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Shantou University, China

Sectors: Structural Engineering / Material Handling
Applications: Attaching rigging systems to the ceiling

Summary:

Star Events, a specialist in temporary structures for entertainment venues, specified Lindapter’s lifting points to attach its huge mothergrids to the arena ceiling at Shantou University in China.
 
The brief required a secure connection to quickly attach the large steel frame back to the roofing structure in order to suspend AV equipment for various concerts and exhibitions. The connection needed to be easy to install and dismantle while ensuring no damage to the roof beams and the rigging system.

Various options were evaluated before it was decided that Lindapter’s lifting points were the best solution for securing the large trusses to the roof beams. Star Events contacted the Lindapter technical team for advice and took advantage of their free connection design service. They promptly received a modified design of the Type ALP, with a larger location plate to accommodate the wide beam widths. Like other Type ALPs, the location plate had slotted holes so that the product could be used on various beam sizes throughout the project.

The configuration also consisted of an adjustable load ring, and Type AAF clamps which self-adjust to suit a range of flange thicknesses. The on-site adjustability allowed for a fast and convenient installation process, helping the contractor to finish the project on time and on budget.

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