About this Case Study


As NASA prepared for its historic final shuttle mission for Atlantis in July 2011, Communications Concepts, Inc. (CCI) was tasked with creating a facility to support the crush of media covering the launch. Space and time was tight, as CCI needed two interconnected buildings. One would house media relations teams from NASA partners Lockheed Martin, Boeing, the Canadian Space Agency, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne and Northrop Grumman. The other would be a media center for global news networks and outlets. A drainage canal separated the two buildings, so CCI needed a connecting bridge. The buildings had to be operational quickly, and at a competitive price.


We proposed a complex and price that met all specifications. Together, our team and CCI expanded the plan and got fast approval from NASA. WillScot installed the complex, complete with utility connections, a bridge and furniture, in five days. CCI followed with installation of state-of-the-art communications tools: video and TV cable distribution systems; TVs; plasma monitors; telephone distribution systems; and phones in offices and workstations.

The media center was delivered, built and operational on time and on budget, giving the world a live view of history. “When CCI is called on again for temporary facilities, the team and their representative, Jim Oliver, will be on our team,” said CCI President Jim Lewis.