The AES team-based system manages all scheduling, purchasing and fabrication to ensure projects are executed on time, on budget, and to the highest of standards. From cost estimation through project development, production, close out, and maintenance, our Project Managers oversee the full lifecycle of projects, facilitating open communication between our clients and the designers and fabricators throughout.
ENGINEERING AND TECHNICAL DESIGN
AES Technical Directors work in concert with Project Managers, overseeing engineers, designers and drafts people as they generate comprehensive drawing packages -- mock-ups, construction drawings and as-builds -- that define the scope of a project, test for structural viability, and ensure compliance with all safety regulations. AES’ Licensed Professional Engineer reviews and stamps all drawing submittals.
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GRAPHIC DESIGN, ILLUSTRATION AND PRINT PRODUCTION
AES Graphic Design, Illustration, and Print Production Department uses the latest in rendering software, as well as hand-drawn illustrations, to provide clients with a creative look at ideas and concepts. From signage to storyboarding, logos to costuming, float design to conceptualizing entire show productions, our team’s capabilities are all-encompassing.
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SCULPTING AND CASTING
The sculpting and casting team uses the latest in 3D rendering and digital sculpting software to enable clients to see what the final product will look like. Working with foam, fiberglass, and plastics, and utilizing AES’ fully robotic carving stations, our experts produce realistic and precise replications, theme scenic elements, and permanent structures.
SCENIC AND PAINT
From theme painting to texture application, faux finishing to automotive coating, the AES scenic and paint crew perfects the look clients wish to achieve. With our full-time staff of expert artisans, our services include murals, trompe-l'oeil, and airbrushing, and our 30’ x 18’ x 15’ spray booth enables us to work on items in a controlled environment
With their exemplary Millwork, assembly, and finishing skills, the AES carpentry team produces both complex structures and architectural ornamentation. Combined with our fabricators’ expertise in structural design, materials, and engineering, the results are world-class sets, props, and scenery.
ART AND FINISHING
The AES art and finishing department provides a host of services that complete and perfect the look and feel of clients’ projects. From dressing scenery to creating topiaries and adding intricate embellishments, the team ensures that every aesthetic detail is attended to and flawless.
Our metalwork department uses the latest in computer-controlled waterjet cutting to ensure exact metal applications, and our team creates specialized mechanical effects using precision machining, motion control, pneumatics, and hydraulics. We provide fabrication with numerous metals, including structural steel, stainless steel, and aluminum, and our fully certified welding team can provide on-site fabrication and installation.