The Triangular Grid System

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This session is a comprehensive overview covering the good the bad and the ugly of using the Triangular Grid System as a design tool for Haunted Attractions. Save space and add structural integrity to you Haunt with this innovative and provocative panel and grid system.

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The Triangular Grid System

  1. 1. By Leonard PickelHauntrepreneurs® Themed Design and Consulting www.hauntrepreneurs.com
  2. 2. History Of The Triangular Grid Field Theory
  3. 3. History Of The Triangular Grid NEW INNOVATION  The 4’x8’ Panel  Halloween 1980
  4. 4. History Of The Triangular Grid Square Maze Grid 4’ 4’
  5. 5. History Of The Triangular Grid Triangles vs. Squares First Haunted Uses March Of Dimes Haunted House –1985 Dallas, TX
  6. 6. What Is The Triangular Grid System  Triangular Grid 4’ X 4’ X 4’ Plan 4’ 3’-6” 4’
  7. 7. What Is The Triangular Grid System  Mirror Maze
  8. 8. What Is The Triangular Grid System  Panel Thickness  Carpet  1 X Bracing
  9. 9. Panel Construction 2 Sided Panels 1 Sided Panels Doorway Panels Window Panels Emergency Doors
  10. 10. The Grid Height Of A 4’ Equilateral Triangle Not A Perfect World 4’ 3’-5 9/16 4’
  11. 11. Laying Out The Grid  Chalk-Lines, Tape Measures, And Masking Tape  4’ Wide Perimeter 4’ 4’ 4’ Egress Corridor 3’-6” 3’-6”  Horizontal Lines 3’-6” 4’ Are 3’-6” Apart 3’-6” 3’-6” 2’ 4’ 4’  First Coursing Line Is 2’ Then 4’  Second Coursing Line is 4’ All The way
  12. 12. Installation  Simpson Strong-Tie ‘A-21’ Bracket  Flattened for Straight Connections  Spread To 120 Degrees For Everything Else
  13. 13. Installation  Panel Connections  2 Brackets Per Connection  One Above Shoulder Level  One at Ankle Height  1 Addition on Straight Connections
  14. 14. Installation  Order Of Installation 1. Carpet 2. Mark The Grid 3. Tape The Floor Plan 4. Set The Large Props 5. Bracket The Panels 6. Hinge Access Doors 7. Brace The Panels 8. Set The Lights 9. Run Electrical
  15. 15. Code Compliance Perimeter Egress Corridor Minimum Corridor Width ADA Accessibility Wood Construction
  16. 16. The Floor Plan Design  Entrance And Exit  Combined Actor Backstage Areas  Emergency Exit Doors
  17. 17. Room Shapes Equilateral Hexagonal Elongated Hexagonal Superman Shield Hallway/Rhomboid Breaking The Grid  90 Degree Corners  2’ Shift
  18. 18. Benefits Of The Triangular Grid  Saves Space  Free Standing System 24 Square Feet  Quick Install Or Changes  Structural Integrity  Stores in Half The Space  No 90 Degree Turns
  19. 19. Disadvantages The Triangular Grid  Gaps At The Connections  Set Room Size Increments  No 90 Degree Corners
  20. 20. When Not To Use The Grid Long Narrow Space Existing Walls Just Doesnt’ Fit
  21. 21. When To Use The Triangular Grid Limited Space Temporary Install Permanent Install Nothing To Brace To
  22. 22. Haunting ResourcesHaunted Attraction National Tradeshow and Convention (HAuNTcon)972-951-5100 www.hauntcon.comHauntrepreneurs® Themed Attraction Design and Consulting972-951-5100 www.hauntrepreneurs.comFind A Haunt.com - Nationwide listing service for Haunted Eventswww.findahaunt.comSinister Visions - Haunting Web Design312-952-1832 www.sinistervisions.comTicket Leap - Online Ticketing for attractions850-345-6837 www.ticketleap.com

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