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Anne Chapman

Anne Chapman is a member of the Irwin Seating marketing team. She has a deep understanding of upholstery fabric trends, performance standards and durability. She is also passionate about sustainability and event experiences.

Recent Posts

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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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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Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Fixed Seating Products

CDC and EPA Guidelines The cleaning guidelines for all Irwin products align with the guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...
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