Exhibitors occupying a space only site should submit their plans no later than 2nd July 2019.
All plans must detail sizes, stand dimensions including the height and overall construction etc, for a “stand design check” by the organisers. All space only stands must complete a risk assessment form for either complex or simple design and contain material certification.
If any plans are received after this date we the organisers reserve the right to change the space to a shell scheme stand construction, which will result in additional cost to you the exhibitor.
MAXIMUM BUILD VARIES IN EACH HALL
Hall 1 – 6 Metres – there is a balcony on the perimeter of the hall, reduced height 3.5m
Hall 2 – 6 Metres
Hall 3 – 4 Metres
Hall 4 – 5 Metres – any stand with a pillar in has a maximum build height of 4.5m’s.
Marquee – 3 Metres
Download the Space Only Complex Safety File including Risk Assessments. Please refer to the Risk Assessment section for Space Only’s to clarify what information is required in these documents.
CDownload the Space Only Simple Safety File including a simple Risk Assessment.
NB: Simple construction would be modular and under 3.49m’s in height and can be constructed within approximately 1 day.
Complex structure can be any height but would take more than 1 day to construct. It would also be dependent on the design of the stand/material used and structural stability.
For any questions to clarify the type of stand in which you will construct please contact the ECOC Operations Team
Complex Stands include any of the below:
- Suspended items e.g lighting rigs
- Sound/lighting Towers
- Platforms over 0.6m in height and are for public use
Once us the organisers have approved the stand design we will send an email as acknowledgement. All stands with ceilings and or above 3.49m’s will be will need to supply technical specifications.
Approval by the organisers does not constitute anything other than confirmation of acceptance of overall design. Responsibility for construction, adherence to fire regulations, materials, etc, lies with the exhibitor and/or their contractors.
Space only stands are not permitted to attach any material to the shell scheme. Exhibitors taking space only sites backing on to, surrounded by or adjoining shell scheme sites should not assume that panels facing their stand will be finished panels (ie covered with material) to these sites. Please ensure that any panels overlooking other exhibitors must be finished off in a plain design and must not contain advertising. Space only exhibitors booking stands between shell scheme must deduct 30mm from overall measurements to fit within the allotted space (eg a 3m x 2m space only site would in fact have floor dimensions of 2970mm x 1970mm).
FAILURE TO NOTE THIS WILL MEAN THAT STANDS WILL NOT FIT IN THE ALLOTTED SITE. ORGANISERS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO AMEND SPECIFICATIONS WITHOUT NOTICE.
Stand Design & Walling
Where these design guidelines have not been followed stand build approval will not be issued.
- Low walling is permitted to any open side of a stand to a maximum height of 1.2m. However, access to the stand on at least one side must be a minimum of 3m wide or 50% of the length of the wall if this is smaller (i.e the stand side is less than 6m in length). All stands must also meet with all relevant health & safety access/egress regulations.
- Only 40% of any open side is permitted to be `full walling`– i.e if a stand is 12m wide a maximum of 4.8m of full walling will be permitted.
- Any build above the height of 1.2m is considered `full walling` and this includes trilite, flagnet, materials, voiles, screens, graphics, showcases, louvred materials, etc.
- Fascia over open areas not more than 0.5m deep and not sited more 4m high (to the top of the fascia) and not less than 2.5m high (to the bottom of the fascia)
Please also remember:
- The back of the stand should look as good as the front
- Any damage caused to the venue structures will be charged to the offending Exhibitor
- No logos or branding must be placed over a neighbouring stand
SPACE ONLY STAND PLANS
Stand plans have to be submitted to us the Organisers no later than the 2nd July 19. Stands must provide the following documentation:
- Risk Assessment – as supplied in the Space Only File
- Method Statement – as supplied in the Space Only File
- Fire Retardancy Certificates for all materials, fabrics and linings – these must be dated within the last 5 years and in English as per the requirements of Dublin Fire Brigade
- Drawings and layout if applicable (large scale, 18sqm + above 3.49m’s)
- Structural Elements will require structural drawings and calculations
Basic Pop up Booths / Graphic Walls
Please note it is your responsibility to order walling to separate yourselves from the neighbouring/adjoining stands (sides & back). We expect you to make the stand look presentable and have a back wall. We the organisers will not provide this walling. The cost is with you the exhibitor. This is a mandatory regulation.
If an enclosed room or walling exceeds the 40% of the total stand square meterage, this will be viewed as a meeting room. We the organisers will relocate the stand area to another part of the hall. If you need further information regarding the relocation – please contact the Sales Manager Glenn Dixon
If you do not declare the enclosed area and submit the plans, the Operations Team will contact you directly.
