DarkLight can supply two arena construction options
1. We supply a Construction Supervisor (CS) who is on site for the whole construction process. You supply all labour, materials and tools according to the CS's recommendations. The job of the CS is to work closely with your foreman in planning and organising the construction. With our construction experience our CS can consult on every element of the process in order to make it speedy and cost efficient, and ensure that quality control is maintained. Whilst the primary function of our CS is to consult and supervise they are also practical and have hands on skills which enables them to work with your carpenters and electricians where necessary. It is important to recognise, however, that the DarkLight CS is not responsible for managing your construction crew directly; since they are not employees of DarkLight: Therefore, giving direct instructions remains the job of the contractors' foreman. This is generally the cheapest way of constructing your arena assuming your labourers are well managed.
2. We can supply the whole arena and all the construction crew so that your only concern is making sure the shell is ready for when we are scheduled to install. This option is available in the USA and UK only at this time.
Single Level - Constructing a single level is really quite simple and can be done very cost effectively and speedily. The strength in DarkLight's single level arena designs is our EMAC (Easily Movable Arena Construction). Using standard sizes of common wood and designed to require as few cuts as possible, local carpentry shops can quickly and cheaply pre-cut the EMAC components, from drawings supplied by DarkLight, which can be quickly assembled on site. There are many shapes and sizes of EMAC and they can be used to create mazes involving any angle and almost any single level room effect. Although, in some cases, fastened to each other, they are freestanding and can be lifted by two persons so they count as one of the three F's (furniture, fixtures and fittings) as far as many building regulators are concerned.
Multi level - The Hexarena is a uniquely simple and flexible multilevel modular arena construction system. Using a combination of towers, bridges and ramps of standard shapes and sizes which can interconnect in any configuration, the Hexarena can be made to fit into any shaped spaces of varying heights. This is a proven construction system which has passed building, health and safety, and fire criteria in the UK, Europe, the Middle East, the USA and Canada.
Darklight Hexarenas can all be made locally to drawings DarkLight supplies and constructed by local contractors.
All DarkLight arenas are wood based constructions using common local sheet and softwood sizes.
4,700 sq' Hexarena construction at Blazer Laser Tag, Austin, Texas, U.S.A.
Structural features at Illusionz, Seattle, WA, U.S.A.
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