Mahaffey helps with H1N1 preparations

October 27, 2009

Mahaffey Tent Rentals has installed a 40-by-66-foot clearspan structure at Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center in Memphis, Tenn., to assist with a flood of patients experiencing flu-like symptoms. The H1N1 triage unit tent will be up for a minimum of six months, but discussions are underway between Le Bonheur and Mahaffey to extend the rental …

The advantages of inflatable structures

October 20, 2009

Flexible and economical, air-supported structures fill multiple market niches. By Holly O’Dell When it comes to inflatable products, many people think of bouncy castles, parade floats or dancing tubes used for advertising. But the world of air-supported structures, or inflatables, extends far beyond the use of entertainment and advertising to industrial, military, architectural and aerospace …

Compressors with net zero energy consumption

October 13, 2009

The ZR Series of water-cooled, oil-free air compressors, manufactured by Atlas Copco, Stockholm, Sweden, are the first to be TÜV certified for zero net energy consumption. In specific conditions, 100 percent of the electrical power used to run a ZR 55-750 can be recovered in the form of heated water. Industries that require large amounts …

Hospital uses tents for patients with flu-like symptoms

October 7, 2009

The Dell Childrens Medical Center, Austin, Texas, set up two large canvas tents in which patients with flu-like symptoms can be treated. The tents, located outside of the emergency room, allow nurses to care for patients who exhibit mild flu-like symptoms. The tents also increase the capacity of the hospital by housing an additional eight …

Tents used at world’s largest temporary paleontological exhibit

October 1, 2009

A Mexico City exhibit is sized for some of the largest creatures to ever walk the earth. Espacios Temporales and Nueva Imagen faced some tall challenges when the companies installed tents in Mexico City’s main square. Dinosaur-sized challenges. Literally. The event was the summer-long exhibit “Huellas de la Vida” (“Traces of Life: A Journey in …

Material safety

Make sure your company is buying quality tents made from quality components. Competition in tent manufacturing raises the bar—that’s true no matter what the industry. But competition also raises the responsibility of tent rental companies to do their best to investigate the quality of the tents they’re purchasing. So how can your company do its …

Working with variations in building codes

By Juli Case Q: I’m installing a tent in a county I haven’t worked in before and the local code official is asking for things that aren’t in the building code. What do I do? A: The International Building Code (IBC) is a model building code, meaning that even in states that have adopted it, …

Table features strong, lightweight top

The new Revolution® Table from PS Furniture features a patented ultra-lightweight composite core technology that produces an incredibly strong top at a fraction of the weight of conventional table top materials like particleboard or plywood. The 36-inch top weighs 12 pounds, compared to similar MDF core tops that weigh up to 40 pounds. For more …

Keder machine allows for adjustable keder sizes

The new keder machine from Sinclair Equipment Company allows for fully adjustable keder sizes for single or double flap configuration. The Spec Hem Welder is the basis for the unit that includes the material unrolling device to produce finished keder. The aluminum mounting structure can be a stand-alone unit or can be mounted on a …

Lighter tents offer options for crafting different configurations

Tentnology is offering two smaller versions of its SaddleSpan™ tents. The S500 SaddleSpawn tent covers about 400 square feet, and the S1000 AttentionSpan covers 1,200 square feet. Available for rent or purchase, these lighter, modular options can be connected to create different configurations. Fabric can be customized with logos or a message, and sides of …