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EventQuip installed a 20-by-80-meter
clear-top Losberger P3 uniflex, along with
accessory and event support tents by Aztec
Tents, at the National Museum of American
Jewish History in Philadelphia, Pa. Photo
courtesy of EventQuip.

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oct-nov 2019

PLANNING AND PERMITTING
Communication is the foundation
of any successful event. For a
tented event in a city environment,
a leadership team and project
manager will develop a thorough
installation plan and a meticulous
delivery schedule. Experienced event
professionals recommend a pre-event
meeting with leadership, staff, the
client and the event coordinator.
"The expectations need to be
understood and shared," says Ed Knight,
founder and owner of EventQuip, a
tent and event rental company based
in Montgomeryville, Pa. EventQuip
installs tents in Philadelphia and
other cities in the eastern U.S. "It's
all about a lot communication in
the very early stages. We discuss
timelines to get the job done and a
cushion for things like bad weather."

Once the client and tent company
de ine the event plan, the project or
general manager may coordinate
and conduct initial site planning and
inspection with the ire department
and building inspector. Any special
requirements or potential problems
should be discussed and resolved.
Every city and municipality has
its own set of event requirements
and codes, and events in an urban
environment may end up involving
an array of city departments.
"First of all, you need to make sure
that either the client or I have obtained
all the legitimate permits-the use
permit, permit from the city, permit
from the park and recs department,"
says Big 4 Party Rentals owner Rob
Roberts. Based in Novato, Calif., Big 4
Party Rentals serves the San Francisco



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