Day 1, Monday Nov 9
In this session we will introduce the concepts of codes and standards by discussing OSHA and ANSI. We will discuss their place in our industry and when we should reference them. We will explore ANSI standards developed specifically for entertainment. We will then shift and begin a discussion of the basic rigging forces we encounter in entertainment rigging.
Day 2,Monday Nov 16
This class will look at Design Factors and how we apply them to hardware selection and rigging design. We will also discuss how hardware is rated and how that works into our design as well. We will then move on to a look at the typical hardware used in our industry. As part of the discussion we will look at proper use and in-depth details about the hardware.
Day 3, Monday Nov 30
In this session the focus will be on steel cable and rope used in the entertainment world. We will start with looking at cable and the types of cables and terminations we use every day. We will then look at the various types of ropes we have access to in our work. How do you select what kind of rope to use? How much does the construction or the material affect your choice? We will also discuss the inspection concepts for both cable and rope. During this class, real examples of terminations and cable and rope samples will be shown.
Day 4, Monday Dec 7
In this class we will take our first try at putting all of the concepts together. What information do we use to select the proper Design Factor for our design? What standards might we use? We will discuss methods of calculating our systems with common concepts that allow us to begin to account for dynamic forces in our rigging. This class will give attendees a good opportunity to practice their calculator skills!