Bold predictions

December 1, 2015  |  Projects, Trend Watch

In 2016, expect subtle to showstopping colors and furniture that power immersive experiences. A new year brings new event trends and new strategies to interpret traditional themes. Pantone® describes its spring 2016 color report as “transporting and transformative.” “Colors this season transp…
From humble roots

December 1, 2015  |  Event Production, Projects

A former summer-only business becomes one of Chicagoland’s most reputable tent vendors. As a college student who needed to earn extra income during the summers, David Cesar launched a small part-time tent and event rental company in 2006 in Chicago, Ill. Operating out of a single truck and trailer…
On exhibit

December 1, 2015  |  Event Production, Project Briefs, Projects

Five large structures welcome attendees to an international robotic and intelligent equipment exhibition. Although the Chinese economy has slowed recently, the event and exhibition market is growing quickly, with 40-meter, 50-meter and 60-meter-wide tents in demand for high-end, large-scale events. …
Taking it to the next level

December 1, 2015  |  Event Production, Feature, Projects

A play-by-play of how Shaffer Sports and Events designed, built and installed a triple-decker structure. Faced with the dilemma of how to accommodate more hospitality suites at the Breeders’ Cup World Championships when all available ground space was already taken led Shawn Smith to think like an …
Above water

December 1, 2015  |  Event Production, Projects

With no space to expand on land, a wedding installation is extended into a lake. When you’ve already provided an “all out” wedding installation for a client, how do you top yourself when daughter #2 sets a date? That was one of many challenges Hank Parker’s Party and Tent Rentals of Rocheste…
Elevated structure

December 1, 2015  |  Project Briefs, Projects

VIP structure for ski event is designed to accommodate guests and snow loads. The FIS Alpine World Ski Championships are second only to the Winter Olympics as the most exalted alpine ski competition in the world. The 2015 championships, held in February at Vail and Beaver Creek, Colo., attracted 700…
Elevated elegance

December 1, 2015  |  Project Briefs, Projects

Split levels and extreme heat were no problem for this Southern spring wedding. For an enchanting spring wedding on the grounds of a graceful home in the Southern United States, Beachview Event Rentals & Design, Woodbine, Ga., teamed up with Walton Event Design Ltd., Charlotte, N.C., to make it …
Are winter tent installs right for you?

November 19, 2015  |  Event Production, Feature, On the Job, Projects

Winter tent installs offer tent rental businesses opportunities to keep inventory and crews active, taking the edge off of what can be a slow time of year for those companies located or working in severe-weather areas. But as attractive as the prospect of staying busy is, winter installs aren’t ri…
Temporary terminals

October 1, 2015  |  Project Briefs, Projects

Fabric-roofed structure houses temporary airport terminals in Kenya. When a fire at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, Kenya, destroyed the international arrival and departure terminals in August 2013, East Africa’s largest transport hub faced a crisis. With an ever-growing number of …
Super-sized celebration

October 1, 2015  |  Event Production, Projects

Clinton Presidential Center anniversary hosted in massive tent. When Mahaffey Fabric Structures of Memphis, Tenn., was contacted by Party Time Rental and Events of Little Rock, Ark., in early 2014 to provide a structure for the tenth anniversary of the Clinton Presidential Center, the company approa…