All bespoke rigging is now classed as ‘Complex’ and requires the submission of drawings and calculations. This excludes simple banners or other rigging deemed non-complex by the venue.
Suspension methods and loadings must now be provided to the organiser / venue.
Special attention must be paid to complex rigs. Sometimes rigs in excess of 1 tonne are being suspended 6 metres above people’s heads.
All fittings used must be BS rated and be documented by current certification.
The design must address safe suspension methods to ensure when lifting the rig is free from twist and deflection.
What our customers say...
Don has worked on Crufts at the NEC for many years now as our designated structural engineer for the complex structures in the show. His knowledge and advice are second to none as is his understanding of how our show works. He is always on hand to give advice when needed and I have always found him a pleasure to do business with.
Catherine Guiver, Events Manager, The Kennel Club
General contracting, often referred to as a traditional delivery system, allows the owner to engage with the architect/engineer to prepare the design of the entire project. Upon design completion, the project scope is competitively bid to a construction firm for a fixed lump sum.