Eventstar Structures Medley, FL

Project Details

Fabric 1

Producer: Serge Ferrari North America Inc.
Supplier: Serge Ferrari North America Inc.

Fabric 2

Producer: Naizil Coated Fabrics Inc.
Supplier: Naizil Coated Fabrics Inc.

Engineer Company 1
RC Group

Design Company
Eventstar Structures, Corp

Architect Company
Eventstar Structures, Corp

Fabrication Company
Eventstar Structures, Corp

Project Manager Company
Eventstar Structures, Corp

Installation Company
Eventstar Structures, Corp

Please describe the project specifications

Almost 60,000 sq ft of structures were erected to create an event space to house the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association Conference in Cozumel, Mexico.

What was the purpose of this project? What did the client request?

The client requested a functional and aesthetically appealing event space to house the majority of the activities for the FCCA Conference. This included designing and erecting a 30,000 sq ft structure for the tradeshow area and over 27,000 sq ft of meeting and conference space.

Being on the small island of Cozumel, sourcing locally was not a viable option for the client. They needed to find a company that could handle the logistics and nuances of working in such a location. A major project requirement, was to provide an emergency response plan that would be put in place in case of a Hurricane. As always, the client required that we provide cost-effective solutions and a rapid response team that could respond to any issues that may arise throughout the duration of the project.

What is unique or complex about the project?

The primary complexities of this project were found during the install and logistics planning phases of this project. Because of the limited footprint available for erection of the structures at Andreas Quintana Roo Park, some on-the-fly fabrication had to be done to complete installation. To achieve the necessary footprint, a custom “bumpout” section was manufactured to maneuver around on-site impediments. Drawings and Engineering had to be verified prior to these changes being made, and this proved to be a challenge working a significant distance away from our Miami headquarters. Ultimately, we were able to complete the install on time and on budget.

Logistics also proved challenging as we had some equipment allocated to other projects immediately before and after this event. We had to ensure that all cylinders were firing to make sure that we did not fall behind schedule with the load in, or delay other projects due to any issues that may crop up during strike.

Integrated meeting rooms were installed with insulated wall panels to minimize sound between rooms. Tensioned Taipei Silk ceiling liner treatment was utilized to maximize a permanent building aesthetic. This was seamlessly integrated into the tent structure to help minimize unnecessary columns or other framing members.

What were the results of the project?

The project was completed successfully with a very satisfied customer, and we ultimately secured an agreement to provide structures for both future events throughout the Caribbean, and future industry conferences worldwide.

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