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The features of trussing within an inflatable marquee or structure

Updated: Sep 22, 2023

Event trussing refers to the use of a trussing system to support and stabilise structures or equipment at an event. Trussing is typically made of a strong, lightweight material such as aluminium or steel, and is used to provide support to structures or equipment that may be too large or heavy to be supported by other means.

Event trussing is commonly used to support stages, lighting rigs, sound systems, and other equipment at events such as concerts, festivals, and conferences. It can also be used to support temporary structures, such as inflatable marquees or tents, or to create decorative or functional features such as arches or walkways.

Event trussing is an important part of many events because it provides the necessary support and stability to make equipment and structures safe and usable. It is typically installed and configured by trained professionals, who are able to ensure that the trussing system is properly installed and can withstand the weight and stresses that it will be subjected to during the event.

In addition to supporting equipment and structures, event trussing can also be used to create a visually appealing and functional space at an event. Trussing can be arranged and configured in a variety of shapes and patterns to create unique and interesting designs, and can be used for lights, banners, or other event theming to enhance the look and feel of the event.

Mixing trussing and inflatable structures is the perfect match for an efficient and practical event.

Trussing within an inflatable structure provides several benefits and uses.

  1. It gives the AV company a vantage point for their lighting and audio systems. No longer do you need to take up extra valuable floor space for lighting and speaker stands. Lights can be hung from the aluminium frame work at many points around the perimeter or within the centre of the inflatable structure, when requested by the AV company. This also extends to the use of front projection. As front projection is more cost effective than rear projection, it also takes up less event space, so event organisers tend to opt for projecting from the front. This therefore negates the need to provide an unsightly projector in the gangways which can be seen as a trip hazard and disruption to the presentation. Flying projection from a truss can therefore be placed like a cinema or picture house, sited up and away with an unrestricted throw onto the screen at the front of the inflatable structure.

  2. Trussing is a great way to attach banners, graphics and branding within a structure. Hanging banners or mounting more rigid graphics can add to the carefully designed stage sets for presentations within keynotes. Again, this increases the amount of floor space that is available and also looks much neater and cleaner.

  3. The trussing is a perfect support to hang fabrics to reduce the amount of ambient light within the inflatable structure. Blackout draping is applied from the trussing and also a roof canopy can be provided. This is ideal when you need to create a really dark environment from within but you want the impressive design of the inflatable marquee from the outside. A dark environment is required for lighting shows, projection or to create an experience.

  4. The trussing is a perfect support for additional sound insulation or reduction. Applying acoustic linings to interior trussing would mean a 3rd skin would be provided, increasing the sound baffling and reducing noise leakage. Acoustic sound panels can also be mounted to the truss work and hung around the perimeter. As most sound is projected horizontally, creating vertical sounding surfaces to soak up the sound waves is what is required to dampen excess sound. Simply put, the inflatable structure design is already a large insulated cavity, so adding further equipment to this will greatly help achieve a sound proof environment.

  5. To aid with structure support in the unlikely event of loss of power. Some structures have built in air beam supports that last a length of time to help keep the structure upright before power is restored. We however recommend good old fashioned ground support truss, in the rare occasion that the power was to fail and even more unlikely the venue’s backup generator should too, then the trussing is there as a fail safe and it is completely safe, for as long as you need.

The essential accessory when thinking of lighting and sound

Trussing therefore serves as an essential additional extra for your next event. We can liaise with your AV company to work out load weights to each to ensure the right equipment is supported safely.

We install all trussing ourselves with fully experienced and trained installers giving you and your event piece of mind when curating the process. Talk to us today about how we can provide a full setup for your future events.

The importance of branding at an event

Branding is an important aspect of any event, as it helps to create a cohesive and consistent image for the event and its organisers. Branding can include elements such as a logo, colour scheme, typography, and other visual elements that are used consistently throughout the event to create a recognisable and memorable look and feel.

The importance of branding at an event lies in its ability to create a strong and lasting impression on attendees. A well-designed and cohesive branding strategy can help to make the event stand out and be remembered by attendees, which can be beneficial for the organisers and sponsors of the event.

Additionally, branding can help to create a sense of professionalism and credibility for the event. A consistent and well-designed branding strategy can make the event look organised and well-planned, which can help to build trust and confidence in the event among attendees.

Overall, branding is an important part of any event, as it helps to create a cohesive and memorable image for the event and its organisers. It can help to make the event stand out, build trust and credibility among attendees, and create a professional and polished look and feel.

Branding can take many forms, from the colour of the carpets to the typography of the way finding signage.

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