BRAD POWERS, B.A. (Ohio State University), M.F.A. (Yale) is Assistant Professor of Production Technology at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. Highlights from his work as Technical Design Manager and Consultant for LA Propoint Inc in Los Angeles include the following team projects: technical consulting on a multistory indoor theme park in China, the technical design, fabrication and installation of the world’s largest 3D projection screen for KING KONG: 360 3-D at Universal Studios Hollywood, rigging for the FORTUNE DIAMOND attraction at Galaxy Macau resort, an acrobatic catwalk grid for Cirque du Soleil’s IRISin Los Angeles, the scenery and automation for the award-winning BEYOND ALL BOUNDARIESat the WWII museum in New Orleans, and numerous rigging system and tension grid installations. Powers has served as Technical Director for La Jolla Playhouse, the University of California San Diego, and Yale Repertory Theatre. His expertise and research interests include entertainment technical design and management, structural design for the stage, mechanical design and automation, entertainment rigging, computer aided 3D modeling and drafting, CNC routing and machining, lighting technology, sound technology, and scenic carpentry & welding. He is currently a co-author on the soon to be released expanded and updated second edition of STRUCTURAL DESIGN FOR THE STAGE.