Tenting Structures

Pole, Frame and Structured Tenting

AEM International offers a variety of tenting options – from simple 10X10 pole tents to fully structured temporary buildings. All of our tents surpass minimum wind rating requirements and are approved for use on tarmacs. AEM International’s onsite team will assure that proper site inspection is performed prior to installation and layout plans are respected to your specifications. Furthermore, AEM’s team will be present onsite for the duration of the event to assure that troubleshooting and last minute changes to layout are coordinated in a timely fashion.

Pole Tent

A pole tent is a conventional-style tent made much like the famous circus and revival tents of yesterday. They come with center, quarter, side poles, curtains, stakes, and sometimes additional half poles. Some of the smaller pole tents (e.g. 50′ x 80′ in size) may use push poles for centers, while larger sizes use a traditional sectional pole with a hand or electric crank for lifting the bail rings. Center poles are anchored by plates at the base and cable guide lines run off to the sides and are staked into the ground. When maintained properly, even the largest of pole tents can handle heavy storms and stress loads (up to 80 mph. winds).

Frame Tent

A frame tent looks much the same as a pole tent, except it has no center poles and is supported by a galvanized steel metal frame and staked ropes situated at the side  of the tent. The vinyl top is stretched much tighter, giving it a more appealing, straight-lined, custom look. They usually run in small sizes from 10′ x 10′ to 40′ x 60′. The coated poly vinyl material weighs 16 oz in weight and has an approximate life span of 10 to 15 years.

Structured Tent

This wonderful building may be used as a portable structure allowing about 2 to 4 days to erect and dismantle. More often it is used as an intermediate or permanent building.The clear-span structure is streamline in appearance and has a sleek style due to the design of the large metal arches that stretch from side to side. These arches can be 8′ to 12′ apart and are anchored with large auger stakes, or for more permanent use, anchored with large bolts into the foundation or floor at the base of each arch.