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Expert Q&A: The Science of Anchoring Fabric Buildings, Part 2 

In our first blog in this series, we shared with you an introduction to the engineering behind anchoring temporary structures. This anchoring is powerful enough to cover your most critical long- or short-term operations—ensuring structure integrity and stability you can count on.

A major benefit of temporary structures is that they can be installed on virtually any ground surface from asphalt and concrete foundations to gravel or soil. With correctly engineered anchoring, temporary structures can be strong and stable no matter where they stand.

In Part 2 of this series, engineering expert Brian Szkaradnik explains the role your ground surface plays in determining the right anchoring solution for your structure.

Topics: Clearspan Fabric Structure Entertainment and Events Warehouses and Storage Extreme Weather Structures Amenities Project Management

Ensuring Safety at Large Events: The Role of Fabric Buildings

Safety is not an unfamiliar topic in the event industry. Event planners, venues and host cities have improved safety and security measurements and established best practices and technologies to ensure smooth and safe execution. In the wake of recent national and worldwide events, the issue of event safety has become even more complex. Now more than ever, it is crucial for the success of any event that guests feel secure and safe.

Topics: Entertainment and Events Fabric Buildings Event Spaces

Climate-Controlled Events

Imagine, you’re enjoying your favorite band at a renowned outdoor music festival on a hot summer day. Then, the sky suddenly darkens and you hear the rumblings of thunder in the distance.

Topics: Entertainment and Events Custom Structures Extreme Weather Structures

Double Decker Structures: The Complete VIP Experience

At Mahaffey, we always strive to raise the bar when it comes to structure installations, especially special events. One of the ways we’ve done so is by perfecting the double decker. Not only are these structures two stories high, creating more space for your event, but also they are fully engineered membrane structures that can be customized for any project.

Topics: Entertainment and Events Custom Structures Event Spaces

Special Events Industry Desire For A Guide to Fabric Structures

With the affordability and quick turn-around installing temporary fabric structures, the industry is experiencing widespread growth particularly in their use at special events. Because of this, special events industry experts are encouraging uniformity in standards and practices in the use of temporary fabric structures.

Topics: Entertainment and Events Event Spaces

Fabric Structures in the News: Mahaffey feature in In Tents Magazine

Recently, Mahafffey Fabric Structures was featured in In Tents Magazine. The feature article covered the 10th anniversary of the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock Arkansas. The 43,000 sq. ft. clearspan structure Mahffey provided was the largest tent ever used in Arkansas. 

Topics: Entertainment and Events Clearspan Tent Custom Structures

Clearspan Tents for Award Shows: 2015 CMA Awards Recap

2015 is about over, but country fans nationwide are still playing their favorite country hits from this year’s 49th Annual CMA Awards in Nashville, Tennessee. Mahaffey was honored to provide yet again for Country Music’s Biggest Night. Our team of professionals worked with speed and care in preparation for the installation of red carpet tents at this year’s show. The team at the CMA Country Music Association rented 18 clearspan tents and free-standing frame tents in star-worthy white fabric for multiple production applications, like the award show’s main entryway, media photography and interviews, fan meet-and-greets and much more.

Topics: Entertainment and Events Fabric Buildings Clearspan Tent Concert Venue

The "King" of Tent Structures- Festival Season 2015


No one can help kick off a party quite like Mahaffey Fabric Structures can.

This year, as the sole tent provider for a one-of-a-kind, 2015 Music Festival, Mahaffey assisted in making this event a memorable one. This festival included some of the world's most popular entertainers with over 75 bands performing during this three-day long event. 

Mahaffey Fabric Structures partnered with the festival planner to provide a VIP tent that became the ultra cool place to be.  This two leveled clear span tent had the best view in the house and included hot tubs as well as an elevator. 

This double decker tent system is modular by design and can be installed in a variety of configurations, shapes, and sizes. The footprint of the upper level could mirror the lower level or a smaller structure can be constructed on the upper level in order to create an outdoor lounge or balcony area. In addition, modules can be eliminated on the ground floor to create open galleries areas.

Topics: Clearspan Fabric Structure Mahaffey Client Case Studies Entertainment and Events Music Festival Fabric Building