The stands may be constructed with the exhibitors own materials. Stand owners must ensure a neutral and clean design for the reverse of their stand walls over 2.50m in height. These must be in white, grey or beige so that their stand neighbours interests are not interfered with.
Stand walls bordering visitor aisles must include glass panels, alcoves and displays etc. in order to provide an open and friendly atmosphere in the exhibition stand at the event. No more than 40% of the stand facing any one aisle may be of the closed construction unless stated to the contrary in the conditions of participation. When constructing stands, care must be taken to ensure access is barrier free.
Access from Stands
Entrances/exits must be a minimum of 2.5m high and emergency exits must be at least 1.5m wide
Exits with doors opening directly onto a gangway must either open inwards or be recessed into the stand and must contain a vision panel or window.
No floor shall be constructed having a slope in excess of 1 in 12
Items of Special Risk
Please ensure that the Organiser is aware if you will be having any of the following items on your stand:
- Dangerous & obnoxious substances including flammable oils, liquids & gases, compressed gases/ acetylene/LPG, also hot surfaces & naked flames
- Working machinery & apparatus
- Motor vehicles in the halls during open period
- Audio visual displays & films
- Activities on water, also water & water equipment of any kind – including water features
- Radioactive substances
- Closely seated audience
Hot Work is not permitted within the Exhibition & Congress Centre not even during the build up or breakdown of the event without authorisation from the venue. There will be a decision made by the venue official once the application has been made to see if the work is feasible. Any hot work must be carried out by persons who hold a Hot Work Licence. Please contact us the Organisers to apply for this authorisation
Space-only stand adjoining another space-only stand
Exhibitors on part-island sites must provide a partition wall between themselves and their neighbours. The Organisers will not provide walling between adjoining space-only sites. On back-to-back space only sites, neighbouring exhibitors may liaise with each other to ensure that at least one of them is building a wall and/or to arrange to share the cost, etc. Where Exhibitors are building individual walls, they must ensure that the back of any wall adjoining another stand is finished down to 2.5m high to a standard acceptable to the Organisers, in a neutral colour and without graphics. The organisers have the right to correct this on site and charge the exhibitor.
Please note stand approval does not mean that adjoining stand plans have been checked for compatibility.
Space-only stand adjoining a shell scheme stand
Where a space-only stand adjoins a shell scheme stand, the reverse side of the shell scheme wall may not be of display quality. The wall must not be used to hang graphics or exhibits. Any adjoining walls that are built above the height of the shell scheme (2.5m) must be finished down to this height to a standard acceptable to the Organisers, in a neutral colour and without graphics.
Meeting Rooms, Storage Cupboards & Closed Rooms
All meeting and storage rooms must have a visual panel/porthole within the door. This is a mandatory fire regulation for ECOC.
Carpet (own) & Carpet Removal – Mandatory for Space Only Stands
Carpets and other floor coverings must be laid with due regard to safety and may not protrude beyond the stand area. Only adhesive tape (e.g. PE or PP) may be used to fix such coverings and, when removed must leave no residues. Substances such as oil, grease, paint and similar materials must be removed from the hall floors immediately. Neither paint nor adhesives may be used on the hall floors. It is not permitted to anchor stand buildings to the floor of the halls. Any exhibitors wishing to dispose of their carpet must organise this through the venue.
Balloons & Flying Objects
Balloons are forbidden in The RDS. This is due to the building structure and the alarm system.
Only laminated safety glass suitable for the relevant purpose may be used. Edges of panes of glass must be machined or protected in order to exclude any risk of injury. Tempered plate glass components must be marked at eye level. Any other appropriate versions may be permitted upon application, once the required specifications shall be submitted.
Advertising Material/Presentations & Noise
Lettering referring to the stand or exhibits, company or brand logos must not exceed the prescribed construction height. They should contribute towards a harmonious overall impression. Presentations, optical, slowly moving or acoustic forms of advertising are permitted, as is the reproduction of music, provided that they do not cause annoyance to adjoining stands, to congest in the aisles, or drown out announcements by the fair authorities in the halls. The volume must not exceed 80 dB (A) at the boundaries of the stand, loudspeakers must be mounted facing into the stand. Wireless Microphones may not be used without permission – please contact the Operations Team. Exhibitors are only permitted to distribute printed matter and to conduct advertising on their own stand
Interference with the permanent building structure
No parts of the hall or technical installations may be damaged, contaminated or altered in any other way (e.g. through drilling or the insertion of screws or nails) they may not be painted or papered, nor may anything be pasted onto them. No parts of the hall or technical installations may be allowed to support stand fittings or exhibits. However, provided that no damage is caused to them, the columns/supports in the halls may be enclosed within the rented area, up to permitted construction height.
