Case Study: Event & Rialto Cinemas

March 8, 2020

Agile Engineering are contracted by Event Cinema Group to manage all renovation and building works on their properties across New Zealand.

Client: Agile Engineering – Event & Rialto Cinemas
Location: Auckland, Whangarei, Hamilton
Services Provided: Full Asbestos Management Surveys

The Job

When full Asbestos Surveys were required for all cinemas nationwide, Agile engaged Prendos to complete the work in the upper North Island (Rotorua and above).

Prendos worked across ten fully operational, often occupied cinema complexes, providing full Asbestos Surveys for a total of 83 theatres and numerous entertaining facilities.

The Management Survey had to be planned around screening times so as not to disturb the theatre’s operations. Access to all areas was arranged beforehand, and this was made more complex due to the fact that Surveyors had to be escorted into all back of house areas – including lift shafts, plant rooms and screening rooms.

Our Solution

Pre-planning by means of a desk-top survey was essential in preparing for the cinema surveys. We used plans of the complexes, complete with numbered/labelled theatres and entertaining facilities, so we could align their room numbering system to our results.

We provided all necessary equipment, including dedicated Surveyors toolkit, gloves, P2 Mask, coveralls, plastic ziplock baggies for samples, ladders and handheld electronic device linked to an Asbestos Surveying App (TEAMS), enabling accurate record keeping and tracking of samples.

The Outcome

The timeline for the job was extremely tight but, thanks to open communication, careful planning and coordination as well as a great deal of scheduling flexibility, we managed to complete Asbestos Surveys for all properties in just three weeks. This included ten fully operational, occupied cinema complexes with a combined 83 screens and numerous entertaining facilities.

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