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Tent installation in subzero temperatures

Industry News, News | March 10, 2015 | By:

Tasked with installing a 20,000-foot clearspan tent during sub-zero temperatures, snow fall and a bit of freezing rain at a Wisconsin construction site, American Pavilion’s winter crew finished the job in three days.

The client needed a heavy-duty, cold-resistant construction tent so that a concrete pad could be poured and cured properly no matter the weather.

Tom Wodetzki, co-owner of American Pavilion, said the tent was installed in December so that the ground could thaw for preparation work. The tent needed to last three months during the winter so American Pavilion chose a Losberger Multi-Flex 30M x 60M clearspan tent with Versaidag fabric.

“(The clearspan) requires little to no maintenance, has no interior supports like a pole tent so heavy equipment can move around inside without worrying about hitting poles,” Wodetzki said. “A clearspan is designed to withstand strong winds and inclement weather, and is the most weather resistant tent on the market.”

Due to the extreme weather during installation, safety precautions needed to be taken into account. American Pavilion sent a crew trained for harsh weather conditions on the job site. The team went through two full days of safety training to prepare for the installation.

“The conditions were tough but our crews install clearspan tents nationwide and we are used to working in the most difficult conditions,” Wodetzki said.

The clearspan tent installed in Wisconsin did not require any special footings or knee walls. It is temperature-controlled and supplied with temporary power from American Pavilion so that construction could begin right away.

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