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The 60-by-100-foot reception structure featured vinyl flooring below and draping with twinkle lights
above, with views of verdant fields surrounding the cottage.
Movement and stability
Accessing the barge from the dock
brought challenges because the dock's
elevation was stable and the barges' elevation
shifted with the motion of the
water. " The barges moved the same way
a boat does when you tie it up to a dock, "
Ussher says. " The barges were about 2½
feet taller than the dock, with three steps
up-but the actual height of the barges
needed to be able to shift with the movement
of the water. "
The portion of the dock that allowed
access to the barges had two Jet Ski®
slips cut out, which the crew filled in with
custom flooring. " First, we connected the
stairs to the barge but then when it moved,
it ripped them out, " Ussher says. " The
solution was to connect the stairs to the
dock and not to the barges, so the height
of the barges could shift somewhat. "
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Elevation magic
The crew built the reception area on higher
ground on the opposite side of the cottage,
which guests could only access via
a steep and winding footpath with a lot
of stairs. Once at the top of the stairs, the
views were stunning, but the field where
they built the reception tent was exceptionally
uneven.
However, before installing the rest of
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the structures, the crew needed to first
install the restrooms, based on venue
parameters. The crew built a Dura-Trac™
roadway-approximately 8 feet wide by
300 feet long-onto which they placed
the washroom trailers. " The elevation
change was so much that the toilet was
too low for where the deck was going to
end up, " Ussher says, " so we had to build
the deck at two different levels. We built
around the toilet at one height and had to
build a step up to the reception area. "
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