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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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Configure your gymnasium seating - maximizing space and the audience experience

Now that you’re familiar with how your gymnasium space will be utilized and your seating capacity, you should begin thinking about configuration....
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The New Normal - Preparing Your Facility and  Guests for a Safe Return

Events and gatherings are on pause while the world recovers, but monitoring and maintaining your facility still continues. Here are some important...
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Beginning your Arena Design - Basic seating Layout terms

An arena reflects the spirit and strength of a college or city.  It can anchor your community and provide a year-round revenue stream from sports,...
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Gymnasium Seating Layout - Understanding Commonly-Used Terms

Whether you’re renovating a school gymnasium or starting a new build from scratch, you'll face many challenges while planning a space that is a...
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