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The Freelancer's Guide to Corporate Event Design: From Technology Fundamentals to Scenic and Environmental Design by Troy Halsey

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CHAPTER 5

Rigging

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INTRODUCTION TO RIGGING

The process of safely hanging weight overhead is known as rigging. The concept may seem simple, but it is truly a feat of engineering and science. Improper rigging can not only result in the destruction of expensive equipment, but more importantly can seriously injure or kill those below. At no time, regardless of the situation, should rigging be performed by anyone other than trained and professional rigging specialists.

After venue selection, researching rigging capabilities within the meeting space is one of the first steps in event planning. Specifically for general sessions, the location of the stage, ...

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