- Documenting the structural capacity of your venues’ rigging systems
- Developing preferred rigging procedures
- Physically labeling your building structure to make it easier for the riggers to get it right
Why hire ESG to provide engineering services for your venue?
- Dramatic increase in show weight over the past 25 years
- Most venues do not have any documentation of allowable load capacity
- The average touring show hangs from 50,000 to 150,000 pounds over the heads of the audience, performers and crew
In the process for Venue Structural Certification ESG will:
- Meet with key personnel to determine how you use your venue and what your desired load capacity is.
- Gather data about the venue structural system which can include site visits, review of existing documents, gathering of documents from public and private entities and forensic investigation.
- Develop a computer based analytical model and Mathcad® analysis sheets.
- Develop a venue allowable load plan that will provide rigging guidelines for the majority of your rigging installations. This document should provide a conservative allowable load plan that the rigger can use to make informed decisions regarding the installation of normal show loads.
- Develop preferred rigging procedures for efficient operation and safe installation/removal of loads.
Structural modifications can be provided if there is a need for structural improvements to your venue. Improvements can range from minor reinforcement of rigging points to major structural changes.
On-site venue labeling provides physical marking and identification of your venues’ rigging systems. This labeling provides both load capacity at the actual rigging location and a means of locating this information on the venues’ allowable load plan.
Maintenance of a rigging analysis database for your venue can provide you with a rapid response to questions about unusual or heavy loads in your venue. Once we have modeled your structure we can quickly analyze your structure for unusual or heavy loads. This can allow you to answer the questions of whether or not your venue can safely handle a show.
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