IFAI Tent Expo 2017

October 1, 2016  |  Industry News, News

A slate of networking opportunities, comprehensive conference programs and live demos and exhibits is being prepared for IFAI Tent Expo 2017, set for Jan. 24–26 at Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld in Orlando, Fla. Trusted by the international community of tent rental professionals, Tent Expo is an…
Toggle bar

October 1, 2016  |  Products

American Plastics’ plastic hardware line now includes a T-bar component that makes it easier to tie down tarps, banners or just about anything that requires the use of an ordinary toggle ball. The T-bar is made out of Nylon 6 plastic and measures 1.5 inches long, is lightweight and easily fastens …
Putting tents in their place with ballasting

October 1, 2016  |  Feature

Tent rental companies use IFAI’s ballasting tool to provide accurate amounts of weight, meet code compliance and create a safe experience for event guests. When it came to calculating weight requirements to anchor commercial tents in the past, rental companies needed some math and science on their…
Upscale portable toilets

October 1, 2016  |  Products

Designed just like an interior of a home bathroom with all the same user operation and design features, the Headrest is a completely portable and self-contained unit. The Headrest is equipped with a hands-free flushing porcelain toilet bowl and a dual covered toilet paper dispenser. A full vanity si…
Installing a structure on a scaffold

October 1, 2016  |  Event Production, Projects

New York Tent installs a rooftop structure that couldn’t be attached to the roof. When Citnalta Construction Corp. approached Long Island-based New York Tent to cover a roof that it needed to rip off and replace, the construction firm had one big caveat: because of the work that had to be done, th…
Moving heads

October 1, 2016  |  Products

Rogue R1 FX-B is the latest addition to CHAUVET Professional’s Rogue professional lighting series. With its five individually controlled pixel mappable 15-watt RGBW LEDs, strikingly fast movements, and infinitely variable pan and tilt options, the new Rogue can create an endless variety of high im…
Tent inspections before events ensure safety

October 1, 2016  |  On the Job, Safety & Codes

Inspections will help avoid disaster and add years to the life of a tent. The tent is up and the event is underway. But there may still be work to be done. Especially for installations that will be up for any length of time, inspection and maintenance are top priorities for keeping the tent as &hell…
Amazon Originals interactive experience at Comic-Con

October 1, 2016  |  Event Production, Projects

Choura Events creates an Amazon Originals interactive experience for Comic-Con enthusiasts. Comic-Con junkies are the tastemakers of tomorrow,” actress Kristen Bell once said—and she’s not alone in her enthusiasm for the event that celebrates comic books and other aspects of popular arts, such…
IFAI’s Tent Rental Division works toward standard

October 1, 2016  |  On the Job, Safety & Codes

IFAI’s Tent Rental Division looks to write an industry standard for tent anchorage. With final voting on tent-related code revisions for the 2018 Model Code set for late October, IFAI’s Tent Rental Division (TRD) is looking ahead to writing an industry standard that could be taken up in the 2021…
Tents aboard the USS Jackson

October 1, 2016  |  Industry News, News

When duty calls, Beachview Event Rentals & Design of Woodbine, Ga., responds. Earlier this year, the call came for tents with air-conditioned-controlled environments to be installed on board the USS Jackson, a naval combat ship that would be undergoing shock trials. During a trial, a charge of 1…