Air Walls in Multipurpose Rooms

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Air Walls in Multipurpose Rooms

Posted by Michal Jankowski on Mar 25, 2019 12:51 pm

Looking for feedback on air walls in multipurpose rooms. Do you charge groups for closing/opening air walls during their event when they have the entire (all sections) room reserved? Do you allow this? 
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Re: Air Walls in Multipurpose Rooms

Posted by Kyle Fayan on Mar 27, 2019 2:41 pm

At Lamar University, we do not allow this during an event, but it can be done during a break in their program and has to be at a predetermined time. Our Recruitment office has been the only ones to request this - although in that case we had 250+ guests watch us do it. We charge for the full space for the full duration of their program, even though they are only using the full space half of the time.

Re: Air Walls in Multipurpose Rooms

Posted by Lina Balcom on Mar 29, 2019 10:22 am

We do allow for the air wall to be opened/closed during an event if the client has the entire space reserved.  It actually happens fairly frequently.  We charge for all labor to set-up, breakdown and support and event, so we will add the staffing time for the change to the labor cost for their event.  It can take 2-3 people 10 minutes to move the wall in our larger ballroom so it's typically an additional 30-ish minutes of labor.  

Lina Balcom
University of Vermont


 

Re: Air Walls in Multipurpose Rooms

Posted by Ken Beck on Apr 5, 2019 2:25 pm

When I worked at Rochester Institute of Technology we did not charge for opening or closing air walls. We had two in the building, one that split a conference room in half and one that split a large event space in half. The hosting organization just needed to go to our information desk to ask the attendant to come open/close the wall. The small conference room did not require a lot of work to open/close but the larger event space required two keys and took a little longer. I don't know how frequently it happened.