Big House Events
Event Stage Foundations
Strong, temporary event foundations
A short programme of works was required, with rapid installation and minimal disruption to business operations, and being mindful of the zoo's animals so as not to cause any distress.
The location for the event stage was to be a children's playpark that would be closed throughout the works and event, and this would need to be returned to its former state once the event was complete.
Site Survey & Load Testing
The stage was to feature a solid 30m wide by 6.2m tall plywood wall, which would be affected by horizontal winds, which needed to be factored into the project.
A pre-installation site survey and ground tests were completed to check tensile load-bearing capacities to select the correct ground screws that would provide the required 14.7kN axial and 6kN lateral unfactored loads specified by project engineers.
Ground Screw Installation
Our RDX PRO 76x1550mm Ground Screws were deployed to provide the robust and level foundation that would support the freestanding wall, mounted with bespoke brackets and adapter plates specifically manufactured to anchor the stage frame securely to each ground screw.
Installation was completed swiftly on the morning of 9th November 2020, ready for Big House Events to install the event staging without delay.
Ground Screw Removal
On reaching the end of the seasonal event, the stage was disassembled by Big House Events and we promptly removed the foundations on 7th January 2021, returning the ground and children's playpark back to its former condition.