Category Archives: Pipe and Drape

Pipe & Drape used for backdrop for hanging posters at Old Capitol Mall in Iowa City, IA

Pipe and Drape is used for backdrop for an exhibit for the University of Iowa engineering department being held at the Old Capitol Mall in Iowa City, IA. Posters were hung on our free-standing pipe and drape framework thus preserving the integrity of the walls.

Last minute political event setup in Lincoln Nebraska

Lied Center for Performing Arts logoWe know what you are thinking…. “But wait, Big Ten Rentals is located in Iowa City, Iowa not Lincoln, Nebraska which is about 300+ miles West! It takes a special rental company to deliver multiple bleachers, bike barricades and black retractable stanchions for crowd control and pipe and drape for the backdrop.  We were able to mobilize, deliver and set up for this event starting at 1:30 PM on Thursday, March 3rd.

Images after setup:

During the political rally:

Annual event set-up for ICAD Group on economic development

ICAD into the future iconIowa City Area Development Group LOGOWe set up the “ICAD Into The FUTURE” indoor/outdoor event at the Iowa City Municipal Airport for an Iowa City Area Development Group. Outside we set up a 20′ x 40′ rope and pole tent, 5 cocktail tables, pipe and drape booths, eight 8′ x 30″ tables, 212 black chairs, 100″ Screen, popcorn machine and power strips. Also making an appearance at this event will be a DeLorean that the owner of this company owns and brought to this event to keep with the “Back to the Future” theme of the event.

Event set-up for presidential campaigning in Iowa

Grand River Center logoMost political events are usually rush jobs with little lead time, due to security reasons and planning factors. This presidential campaigning event for Donald Trump was no different. We received the call to set up several 5-row bleachers and multiple-sized “pipe and drape” at about noon and had the event set up by late in the evening. We get the calls because we are able to put big events together quickly.

Presidential candidate Donald Trump:

Images of Donald Trump provided by Getty Images

Junior Achievement event set-up at The Celebration Farm in Iowa City, IA

We set up the Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa event at The Celebration Farm. We delivered and set-up 8′ x 30″ rectangle banquet tables, 30″ round cocktail tables, Hitachi LCD projector and screen, Pipe and Drape, Low rise stage and 2,000 watt sound system.

Event set-up for Iowa Gym-Nest at Coralville Marriott

Gymnesnest in Coralville Iowa Marriott Coralville hotel and conference center logoBig Ten Rentals was busy setting up an event for Iowa Gym-Nest. It’s their annual “Winter Wonderland International” indoor gymnastics meet at the Marriott Hotel & Convention Center in Coralville, IA. We set up multiple bleachers, pipe and drape, stanchions.

Also see pictures from when we where here in November of 2014.

Bleachers & Pipe and Drape set-up for Indoor gymnastic event at the Marriott in Coralville, Iowa

Gymnesnest in Coralville IowaMarriott Coralville hotel and conference center logo

This event is taking place at the Marriott in Coralville in conjunction with Gym-Nest. Two 5-row bleachers (seats 50 each) were placed on both sides of our towable 45′ hydraulic bleacher (seats 273 people). Belt style stanchions and pipe and drape was also delivered and set-up by Big Ten Rentals for this event.

First Lady Michelle Obama at a political event.

We were called to set up a specialty designed motorcade tent. We started construction of it early morning October 21st 2014. This event was held at the University of Iowa’s campus in Iowa City. It had someone quite important to the nation attending, the First Lady, Michelle Obama.

Barricade & Pipe and Drape set-up:

Set-up of fully enclosed motorcade tent with walkway:

Pictures of the event:

Street closings due to security of this event.