rural populated area dedicated to agriculture. Chuck used a 3D model, created in Vectorworks, to visually express his initial design concepts. The 3D model included the loudspeakers, projectors, video screens, flat panel displays and floor pockets.
“We started with the 2-dimensional architectural plans, provided by the architect, and generated a full 3-dimensional model, to easily convey the recommended audio-visual technology.”
Following the initial design and 3D model, Chuck used connectCAD to document the audio-visual systems in schematic form and immediately was able to formulate an estimated budget. “connectCAD allows to accurately generate initial system designs and quickly formulate an opinion of probable cost, within minutes” said Walthall.
The new worship space at First Southern Baptist Church in Pratt Kansas, is a “Builders for Christ” project; constructed by over 180 volunteers workers during the summer weeks. The new worship space is expected to be complete in the fall 2015.
June 30th, 2015
Mikrograf is connectCAD's official ditributor in Denmark.
Mikrograf has is has recently partnered with connectCAD as its official distriubtor in Denmark. Based in Åbyhøj and operating since 1985, Mikrograf deals with Vectorworks and other leading programs in CAD / 3D, Multimedia, E-learning, Internet solutions, as well as communication and knowledge sharing.
Mikrograf has helped more than 1,500 organizations from the architecture, design and advertising industry as well as educational institutions to implement IT products, offering continuous training and support.
For more details, visit: www.mikrograf.dk
June 15th, 2015
ComputerWorks is now connectCAD’s distributor for Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Founded in 1985, ComputerWorks develops and sells software solutions for Apple Macintosh and Microsoft Windows.Computer Works specializes in products for construction, design and project management and also their translation in order to complement and adapt to the German market, like in the case of VectorWorks CAD software. Moreover ComputerWorks offers a wide range of services directly or through authorized dealers: German-speaking forums, hotline support, training, project support and comprehensive consulting for the offered products.
Computer Works is responsible for the German-speaking market with a team of more than 70 employees. Computer Works AG is based in Basel and serves customers in Switzerland and Liechtenstein while Computer Works GmbH in Lörrach deals with customers from Germany and Austria.
Among the users of the software solutions on offer are architects, interior designers, landscape architects, urban planners, garden and landscaping firms, craftsmen, draftsmen, designers, event organizers, service providers in the area of visualization, theater, facility managers, local authorities and project managers from different industries.
1 June, 2015
connectCAD takes part at this year's Infocomm AV trade show, 13-19 June in Orlando, Florida.
Find out all you need to know about connectCAD 2015 and about our US Premium Support service.
connectCAD's support consultant Chuck Walthall will be at the Vectorworks booth #6664 for 4 presentations: Wednesday 17 June and Thursday 18 June at 10:30 and at 15:30
You are welcome to visit us and have all your questions answered!