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3 Benefits of Powering Telescopic Seating for Gymnasiums

Your facility's gymnasium likely sees use for far more than gym class. It's the site of games, art and science shows, scholastic competitions,...
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Fixed Seating vs. Telescoping Seating: How to Blend Them Best

In setting out to design any public assembly venue, there are a variety of seating options that could fit the space well. Each has unique benefits...
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Basics of ADA and Accessibility for Auditoriums

Making accessible and ADA-compliant event spaces is a serious responsibility for designers. It allows for everyone who attends events in your...
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Challenges & Solutions for Restoring Historical Theaters

In 1998, Irwin Seating purchased a subsidiary that specialized in restorations. Experienced and dedicated project managers and restorers came with...
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Getting a Perfect Seat for the Esports Action

Esports—or, competitive video gaming—is a vast and growing enterprise, with millions of fans worldwide and billions of revenue dollars up for...
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7 Retractable Seat Types for Gymnasiums

In many schools, the gymnasium is the multifunctional heart of the school, where every type of gathering and event takes place. It is the location...
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Helping Clients Set Expectations for Their Space

Whether it’s a brand new space or an update of a historic one, there's a lot to consider when planning a venue. Managing client expectations and...
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Code Considerations and Fire Safety for Auditoriums

One of the most important commitments an auditorium designer has is ensuring the safety of those who will use the space. According to the NFPA,...
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Safety First: Maintaining Your Telescopic Seating

We can't control when our fans will return in full force, but we can control how we prepare for their arrival. Now more than ever, safety and...
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Components of Safe, Accessible Gym Seating

Welcome back to our ongoing series on Gymnasium Seating.  We'll begin with a brief re-cap of the topics we've explored to-date.  We began with an...
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Performing Arts Centers: Safe Reopen Survey Data Brief

As the country pivots toward reopening, Irwin Seating asked its customers how they planned to approach the return to business.  Topics ranged from...
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Cinemas/Movie Theaters: Safe Reopen Survey Data Brief

As the country pivots toward reopening, Irwin Seating asked its customers how they planned to approach the return to business.  Topics ranged from...
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Safe Reopen Survey Data Brief

As the country pivots toward reopening, Irwin Seating asked its customers how they planned to approach the return to business.  Topics ranged from...
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Gymnasium Building Codes 101- Rules of Accessibility

Codes govern construction practices to ensure that all aspects of building construction are safe and durable. ASCE 7 (2016) has long been the...
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