Port Coquitlam, B.C. based Dynamic Structures specializes in precise and intricate construction of complicated structures such as telescopes and roller coasters.
The Journal of Commerce spoke to Guy Nelson, the president and CEO of Empire Industries (which owns Dynamic Structures) about the challenges of designing "flying theatres" and other ride-based attractions.
Nelson said that the precision and reliability needed for telescopes is very similar to the design and construction demands of roller coasters and other amusement structures.
Nelson also pointed out that while Disney and Universal are best known as purveyors of a rides such as roller coasters and simulators, they are perhaps only ten per cent of the market worldwide for such structures.