Services

Theme Finishes

Overview

KHS&S is the nation’s most experienced theme contractor, completing more than 5.5 million square feet of thematic finishes. Representative projects include some of the nation’s most visible theme park attractions, casinos and retail/entertainment complexes, all recognized for quality and attention to detail.

 

Subservices

  • Design-Assist
  • Preconstruction Services
  • In-House Engineering and Architectural Shop Drawings
  • Custom Doors and Windows
  • Finish Carpentry
  • Light Gauge Metal Stud Framing and Gypsum Wallboard
  • Character Signage
  • Rendered and Character Plaster
  • Sculpting and Ornamentation
  • Millwork and Casework
  • Faux Finishes, Paint and Aging
  • Brick and Stone
  • GFRC, GFRG, FRP

Technology

  • BIM
  • Laser Scanning
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Approach

KHS&S art, production and field teams are experts in delivering themed construction. We support project teams with qualified personal to sign off on master models and first articles, in house, or with the client.  We monitor integral colors/textures and have great success setting up rigging and dry fitting elements to ensure precise field installation. We offer design modification as needed to ensure design intent, meet budget constraints and ensure installation accuracy. We continually evaluate new products and can assist in vendor sourcing based on skill set and expertise. Since theming projects are very detailed, we have a system in place to track all parts of the project and monitor progress, ensuring a project is delivered on time and with exceptional authenticity.

Step 1 icon Industry Knowledge
Step 2 icon Value Engineering
Step 3 icon Themed Resources
Step 4 icon Vendor Management
Step 5 icon Art Direction
Step 6 icon Product Installation

Theming Spotlight

The Artistic Side of Lean Construction

Most people don’t associate Lean practices with theming, but Bryan Campbell, a KHS&S art director, incorporates Lean into his daily work. From building dozens of mockups for improved bidding accuracy to incorporating material dry time into planning boards, including theming into Lean practices is crucial for KHS&S to meet tight production deadlines.

Campbell works with the architects, owners and GCs to ensure the design intent of the project is achieved, often incorporating new materials, color washes and paints. He has successfully shown Lean processes are applicable to all types of projects, including art-driven ones.

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