In this, yet another jam-packed issue of ScaffMag The Scaffolding Magazine we look to focus on an often-unsung area of our industry, the events sector. For most people, this sector means audio and lighting rigs, props, effects, portaloos and security fencing. However larger structures, staging and seating calls for highly skilled specialist firms to install. To gain an insight into the world of scaffold-based event structures we spoke to one of the UK’s largest providers, Acorn Event Structures. With 20 years experience in erecting structures at major festivals such as Creamfields, Boomtown and Carfest the Leeds-based firm consistently delivers premium solutions to world-class events.
However, the events sector is not just all about festivals and popular events like the above suggests. Now the highflying art-world is tapping into the versatility of traditional and modular scaffolding methods to create major art installations at some of the worlds biggest art exhibitions. To find out more we held a Q&A with Matt Bowler, the Managing Director of Vantage Event Structures who has collaborated with some top artists on numerous scaffolding art projects.
Also in this issue
It’s been a busy few months for us at ScaffMag, we have clocked up some extra air miles over the last quarter after visiting Vilnius in Lithuania to witness a country on a journey to promote a professional scaffolding trade with the first International Scaffolding Championships. In Munich, Germany we also joined the other 620,000 attendees at this years Bauma the worlds largest construction trade fair to find out what’s going to be hot in the industry in the coming years.
Closer to home in our Spotlight feature we find out British is best with Brent Scaffold Boards. While Sarah Wilson shares her interesting opinion on the sustainability in scaffolding, an essential read.
Plus much more..