Exhibiting Motor Vehicles within the halls
Each request is based on a case by case situation and approval is required from us the Organisers. It is forbidden to exhibit machinery and vehicles with fuel in the tank. Please contact us the Organisers for more information and approval.
ALL ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS – INCLUDING “MAIN ONLY’S” MUST BE INSTALLED BY OUR OFFICIAL ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR BILL MOULE & SONS LTD
There is no Electrical order form for Space Only Stands. For main only connections or electrical requirements to exhibition space only stands please contact Bill Moule & Sons Ltd for a quote:Info@billmoule.co.uk
Power cannot be guaranteed until the 22nd September 2019, this is turned on at the venues discretion, power for the build-up is available upon request subject to cost.
Illuminated Display Cases
If you are ordering a display cabinet which is illuminated, you will be required to order an electrical connection to each case. Order illuminating display case.
Electrical Supplies to Main Halls
The electrical voltage is 230v single phase and 400v three phase.
Please be aware an electrical distribution board will be installed on your stand. Incoming mains cables will come from overhead.
Electrical Supplies to Temporary Construction/Marquee
The electrical voltage is 230v single phase and 400v three phase. Please be aware an electrical distribution board will be installed on your stand. Please contact us to confirm if the incoming main cable comes from the floor duct or from overhead stating your stand number, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
All electrical installations must conform to current NICEIC Electrical Regulations
Continuous power 24hour
24 hour supplies are available, please email Info@billmoule.co.uk for a quotation.
If you require power during breakdown to decommission any machines please contact Bill Moule & Sons Ltd before the show.
Please note the electricity will be switched on and off 30 minutes before and after the exhibition is open and closed.
Electrical Tripping Problems
Sometimes we encounter electrical tripping problems before the show open time which is caused by exhibitors having too many electrical items on one circuit. This causes issues for other exhibitors within the block.
To prevent this from happening we advise you to:
- Switch on your machinery one by one leaving a 10 second gap in between.
- Order the correct amount of power for your stand, if necessary consult Bill Moule & Sons about the equipment you are bringing.
- Any stand that has not ordered the correct and adequate power for their equipment, we the organisers reserve the right to increase the power at the exhibiting companies cost.
Waste Disposal & Waste Management
All stand builders/exhibitors are expected to dispose of their own waste including carpet or large bulk waste and manage this themselves onsite by ordering the service or taking the waste back into your vehicles. Large Waste Carts can be ordered via the on-line shop. Any waste left on the stand area after the event will be charged. For any questions please contact us the Operations Team.
Stand Cleaning/Aisle Cleaning
Final cleaning of the exhibition area aisles and shell scheme stands will take place prior to opening. The aisles must be cleared by 1400hrs, stand construction can commence up until 2000hrs on the 22nd September but only within your allocated stand area.
Space Only companies do not have daily cleaning included so if you do require daily stand cleaning please CLICK HERE.
Any damage caused by the exhibitor or his/her agent in the exhibition grounds, its buildings or facilities, as well as rubbish left behind will be removed at the end of the event by Fiera Roma at the expense of the exhibiting company. All damage and remaining rubbish must be reported to Organisers.
Recommended Stand Builders for Space Only Site
If you require assistance with your design and building of your space only stand, our recommended contractors are:
Mulini Exhibition Displays & Services UK
Mulini & ECOC Partnership has regularly supplied over 60 clients with turnkey solutions since 2011. Mulini provide a range of space only options with graphics promoting your brand. Every stand option you choose can accommodate a unique graphic backdrop.Your graphics cover the entire booth and are safely housed with the aluminium frames or on other kind of displays and hardware.
All booth variations are available for hire for the duration of the exhibition or to be purchased by the exhibitor for future use.
Mulini also provides a comprehensive range of accessories for rental such as:
- LED flat screen TV
- Counters and furniture
- Branded storage and conference rooms
- Raised floor including carpet (choice of colour available)
- As your stress free exhibition partner we always cover the extra mile by supplying you with free stand designs services
- By managing your stand with the venue
- Checking your artwork
- Manufacturing the hardware
- Printing your graphics
- Pre building your stand in our warehouse before the exhibition
- Taking care of all the logistics
- Installing & dismantling your stand globally
- Storing in our warehouse or shipping back to your address
- All services are covered within our Turnkey solution
For further information, telephone Mathy on +44 (0) 1406 371 319 or email them at: email@example.com
Triple E Events B.V. Netherlands
Triple-E Events B.V specialises in designing and building stands all over Europe. At ECOC we can, as a preferred supplier, help you with your presence. We make things easy for you because we also complete all documentation and can prepay for services if needed.
We will be happy to make a new design and/or quote for an existing stand design, all free of charge.
T: +44 (0) 1869 819575
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