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where they needed to be located so as not
to clog up valuable surface space.
" The client didn't want to see the
ballast, so they were all placed under the
loors to hide them, " Hutchins says.
In addition, part of the plaza has subway
tunnels that run underneath, so there
were weight limits in speciic areas where
forklifts or heavy equipment couldn't
travel. That made the order and method
of how products were placed, transported
and erected unique.
" There also was no storage for any of
our shipping bins, racks or other transport
products, so all of those items needed
to be shipped off-site after the build, but
before the event took place, " Hutchins
says. " The lack of storage on-site didn't
become an issue until the build was
happening, so planning to remove all of
those items became a major issue. The
client had assured us there would be
room, but at the last minute they wanted
that valuable real estate for event space.
Moving all of that equipment around
the site as the build happened deinitely
made for dificult congestion issues. The
equipment was prepped in the middle of
the site and removed between 8 p.m. and
1 a.m. the night before our last build day. "
While the team had nine days to lay
out, deliver and install everything, it only
had ive days to remove everything.
" During the build, we only had ive
days without other vendors on-site, so
the space became extremely congested
when you throw in lighting, AV, party
rentals, decor, container deliveries,
performance stages, etc., " Hutchins says.
" It all comes down to sequence, timing
and inite planning. There were deinitely
blips, but overall it happened on time. "
The result: The downtown Boston
event was a success, as there was a
record turnout. " We deinitely learned
a lot about working in downtown
Boston, as most of our work is on
private property, so this was a new
challenge, but one we overcame. In
the future, for a project of this size and
site challenges, instead of having the
entire team work on the entire project,
I'd split the group into two teams and
treat the project as two separate jobs, "
Hutchins says. " I think it would scale
things back for the crew and help focus
their to-do lists more eficiently. "
Maura Keller is a freelance writer
based in Plymouth, Minn.
" IT ALL COMES
DOWN TO
SEQUENCE,
TIMING AND FINITE
PLANNING. "
JOHN HUTCHINS, LEAVITT & PARRIS
For this state-of-the-art
conference, Leavitt & Parris
provided numerous tent
structures to house exhibits,
speakers, lounges, art
exhibits and a party space-
all within the confi nes of
City Hall Plaza in downtown
Boston, Mass.
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