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Rolling Blind Installation: Vancouver Convention Center

Vancouver, BC Canada 

Contractor: PCL Constructors Westcoast, Inc.

Project Scope

Provide access for the installation of rolling blinds above escalator.


  • Extremely tight timeframe required to minimize impact on guests staying at the convention center.
  • No power on site for electric hoists.
  • Structural conditions made it difficult to access rigging points for the swing stage. 
  • Glass panels and a decorative wood ceiling demanded a safe yet delicate solution.


A 31 ft (9.5 m) platform powered by manual hoists was installed and rigged on a Saturday morning and dismantled just three days later with no disruption to the busy convention center’s guests. Prior to rigging, wood planking was installed to create a walkway to access structural supports. After Spider’s swift mobilization, the contractor was able to get to work the same day.

Spider’s solution saved PCL over $2,500 off their original budget, and enabled the work to be completed within the carefully planned timeframe with little to no disruption to the convention center’s business.

Vancouver Convention Center

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