When it comes to organizing an event, particularly when it’s an experiential one, attendees will arrive with high expectations.
While guests are looking for inventive entryways, decor, booths, and more, brands and venues are expecting soundly built structures. To guarantee your next event runs smoothly, we’re sharing our tips when it comes to hiring a structural engineer.
Why It’s Important to Hire a Skillful Structural Engineer (Other Than The Obvious)
Especially when physical installations are an essential part of the experience, it may seem obvious to hire a structural engineer. These technical specialists build and install nearly every core element of the event. From stages to walkways, booths, and breakout rooms, it’s important to ensure that attendees and staff are safe while onsite.
Employing certified and dependable structural engineers will give you the confidence you need come time for the event. Our team of union certified journeymen have years of experience and are experts in their field. And through close collaboration with our team of designers and planners, our structural engineers consistently produce flawless event installations.
How To Hire the Best Structural Engineer for Your Event
When deciding on the best structural engineer for your next event, there are a few things you should take into account.
1. Size of the Venue
Onsite structural engineers can be as small as a single individual or be made up of larger teams. So when you’re working in smaller spaces, you may not need the manpower that comes with larger groups. But if your event is taking place throughout a hotel conference room or convention center, you’ll want to be prepared.
2. Expertise Required
Always opt for structural engineers who have years of focused training and expertise. It’s never a good idea to cut corners during the hiring process, as it can lead to safety hazards and potentially dangerous conditions later on. Each of our structural engineers offers years of training as well as the reliability and determination that trade union laborers bring.
3. Industry Knowledge
Make sure to ask if there is a team of experts working with them. In some cases, structural engineers will be able to refer you to other specialists in their industry. From the design process to the installation and maintenance, it’s important to understand the intricacies of each element of the installation. It’s best to review examples of past projects in order to evaluate fit and finish, as well as scope of work and expertise.
How to Bring Experiential Installations to Life with Creative Structural Engineering
Especially for experiential activations, the structural aspects of the event play a large role. That’s why our team of laborers works closely with each client’s design agency or event coordinator to ensure the final product is on-brand and meets (or exceeds) expectations.
Outside-the-box ideas and elements are no match for a skilled installer. And through partnering with other industry professionals, designers, and event agencies, the possibilities are limitless.