Codes set for adoption

December 1, 2016

Code revision process reaches final voting stage. A proposal to regulate outdoor events regardless of the presence of tents or special event structures was approved at the Public Comment Hearing of the International Code Committee (ICC) in October. This proposal (F310-16), submitted by the Fire Code Action Committee, had been disapproved at the code committee’s …

Long distance sprint

O’Neil Tent Co. installs several structures in a short timeframe 250+ feet from the unloading zone. When Ohio State University needed tenting structures for its fundraising campaign, “But for Ohio State,” an event that raises funds for students to study abroad, it called on O’Neil Tent Co., Columbus, Ohio, to make it happen. O’Neil Tent …

On site

Don’t miss the valuable opportunities at IFAI Tent Expo 2017. One of the worst things about being editor of InTents is that, while I spend a lot of time writing about high-end, big-budget tented soirées, I rarely attend one. (To be honest, I’m not sure I’ve ever attended an event that could be accurately described …

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Scene Stealers

Three Wow! installations showcase talent and problem-solving in the tent industry. Each year, dozens of tent and event rental companies submit their outstanding projects to the IFAI International Achievement Awards (IAA), a competition that recognizes design excellence and technical skill in specialty fabrics. The 2016 submissions demonstrate that creativity and problem-solving continue to drive the …

In memoriam: Lou Brown

Former Anchor Industries vice president Louis (“Lou”) Ray Brown passed away on Aug. 11. Brown retired from Anchor in 1997 as senior vice president of the tent sales department after 45 years with the company. He began on the manufacturing floor and rose to manager of tent production before moving to sales. He oversaw launches …

Decadent masterpiece

A clear tent becomes a speakeasy with “The Great Gatsby” in every detail. Daisy Buchanan and Jay Gatsby may have been left off the guest list, but every other detail of a “Great Gatsby”-themed birthday party under a tent recalled the glitter and grandeur of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s masterpiece. Inspired by the client’s home and …

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Finishing Touches

Tented events take place in all kinds of weather, upping the demand for doors and specialty sidewalls. The popularity of tented events can be attributed, at least in part, to the human desire to be outdoors. However, this doesn’t mean that people actually want to experience being outside. Instead, they want the panoramic vistas while …

Mission: Custom exhibition space

Eventstar Structures is known for boldly going where no tent company has gone before. So it’s fitting that the Medley, Fla.-based company was selected to help the Star Trek franchise kick off its 50th anniversary celebration by fabricating the temporary exhibition space for the Star Trek Starfleet Academy Experience. The custom 14,000-square-foot structure was installed …

Refugee housing

As European communities grapple with the dire need for refugee housing, Röder Zelt- und Veranstaltungsservice GmbH, Büdingen, Germany, has responded with a versatile system of quickly erectable halls. Röder manufactured and installed 12 halls designed to accommodate 56 people per unit, along with four fully equipped dining and care rooms and office space, in Bochum, …

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Hosting a showcase during the slow season

Everyone appreciates the time of year when things start to slow down. But after a recuperation stage, tent rental companies may find themselves twiddling their thumbs, waiting for clients to call. What do you do to drive business at these times? Many facilities host a showcase or an open house. This one event can offer …