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The Barclays - 2011
Edison, NJ 2011
The kick off to the FedEx Cup PGA TOUR Playoffs took place at Plainfield Country Club in Edison, New Jersey, August 25-28, 2011. The Barclays showcases the world’s best golfers in an attempt to gain points to win the FedEx Cup.
Proteus On-Demand Facilities provided the upscale hospitality suite on the drivable (par 4) 18th hole. The VIP Hospitality Suite was a 30m x 55m (17,760 sq ft) Delta Vista temporary structure with climate controlled hospitality space as well as open air canopy seating. The façade featured horizontal panoramic glass panels which allowed VIP guests to follow the excitement on the final hole. The structure was topped off with a visually appealing, technologically advanced, tensioned roof system that is engineered to minimize wind disturbance.
Patrons relaxed, enjoyed food and beverages, socialized and conducted meetings all while watching the tee-to-green action on the 18th hole through the unparalleled panoramic glass front. Flat screens throughout the pavilion provided live action from the rest of the course. Clients were also able to watch the excitement from the padded grandstand seating under the open air canopy.
Since the site on which the hospitality pavilion was to be built was not level, 30 feet of scaffolding was required to make a level base for the raised cassette floor system. The pavilion was also placed atop the scaffolding to give the massive structure height to view the beautiful course. Cranes were used to raise the tensioned Delta roof system on top of the 20 foot side walls.
The build not only included space for the VIP hospitality pavilion, but also separate structures for the Golf Academy (Alu Hall), Golf Channel (Delta), registration tent (Alu Hall), kitchen holding (Alu Hall), Executive office (Alu Hall), and kitchen preparation tent (Alu Hall). All structures were equipped with raised plate floor system, HVAC, opaque roofs, and rigid or glass panel walls. Low bay lights, glass doors with push bar egress, cassette floor system, carpet floor covering, and a HVAC system were also incorporated into select temporary structures. Top of the line, interior liner was imported from Europe, sewn to custom fit, and manually installed in the registration tent for a crisp, modern look.
New Jersey felt the effects of two natural disasters within the time period of the build and dismantle of these temporary structures; a 5.8 Earthquake in Virginia and a Category 1 Hurricane off the East Coast. Due to the inclement weather from Hurricane Irene, the tournament was shortened to 54 holes. The Proteus structures withstood the aftershocks of the Virginia Earthquake as well as the intense wind and heavy rain of the Category 1 tropical storm.
Golf enthusiasts sought shelter from the rain in hospitality structures that sat like a “city in the sky” on top of 30 feet of scaffolding. Both T&B, the contracted scaffolding company, and Proteus laborers took no short-cuts and stood on-call around the clock to ensure the sturdiness of the scaffold raised structures and also to ensure the safety of guests utilizing the hospitality space.
The Proteus foremen and labor workers constructed the structures in just 13 days and dismantled it in only 9 days.