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Summoned To The Prime Minister’s Office
LSI Projects has created a state-of-the-art conference and broadcasting facility in Brunei...

By Bob Peill
Project Director, LSI Projects

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he Prime Minister’s Offi ce in
Brunei, a brand new six-storey
state of the art complex, was
inaugurated in mid-April, just prior
to the 22nd ASEAN Summit on April
24 to 25, 2013.
My colleagues and I from the
LSI Projects team were given the
opportunity of demonstrating the
advanced technical systems that
we had installed to Royal visitors
during the venue’s final inspection.
Since Independence from Britain
in 1984, the Prime Minister’s Office
in Brunei has been the central
coordinating body for all government
ministries and agencies.
The Office is led by His Majesty
Paduka Seri Baginda Sultan
Hassanal Bolkiah Muizzaddin
Waddaulah, Sultan and Yang DiPertuan Negara Brunei Darussalam,
as the Prime Minister, and a project
started in 2010 to create a new
building in the capital Bandar Seri
Begawan. LSI Projects joined the
project in December 2011, under
the instruction of CCW Consultants,

A press conference in the Prime
Minister’s Office Zone C

the leading independent technology
consultancy in Asia, who were
appointed by the client to
lead the project.
The new building comprises a
large auditorium, a banqueting hall,
a conference hall and 13 conference
and meeting rooms.
The ASEAN Summit was planned
to be the first event held there. We
were invited to review the planned
technical infrastructure that was
originally specified, and worked
closely with CCW Consultants to
review the details of the integrated
sound, communications, video,
production lighting, stage
engineering and audio-visual
control systems, and were able to
bring to the project some of our
specialist knowledge in all areas
of the latest performance and
broadcast technology.
Our previous experience was of
particular relevance to this project,
as the Prime Minister’s Office
encompassed a wide range of
venues from stage presentations
to conference facilities and video
broadcasting, and involved many
technologies we regularly integrate
in theatres and broadcast facilities
around the world. Working in a
constantly evolving industry, with
new lighting and communications
technologies being announced
regularly, the team at LSI Projects
were able to take advantage of the
most recent developments to value
engineer the project for the benefit
of the client.
During the project’s progress,

The Prime Minister’s Office, Brunei, from the front gates

our remit developed from
reviewing the initial plans to
creating revised schemes for the
technical infrastructure, sourcing
and supplying the equipment
required, as well as managing
the installation of all systems
throughout the building. We were
on site for the commissioning and
testing, and were pleased to be
invited to take part in the formal
handover ceremony.
With hundreds of international
and local media representatives
expected over the two days of the
inaugural conference, the new audio
and video facilities had to be of the
highest standards. The inspection
by the monarch was carried out
to ensure that media personnel
would have comfortable and fullyequipped working areas from which
they could broadcast the latest news
of the Summit meetings.
The Summit put all the technical
facilities through its paces we
worked extremely hard to get all
the technical systems 100% right,
and completed on time, because
we knew the high profile ASEAN
summit would test the facilities to

(Pictures: Jakub Krzeminski)

the limit, and would be reported
widely on TV, the internet and in
print. Our experience as a major
international installer of broadcast
and conference facilities was a
crucial factor in assuring a smooth
running event.
As with many building projects of
this scale, we find that new product
developments often overtake the
building phase. For the Prime
Minister’s Office we were able to
recommend the very latest audio
systems from Harman, and quality
systems from Digital Projection that
not only were an improvement over
the original design and maintained
the required quality, but also saved
a significant amount of the budget.
These savings released funds to
add more equipment and to expand
other AV systems.
The client was delighted with the
result of our collaboration with local
consultants and service providers,
and in appreciation of our support
during the ASEAN conference they
have invited us to attend the 23rd
ASEAN Summit, in support of the
venue’s technical staff, on October
9 to 10, 2013.


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InTECH: Fischer Connections Solutions for Broadcast
InMEDIA: Delivering Anytime Content on Cable
InMEDIA: Screen – High Definition Subtitling and Beyond
InSOUND: DPA’s D:Dicate Recording Microphone Range
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