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An aerial viewpoint highlights the
complexities of this installation for an
elaborate wedding held in 2016 at a private
residence. The house was built on a hill,
with much of the site sloped. In order to
accommodate the 40-by-75-foot ceremony
tent, Fiesta Tents Ltd., which designed the
structures and layout and conducted the
installation, built a floating platform over the
abutting lake. Photo courtesy of Total Events
& Entertainment, producers of the event.

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A sample evaluation checklist includes:
* Site access. Customers often don't
consider the distance to transport
product, narrow passageways, size of
the equipment being hauled in, and
overall scope of the work.
* Potential wind exposure and weather
conditions for the time of year.
* Ground conditions, levelness,
stability, drainage and type
(grass, blacktop, concrete, etc.).
* Obstructions at ground level, overhead
and below ground. Power lines are
a particular concern. "They may not
be as obvious when they're very high
in the air, but they can be a serious
risk when you consider tents that
have very tall poles that are made of
aluminum," Belliveau says. "Even if the
poles are many feet away from hitting
the wires, they still may be in the path
of a voltage arc, which can be deadly."
* Proximity to other tents or structures,
or the need to connect to these.
* Local ϐire and building codes.
* Site size as it relates to the customer's
needs and desires.
* The need for other equipment to
ensure a safe and efϐicient event.

Kouzmanoff also suggests using the
checklist available in the Procedural
Handbook, published by IFAI's Tent
Rental Division.
"Look up, look down, look all around,"
advises Joe Langehaug, regional sales
manager for Losberger De Boer, in
Frederick, Md. "There's a lot to be
considered when doing a site evaluation.
Is the site exposure class 1, 2, 3 or 4? A
risky exposure condition could require
the use of a larger-than-normal tent
framing system if there is an escarpment
effect present [probable wind uplifts] or
some other weather-related reason to use
a more weather-resistant tent system."
Higher-risk sites, such as those with
poor soil conditions or rooftop installs,
may also require heavier framing
systems or anchoring different from
what would normally be used, he
continues. Also conϐirm if electric power
is available on-site or if a generator will
be needed. What about site leveling?
If this is required, Langehaug suggests
scaffold staging, baseplate shimming
or using different height side legs
to address grade changes under the
covered areas at the tent site.

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