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the ballasting tool at the "Resources"
drop-down menu at the TRD website,
www.ifai.com/tent.

Document your plan
Using the structural information provided
by your tent manufacturer and one of the
above tools, develop your anchoring plan.
Provide the permitting of icial with clear
information about your anchoring plan
and the location of the anchors around the
tent. Drawings, diagrams and dimensions
are critical here. Most importantly, explain
how you came up with your plan and tie it
to one of the TRD studies.

Be prepared to back it up
In some situations, a permitting of icial
may require you to perform a third-party
test of your anchoring system plan. This

may require a testing company to visit
the jobsite with you prior to the event
to mechanically pull on the anchoring
system in the direction of resistance
to document the results. Some tent
rental companies own a device called
a dynamometer, which they use to
test anchoring loads on their own. In
some situations, the permitting of icial
may also want a structural engineer
to review the results and plan for
anchorage and to certify the plan with
their stamp. Before a permitting of icial
asks you for this backup, you'll want
to make sure you have your contacts
established and know who you'll need
to call.

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By Alex Kouzmanoff, CERP, vice president,
Aztec Tents, Torrance, Calif.

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